Click on the link below to learn more about Urea Formaldehyde used in the manufacuring of the Flakeboard and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) found in many cabinets and home furnishings...but never in ours.
Look Beyond the Finish
Most new cabinetry looks great when the installation is finished, but what will they look like in a few years beyond the “Finish”? Consider the cabinet construction when choosing your cabinetry. Ask your cabinet dealer if you can look at a loose cabinet. Turn it around, flip it over (watch out that the doors and drawers don’t open), see what it is made of. Red flags to look for in the construction of cabinetry are flakeboard and or fiberboard (see Urea Formaldehyde), plastic corner supports, excessive glue, and recessed cabinet backs are the easiest items to spot.
Flakeboard and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) components are inexpensive and easy to machine, but they are not structural and will not support heavy loads for a sustained period of time. You may have noticed this if you have ever seen a shelf sagging under the weight of dishes or glasses. Hardwood plywood veneers are structurally sound. They will not buckle under pressure. Plastic corner supports are designed to strengthen a cabinet and also provide a method of securing counter tops. But most often the staples holding these blocks pull out. Excessive glue is an indication that the cabinet components a held together with hot glue, which in most cases is not permanent. Recessed cabinet backs can separate from a cabinet weakening it and potentially causing it to fail. In a base cabinet, the drawer hardware mounting brackets attached to the cabinet back will separate from the hardware causing the drawers to fall.
Our cabinetry is built strictly with hardwood plywood’s and solid lumber,
NO FLAKEBOARD, MDF, MELAMINE, ETC. we use proven construction methods developed more that 40 years ago that have withstood the test of time. We’ll gladly show you how and what they’re made of. Our cabinets are built locally in our shop in Pitman, NJ and we stand behind our cabinetry with a limited lifetime guarantee.