Here at Cornerstone Kitchens, we want to help you make your home the best it can be. For many remodeling efforts, including kitchen, bathroom, and even laundry room renovations, you will need high-quality cabinetry to make the space as functional and beautiful as possible. In this article, our experts will go over some of the hallmarks of high-quality cabinetry so that you know how to tell it apart from the cheap stuff.
- Plywood Construction. One hallmark of high-quality cabinetry is all-plywood construction. Many cabinets are made at least partially out of particle board to cut down on costs, but this material is more vulnerable to moisture problems, and it is simply not as strong or durable as plywood. Solid plywood frames, backs, and sides will ensure that your cabinets remain square during shipping, installation, and long after.
- Dovetail Joints. Carpenters who specialize in cabinetry have traditionally been called joiners, as they typically used wooden joints, rather than nails or staples, to secure each piece of wood to the next. Today, precision joints such as the classic dovetail are still a hallmark of quality cabinet construction, as traditional joinery maximizes the strength of the wood and makes for a more durable product.
- Quality Hinges. A third essential component of great cabinetry is high-quality hinges. Cheap hinges lead to stiff, uneven, or loose cabinet doors that will spoil the look of the cabinets and make them harder to use. Fortunately, our team uses only the best hardware in our cabinet construction, so you can count on us to provide the top-notch results you deserve.