Here at Rudisill Cabinet Shop, our team members have been working as cabinet makers for many years, and we have had ample time to master our craft. We value quality materials and craftsmanship, and we build all of our cabinets with care and attention to detail. Our team knows that, for many homeowners, buying new cabinets can be a stressful undertaking as they often don’t know what they should be looking for. To help ease that problem, in this article, we will go over three key things that our cabinet makers want you to know.
- Insist On All-Plywood Construction. Cabinet boxes can be made of either plywood or particle board, but cabinet makers who are committed to quality will always use all-plywood construction. Plywood is stronger than particleboard, has a much higher tolerance for moisture, and has more holding power with glue and screws–all of which means that plywood cabinets will last much longer.
- Always Use Soft-Close Hinges. Another thing that our cabinet makers want you to know is that the best cabinet hinges are soft-close, steel, six-way hinges. Six-way hinges take their name from the fact that they are adjustable in six directions: up and down, left and right, and forward and back. This means that they can be adjusted as necessary when changes in temperature and humidity over the seasons cause the wood doors to expand and contract.
- Dovetail Joints are King. A third thing that our cabinet makers want you to know is that dovetail joints are best for drawer boxes. Historically, cabinet makers had to use nothing but joints and glue to assemble finished cabinets, with no nails, screws, or staples because the metal fasteners were too expensive. Even with these hardware options available, dovetail joints are still the best choice for creating strong, durable drawers.