Top 10 Characteristics of High-Quality Kitchen Cabinets.
High-quality kitchen cabinets have at least 10 characteristics that contribute to their long lifespan. The best kitchen cabinets will be durable and beautiful for many years to come. Unfortunately, some cabinets have problems in as little as a year or two. Issues like crooked doors, sagging drawers, scratched faces, loose hinges etc. That’s why it is important to choose the best kitchen cabinets with high-quality construction. As you shop for cabinets and compare cabinet costs, look for the following construction features. This will help ensure you choose high-quality cabinets:
Quality Sourced Lumber
High-quality cabinets standard requires the use of carefully selected top-grade lumber, ensuring the finest and most dependable kitchen cabinets. To meet this requirement, a cabinetry company must implement a rigorous inspection process to assure that only first-class products are built.
Beauty of Real Wood Cabinetry
Maple is a strong, fine-grained wood this is maily off-white in color, although it may contain light hues of yellow-brown or pink. It may also contain natural imperfections which add character and uniqueness to the wood. The craftsmanship of these cabinets is really in the beauty that they give to a home. With a ten step process, the quality is sure to shine. You can be confident that your new cabinets will stand up to everyday use.
Divine Cabinetry offers both fully-assembled and ready-to-assemble cabinets in our popular designer line. , whichever is more convenient for you. The cabinets are shipped directly to you, ready-to-install. Factory construction methods join wood parts using dovetail joints, hot & cold glue, power fasteners and other industrial techniques. In this wood-to-wood construction, the pieces bond on a microscopic level, creating a quality kitchen cabinet with strength.
Long-Lasting, Quality Cabinet Frames
Long-lasting, quality cabinet frames provide stability. Face frames keep the cabinet box square during shipping and installation. Professional cabinet installers often charge more to install frameless cabinets, because it is more time-consuming. This is because frameless cabinetry requires very precise installation. Solid hardwood is unique in its color, texture, and grain patterns. This includes mineral streaks and knots. These natural variations add to hardwood’s distinctive appeal and beauty. Hardwood is durable, resilient, and easy to repair.
Quality Cabinet Boxes
Captured and integrated brace construction creates a quality cabinet box. This increases stability during shipping and installation and provides long-term cabinet strength. Unless integrated with the cabinet side, gussets add no strength or structural integrity to the cabinet. Captured, or integrated, braces also make base cabinets much easier to move into position when installing.
This integrated construction style provides great strength and stability, especially when moving and installing cabinets.
Durable, Full-Height Plywood Back Panel
For strength and ease of installation, quality kitchen cabinets have a durable, full-height back panel. A full back panel allows the cabinet to be directly attached to wall studs at any point on the cabinet back. If installation requires the cabinet be cut around ductwork, plumbing or electrical, the modification will be simpler on the full back. The back is secured with hot glue, nails and a rabbet joint. Extending the panel from the top of the cabinet to the bottom eliminates gaps or spaces and provides additional strength.
Dovetail Drawer Box Construction
Divine Cabinetry knows the bottom of the drawer must support the weight of the drawer contents. Hardwood drawer boxes with dovetail joints have become the standard for premium quality cabinetry. This is due to the long-lasting strength, durability and beauty of the dovetail joint. A strong plywood drawer bottom is glued and nailed in place. Every drawer bottom is fully captured on all four sides in grooved joints. Divine feature Germany soft-close hinges. They are 6-way adjustable, concealed, nickel plated steel, with a 107 degree opening. They have a limited lifetime warranty.
Soft-Close Door Hinges
All of Divine Cabinets have soft-close door hinges. This means they have been tested to withstand 65 pounds of weight and operated through 25,000 open and close cycles. Divine provides a limited lifetime warranty on all door hinges. Divine cabinets feature Germany soft-close hinges. They are 6-way adjustable, concealed, nickel plated steel, with a 107 degree opening. They have a limited lifetime warranty.
Soft-Close Drawer Glides
Divine assures you that our products have been tested for quality. Each drawer glide can withstand 15 pounds per square foot of drawer space. They can also be operated through 25,000 open and close cycles. Divine provides a limited lifetime warranty on drawer glides. Divine features full-access, soft-close steel undermount guides. The ball-bearing glide is concealed beneath the drawer box supporting up to 100 lbs. The glide uses a dampening system that is almost silent when opening and closing your drawer.
The toekick area is the space where the cabinet meets the floor. It provides space for your feet when standing at the counter. Divine Cabinetry use fully-captured dado joints, hot glue and more to create the strongest base for heavy countertops. A decorative panel applied post-construction provides a finished look. After installation, applying a finished toekick panel completes the look. A quality kitchen cabinet with a solid, full-length plywood back panel and plywood cabinet sides forms a natural toekick panel.
Divine Cabinetry: Passion For Excellence.
Divine Cabinetry is one of Canada's leading cabinetmakers.No matter how big or small your kitchen, bathroom, or built-in cabinet project, you can count on our team to bring it to life just as you expect it with a blend of creativity, technology, and fine craftsmanship.