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How to Spot Quality Wood Cabinets

Posted on: June 24, 2016

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In the past, we’ve talked a bit about the importance and benefits of custom cabinetry. Quality, lasting beauty, uniqueness; these are the basics of a custom made and high-quality piece. But the trouble here is, when something is dressed up and under the right lighting, even a poor facsimile of good cabinetry can appear appealing.

So how do we separate good, dependable, and gorgeous custom cabinets from something that will stain, fall apart, and provide you little more than a ghost  of function? Well, at Jack Rosen, we like to consider ourselves fairly adept at telling the difference. We pride ourselves on working with the absolute best, after all.

Quality Cabinets vs. Cheaply Made Cabinets: How to Tell the Difference

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There are some essentials that actually pretty much anyone can spot, given the time to do so. When seeking a quality wood cabinet, keep an eye out for:

  • Symmetry. Barring a particularly unique design, cabinets and their components should be relatively symmetrical. This goes for color and condition both. The color and type of wood should be absolutely present, without any differentiation. The grain should be solid throughout as well, with no odd shifts in appearance.
  • A lack of obvious mishandling or poor craftsmanship. Dents, cracks, standing scars, knots; a good cabinet will be free of all of these. Obvious outward signs are not only ugly, but they also indicate that the overall work will be shoddy as well, resulting in a weak piece that will not last.
  • Stability. Your cabinets should never, ever rock, move, or shift when in use. We have encountered cabinets that visibly move when simply prodded! Quality wood custom cabinets are stable, and dependable in function.
  • Solid wood panels. Cabinet panels and drawer faces should be constructed of what was clearly a single cut of wood. When these parts are crafted piecemeal with scraps and bits, the end appearance is ugly, and structurally weak.
  • Quality materials. Take care to search out information on the materials used in your wood cabinets. Manufacturers must indicate the wood used, and you should ensure the materials used were of a desirable and dependable quality. Plywood and glued plastics or wood shavings do not make appropriate materials for the exterior of a wood cabinet!

Quality Custom Cabinets with Jack Rosen

When assisting you in choosing the best options for your Rockville home, it is always of utmost importance that we ensure your cabinets match your needs. When you’re looking for the best for your home, whether kitchen, restroom, or any other areas of the home, choose the professionals at Jack Rosen to meet your needs!

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