Particle Board Cabinets, MDF Cabinets, OR High Quality All WoodCabinets
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Kitchen cabinets come in many forms: particle board cabinets, MDF cabinets, and high quality all wood cabinets.
Particle board is an engineered wood product manufactured from wood particles, such as wood chips, sawmill shavings, or even saw dust, and a synthetic resin or other suitable binder, which is pressed and extruded. Particleboard is a type of fiberboard, a composite material.
Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product formed by breaking down softwood into wood fibers, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and forming panels by applying high temperature and pressure. It is somewhat denser than normal particleboard.
Particleboard and MDF cabinets tend to sag and swell especially when exposed to moisture.
In addition, since they are not all wood, both materials tend to break or split, especially if screws or nails are used. Screws will have a tendency to lose their grip because the material is made of shredded wood or paper. Screws and nails work much better in plywood or solid wood materials. Most of the kitchen cabinets available at major home centers, like Lowes & Home Depot, are made of fiberboard or partial board.
The all-wood kitchen cabinets that you will find at In Stock Kitchens all feature solid wood face frames and doors and a plywood cabinet box. These are the same materials that you will find high-end kitchen cabinetry shops use. With In Stock Kitchens, you can get high quality, all wood kitchen cabinets at discount prices. We manufacture and import our own all-wood kitchen cabinets allowing you, the consumer, to enjoy an all wood kitchen cabinet without paying the custom all wood kitchen cabinet price.