Upper cabinets are a little trickier as your side panels will vary depending on if you want them to go to the ceiling how high your ceilings are and how far off your countertop.
Kitchen cabinet boxes plywood. Behind the cherry birch or maple doors of a kitchen cabinet is the wood used to construct the cabinet box the back sides top shelves and bottom. Now the plywood strips have been cut for the upper cabinets in step 1. As a result it leaves less money in other parts of your new kitchen design such as flooring and.
Melamine is more economical and easier to look after for the kitchen and bathroom cabinet boxes and shelves. Any woodworker with intermediate to advanced skill level can tackle this diy project. They charge up to an extra 10 20 for them.
But they need to be cut to length and assembled. Drawers call for a different type of construction than cabinet boxes and while you may use the same type of face plywood for the drawer fronts your box construction and lining may differ. There are usually two options for cabinet box construction.
Use a strong plywood with a 5 ply minimum on the drawer sides. Plywood and particle board. Materials for this kitchen plan include cabinet plywood preferably purebond shown boards for the top and bottom support ripped plywood strips for the toe kick and.
Assemble upper kitchen cabinet boxes. If all other factors are equal plywood cabinets are best. Plywood is made up of layers of wood veneer glued together alternating the grain of the wood for stability.
Furniture board posted at 11 45h in cabinet design kitchen design remodeling by holly macgregor if you are in the market for new cabinetry your kitchen designer will likely want to know your preference regarding cabinet construction. Many builders consider plywood cabinets an upgrade in a kitchen build. Plywood is an upcharge as well because good quality cabinet makers don t use chinese plywood.
Cheaper laminated melamine particleboard drawer sides just aren t as structurally strong. 20 percent more for cabinets is a lot of money when remodeling. But considering other factors such as cost and availability particleboard cabinet boxes can be a wise choice.