Veneer core plywood cabinets

dazedandconfusedFebruary 6, 2013


A cabinet maker we are considering using to build our kitchen cabinets said he uses veneer core plywood (3/4") to make the boxes. Is this a good thing? I'm wondering if high end cabinet manufacturers use this type of plywood as well...


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Yes, this is a good thing.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 2:42PM
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That's great! Thank you so much for your reply.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 4:10PM
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Typically it might be referred to as 'furniture grade' plywood. 3/4" is likely overkill for plywood carcasses. Particle board is usually 3/4, and I think plywood 5/8 (I'm pretty sure my custom plywood cabinets are 5/8 furniture grade plywood).

Real birch veneer - nothing beats it for looks and durability.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 10:50PM
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I am a cabinet maker and I believe very much in 3/4 plywood for the boxes. It is our standard that we won't deviate from..that is how much we think of it.

Travis Alfrey
Pinehurst, NC

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 7:59AM
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The cabinet maker was very specific about the type of plywood he uses so I just wanted to find out more about it. Thank you for your responses, I really appreciate it.

I posted my proposed layout on another thread ( which I linked below). If anyone is willing to take a stab at helping me with layout I would be grateful. I took into consideration what some of the posters suggested and posted an updated layout on the same post with more measurements and information.

Thanks and have a wonderful day.

Here is a link that might be useful: Does this layout look ok?

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 9:01AM
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