Questioning Quality of Cab Construction

luvhorsesMarch 5, 2009

Am about to accept a proposal for cabs for new house. Local custom cabinet man who does beautiful woodwork bid cab boxes of 3/4 melamine as well as drawers constructed of 3/4 melamine with drawers dadoed and glued.

Seems the melamine for drawers would be acceptable for cleaning ease. However, should I be concerned regarding the construction quality of the cabinet boxes?

Would appreciate any advice or opinions. Thank you.

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Jon1270

I would have the opposite concerns.

Melamine cabinet boxes are fine -- dimensionally stable and easy to clean.

Melamine (which means melamine-coated particle board) drawers would be a definite no-go for me, as the material is too fragile to tolerate the inevitable stresses drawers must endure.

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