Add privacy and a new leaded glass look to glass doors, windows, shower doors, mirrors and more with these decorative films by Wallpaper For Windows. In these cases, the manufacturer supplies plastic plugs to fill the unused hinge holes on the non-hinged side of the door. Wood Quality: Most often, the cabinet face frames and doors are made of solid wood, but it is generally Russian Birch, even if they advertise it as Cherry. However there still may be some rotting happening, so go ahead and remove the old storm door.
Installation: Chinese cabinets install as any other cabinet would, but since they are often out of square and require so many fillers to complete the install, the end result looks fairly rough around the edges if proper care is not taken. When looking for your next cabinet for your kitchen or bath, take a look at the following and make sure it’s what you have in mind for your remodel. The hinge on your door actuates a lot in the course of its life and you do not want to be constantly adjusting the hinges or replacing them.
Just because its advertised as an ‘all plywood box with a Cherry stain’ does not make it a quality cabinet any more than a Chevrolet advertised with ‘4 tires and an engine’ is the same car as a BMW. Assembly: While the cam locks are somewhat avoidable in the import cabinets, there are a few that offer a true dado assembly and require glues and fasteners that are nailed or screwed on. Some even use pocket screws to hold the cabinet together.
Over time, as wood expands and contracts and cabinet contents shift, inferior construction will almost always lead to separation of cabinet panels, cabinets peeling from the wall and other shocking developments. Chinese imported cabinets are rigid in this area, so look at a domestic line like Conestoga’s if you are going to require unique doors or want a special door overlay like full overlay or inset.
There is one American Made RTA cabinet (made by Conestoga Wood Specialties) that even offers a really unique sliding dovetail technology where the wood panels (top/bottom and sides) dovetail together so that the cabinet literally cannot fall apart once assembled. We were out of town, so we headed to the local grocery store to pick up supplies to clean the plastic off the glass surface.