Read about the different parts that make up cabinets

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At Mei Kitchens, we strive to provide you with the highest quality materials at the most reasonable of prices. Below, you’ll find a categorization of Mei Kitchens’ cabinet parts. See that under each category is a link to Consumer Reports. Read on to see how well Mei Kitchens ranks in terms of quality and service.

Cabinet Box

Cabinet Box Quality

Best is ½- to ¾-inch furniture-grade plywood." (Consumer Reports, 2011)

 

MEI STANDARD: ¾” furniture grade Plywood

Material

Thickness

Finished Sides

Framed vs. Frameless

Pre-Assembly

Contemporary

Door and Drawer Fronts

Cabinet Box Quality

Look for a solid-wood frame surrounding solid-wood or plywood panels. " (Consumer Reports, 2011)

MEI STANDARD: ¾” solid-wood door

Profiles

Material

Drawer

Cabinet Box Quality

"The best ones have solid-wood sides, dovetail joinery, and a plywood bottom that fits grooves on four sides. " (Consumer Reports, 2011)

MEI STANDARD: Solid wood sides, dovetail joinery, and plywood bottom

Material

Soft Closing

Joint Construction

Bottom Material

Slide Extension

Slide Material

Thickness

Hardware

Cabinet Box Quality

"Full-extension drawer guides are better than integrated side rails. Some premium models have a soft close. "(Consumer Reports, 2011)

MEI STANDARD: Steel, full-extension, and soft close drawers. 6 way adj. soft closing stainless steel hinges

Soft Closing

Hinges

Shelves

Shelves

"Look for ¾-inch plywood or MDF. Lesser-quality 5/8- or ½-inch particleboard shelves may sag."(Consumer Reports, 2011)

MEI STANDARD: ¾-inch Plywood shelves

Material

Thickness

Glossary of Kitchen Cabinet Terms

Revolutionizing contemporary cabinetry

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