The key to a high quality RTA cabinet is how it is actually held together. For a high quality RTA cabinet, make sure that they use a cam lock assembly. What is a cam lock assembly, it is not only easier to put together, but it offers a stronger bond. Cam locks come in two versions: one is a hidden assembly that uses a combination of pegs and rotating locks, while the other one is an exposed cam lock which also uses rotating locks.
A groove that is cut into a piece of material so that another piece may slide into it. The inside surface of cabinet drawers may be 'dadoed' with a groove to accept the drawer bottom panel which helps make for a stronger joint between the drawer side and bottom panels. a longer production time
A method of joining two pieces of wood that join each other, typically at right angles. The edge of each piece is cut with a number of V shaped notches that interlock with the adjoining piece forming a very strong joint. This is usually the best preferred method of construction for wooden drawers and pull outs. Dovetailed joints are the most durable
The wood frame that is attached to the front edges of the top, bottom and sides of the cabinet box. This frame helps provide rigidity to the box. Cabinet designs that incorporate this feature are called "framed" or "face frame" cabinets.
The surface coating that is applied to a wood cabinet surface. The finish is typically made up of several layers of different materials such as a stain, sealer and clear coat. The finish is a key element in maintaining and protecting the beauty and durability of the wood surface.
A cabinet design that does not use a frame on the front outside edges of the cabinet box. The front of the cabinet box is formed by the edges of the top, bottom and side panels of the cabinet box. The cabinet door typically covers the edges when closed.The cabinet is strengthened by the back and sides in this construction.
A composite material made up of paper and resin that has been fused together to form a relatively hard durable surfacing material. Vinyl laminate is used on cabinet surfaces and countertops by bonding the laminate to the substrate (many times referred to by its brand name Formica.)
A wood based product that's produced by the combination of very small wood fibers and a glue, resin or similar bonding agent. MDF can be more easily shaped than products like particle board due to the consistency of the material formed by the small fibers. MDF can be used for shelves, doors and other cabinet parts. MDF is denser then plywood and has a “green” eco friendly factor since its made of recycled wood product.
A plastic based, sheet material similar to a thin laminate that is applied to the exterior and or interior of cabinets. It’s similar to shelving paper. This is usually found on the exterior of less expensive cabinetry and can peel off easily.
A wood product made up of very small wood pieces and fragments that are fused together with a glue or resin under mechanical pressure. Particle board sometime is used in cabinet construction. But beware particle board can expand like a sponge when exposed to water and sometimes humidity.
A wood product made up of several layers or “Plies” of wood with the grain direction running at different angles with respect to each other. This orientation gives plywood greater strength and stability in comparison to solid wood and much more preferred in the quality of cabinet construction
Kitchen Cabinets RTA stands for Ready To Assemble. That you find on this site, which feature a solid plywood cabinet box and solid wood face frames and doors. High quality RTA cabinet, make sure that they use a cam lock assembly. When compared to our cabinets, which feature a cam lock assembly, it is not only easier to put together, but it offers a stronger bond.
The bottom piece of a base cabinet that is recessed from the front surface of the cabinet to allow room for a person's feet when standing in front of the cabinet. This can be matching the cabinet or even a decorative accent.