Best Quality

If you are planning for a kitchen renovation or shopping for a new kitchen, it is important to choose correctly what should go with your new kitchen. If you will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen, isnÂ’t it just right to make it a functional space with all the possible comforts it can offer? Additionally, it should be durable to last for a long time and withstand against possible heavy use.

You will find that most kitchen cabinets are made of different kinds of materials, depending on the price tag. These are often made of particleboard, plywood, medium density fiberboard (MDF). Rarely can you find kitchen cabinets that are made completely out of solid wood.

Particleboard is the most commonly used cabinet material. The components of a particleboard consist of wood shavings, sawdust and other wood by-products. Pressure is used to glue these materials together. Particleboard exhibits outstanding screw-holding capacity.

Medium density fiberboard, or MDF, is a high-quality core material. This is made of finer components than particleboard. Unlike particleboard, MDF can be shaped because it has smoother and cleaner surface which can be painted.

Plywood is a composite material made of layers of wood plies. Its composition and the manner each ply is positioned provide this material equal strength in all directions. Plywood usually provides a good cabinet material, especially when it is covered by wood veneer. A cabinet made of plywood covered in wood veneer is referred to as solid-wood cabinet. Therefore, a solid wood mahogany cabinet that you may find in your favorite kitchen store may not at all be solid mahogany but is probably made of plywood covered in wood veneer. Bear in mind that it may only be plywood but it may still be a high quality product. It is often a common misconception that sheet goods like particleboard, medium density fiberboard and plywood possess lesser quality when used as a building material for kitchen cabinets compared with solid wood. On the contrary, sheet goods are even better than lumber in many ways. Solid wood is more expensive than sheet goods. Solid wood is poorly suited to most kitchen cabinet parts. It absorbs moisture. It is often unstable, as it shrinks and swells in response to humidity changes. It can warp and crack when used for sides, bottom, top and back of cabinets. Experts believe that even the best cabinets are made with plywood. However, cabinets made of particleboard or medium density fiberboard can sometimes exceed the quality of plywood made cabinets - depending on the manufacturer. Particleboards are usually used for cabinet interiors to reduce cost since these are cheaper compared with plywood. Cabinets made from these engineered wood products like particleboard, medium density fiberboard and plywood are considered solid wood once covered with veneer, or even paint.

Finally, wood finishing also provides an important factor in determining the quality of a kitchen cabinet. Factory finishes that are found in stock cabinets are more consistent, smoother and last longer compared with cabinets finished in custom shops. This is because large kitchen cabinet manufacturers utilize an automated finishing process. Automation results in a more consistent finish which small cabinetmakers find very expensive to maintain.

Michael Russell Your Independent guide to Cabinets

How do I get the best quality of my old camera?

I have a 1996 Kodak DC210 Plus and I dont get that good quality. How will I get the best quality with this old 1 megapixel camera?

Time to retire the Kodak and buy a new camera. The Sept. 2007 issue of Shutterbug Magazine had a review of several 10 megapixel digicams. You can read it at shutterbug.com - just do a Search for "10 megapixel digicam". (Note: The review includes the Canon G7 which has been replaced by the G9)

You can also read reviews of various cameras at steves-digicams.com and dpreviews.com.

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