1 Cabinet Construction
Cornerstone builds cabinets out of ¾ maple, ¾ plywood and ⅝ melamine.
- Melamine is the most economically priced.
- Maple and plywood are both very close in cost, water resistance and sturdiness. The main difference between these two materials is the color of the inside of your cabinets. If you want to have the inside of your cabinets match the color of your doors, you can upgrade to a finished interior. This will either consist of painting/staining to match wood doors (¾ maple) and laminating/painting to match the medium density fiberboard (MDF) doors (¾ plywood).
- MDF is used for thermofoil
- Thermofoil is a plastic material that is thermoformed to an underlying engineered wood core, such as MDF.
- Cornerstone doors come in two primary types, MDF (thermofoil/paint) and wood (stain/paint).
Wood has a classic look, but it will have variations that are outside of our control. Wood is taken from nature, so there will be natural variations giving it its natural look.
- Wood doors are made by taking the outer door molding and seaming the four corners around an inside panel.
- Thermofoil doors are crafted out of large sheets of MDF on one of our CNC machines. These measurements are inputted into our software, which will map it out, maximizing the yield per sheet. This means all MDF doors can be made with complete precision down to about a 10,000th of an inch. There are no variations in this material, as MDF is a man-made material. From here MDF can be either painted or pressed with thermofoil.
The back panels, sides and frames are made out of the same wood material as the front of the cabinets.
Cornerstone doesn’t cut corners.
Using quality materials helps cabinets last longer and sustain more weight.