When spending money on a kitchen remodel, a savvy homeowner will want to ensure that it not only looks up to par with his or her taste, but will also want to determine if the cabinetry purchased will withstand the test of time. Durability is just as important, if not more important than pricing because remodeling a kitchen is not something that is done every few years. Ideally, a new kitchen gets improved and prolonged usage after a remodel.
One item of importance in determining whether the cabinets in your kitchen will be able to hold up under stress is the cabinet joints. The joint is located where the door and frame are put together.
There are a number of joint methods used by major cabinet manufacturers, and being knowledgeable about cabinet joints may aid you in your shopping.
The dowel joint is one such joint method, in which two pieces of wood are connected by glue and two dowels which jut into the wood.
A second type of joint is called a mortise-and-tenon joint. This method connects the two with one piece of wood carved out and extended into the other piece of wood. Many cabinetry manufacturers refer to the mortise-and-tenon joint differently. Some other terms used to describe this joint are tongue-and-groove joint and dovetailed joint.
A butt joint is two pieces of wood side by side and either glued or nailed together.
No matter what method is used for your kitchen cabinets you must ensure that there is no separation between the two pieces. This will eventually lead to a problem. Looking for kitchen cabinets that come with some form of warranty is sometimes helpful. At Cornerstone Cabinet Company, we offer incredible service as well as quality product that will last for many years to come. If you are interested in doing a home remodeling project, call us today at 480-710-7363 to schedule an appointment or speak with one of our experienced design consultants.