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Cabinet Construction

It’s important to understand how cabinets are built in order to evaluate cabinet construction specifications across brands. Learning what makes a quality cabinet, will help you learn what to look for as you shop for cabinets. If you would like a direct comparison of CliqStudios’ construction specifications to another brand, please call our Design Studio at 888-350-1242. 

Construction Specifications for CliqStudios Cabinetry

CliqStudios Cabinet Quality DetailsCliqStudios has the highest quality construction specifications. Learn more about CliqStudios’ Limited lifetime warranty and CARB2 and KCMA Certification.

A. Full-Height Back Panels

Full-height, 3/8″ plywood back panels make cabinets lighter, stronger and easier to install.

B. I-Beam Construction

Fully captured, full-depth, 1/2″ plywood I-beam construction provides exceptional stability during shipping, installation and holding up countertops.

C. Full Side Panels

Half-inch plywood side panels are light, strong and durable.

D. Dovetail Drawer Joints

The dovetail joint is not only the strongest drawer construction but the most beautiful. CliqStudios drawers have 5/8″ hardwood drawer box sides with dovetail joints and 1/4″ plywood fully captured bottom.

E. Full-Extension, Soft-Close Drawer Glides

Full-extension, steel, soft-close drawer glides support up to 90 pounds per drawer.

F. Adjustable Hinges

Six-way adjustable, nickel-plated, steel hinges open to 107 degrees in full-overlay door style. Four-way adjustable inset barrel-reveal hinge is featured on inset style doors. Concealed-hinge inset doors feature 4-way adjustable concealed hinges.

G. Full-Depth Shelves

Full-depth shelves provide maximum storage space. They are made of  3/4″ plywood with 30-gram melamine in light birch color. Sturdy shelves are rated for 15 pounds per square foot resist warping and sagging. Surface is fully washable and moisture and stain resistant.

H. Full-Overlay and Inset Door Styles

Partial-overlay doors, also known as Standard Overlay, reveal much more of the face frame and do not provide the clean profile of full-overlay or inset styles. Raised panel doors with stained finishes are solid hardwood. Raised panel doors in painted finishes and all flat panels are hand selected, book matched, wood veneer furniture board core to minimize cracking at the joints from normal expansion and contraction.

I. Plywood Cabinet Bottoms

Wall cabinets have added strength and durability with 1/2″ plywood cabinet tops and bottoms.

J. Drawer and Door Bumpers

Quietex™ soft urethane drawer and door bumpers are sound dampening and do not compress over time.

K. Toekick

Toekicks at the bottom of base and tall cabinets provide strength and rigidity.

L. Face Frame

Cabinet face frames adds strength and ensure the frame remains square. CliqStudios’ 3/4″ solid hardwood face frame is glued and double doweled.