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What Components Make a Cabinet?

Cabinets are essential components of homes, offices, and other public spaces. They come in a variety of sizes, materials, and styles to suit many different needs. But what kitchen cabinet components make up your cabinets?

Kitchen Cabinet Components

Face Frames and Boxes

First, there is the face frame which forms the basic structure of the cabinet. This is usually made out of wood, such as particle board or plywood but may also be made from fiberboard or metal. The box houses the hardware and other interior components, which give it its functionality.

Cabinet Hardware

The hardware is the components that allow for the opening and closing of doors and drawers. This includes door hinges, drawer slides, handles, and knobs. The hardware can be made from metal, wood, or plastic and come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit many different styles.

Kitchen Cabinet Toe Kicks

Kitchen cabinet toe kicks are the boards in the recessed space below the ground-level cabinets. This often-overlooked space allows the person using the kitchen to get close to the counter with less hunching over the work area. Kitchen cabinet toe kicks are also made from many types of materials. Sometimes they are solid wood; other times, they are MDF.  It is essential, since they are floor level where spills occur, that material used for toe kicks is water resistant.

Kitchen Cabinet Shelves

Next are the adjustable shelves, which provide storage space within the cabinet. These are usually made out of hardwood, particle board, or plywood material and must be securely attached to the interior walls of the cabinet for stability.

Cabinet Doors & Drawer Fronts

Finally, the door and drawer fronts complete and personalize many cabinets. They come in various materials such as wood, metal, glass, or laminate and can be customized to match a particular style or design.
These components combined make up a functional and aesthetically pleasing cabinet that is sure to meet any need. With the right cabinet components, a clever and creative design can spruce up any room.

Sound Dampening Bumpers

When you close your cabinet doors or drawers if you have hinges or sliders that ease the close, any noise created by the doors or drawer fronts hitting the faces will be reduced. One thing that most, if not all, kitchen cabinets have on their doors and drawers are sound-dampening bumpers on their corners. When you close your cabinets, this ensures that there is less noise, and it also protects the face frames from getting damaged depending on how they are finished.

Cabinet Installation Services in Pittsburgh

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