6 tips to ensure your log home's cabinets are high-quality Shopping Tips for Finding High-Quality Cabinetry
Six ways to test the quality of cabinetry before you make a purchase
by: Sara Brown | Log Home Design


No matter what type of cabinetry you settle on, you’ll want to know that you’re purchasing a quality product. To walk away with the best cabinets you can buy, go through these 6 steps before you sign on the dotted line.

1: Open and close drawers and cabinet doors. They should open smoothly and quietly.

2: Run your hand over the wood surface. If it’s not smooth (think bumps, nicks and splinters), look elsewhere.

3: Do not purchase cabinets without any backs. All of the cabinets should be finished and sealed, both front and back.

4: Make sure all corners (even the back ones) are reinforced for sturdy durability.

5: Check for staples, which can pull apart with use. Instead, opt for panels that have been glued or fastened with screws.

6: Ask a designer about the different wood types available. The majority of cabinets are made from hardwoods, such as maple, cherry, oak or birch, and each one has its advantages.

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