How a cabinet is built determines how it looks and functions. Hinges, shelving and even finishing options can vary greatly depending on the type of cabinet construction and materials used. These basics will help you determine what cabinet construction type is best for you.
Methods for building and assembling cabinets will vary based on manufacturer and the level of quality you pay for. There’s no need to become a master carpenter to be an informed cabinet buyer but there are some terms and construction techniques that you’ll probably encounter, even if it’s just browsing a cabinet maker’s brochure or website.
The important thing to take home on this subject is that there is a relationship between the type of construction and the cabinet’s level of quality and durability.