Crafting Culinary Spaces: Exploring Kitchen Cabinet Construction, Finishes, and Uses

Crafting Culinary Spaces: Exploring Kitchen Cabinet Construction, Finishes, and Uses

A study of the US cabinet market and cabinet construction methods including substrates, composition, hardware, and finishes.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Understand the categories that go in to making up the domestic kitchen cabinet market. Knock down cabinets flat stacked and shipped from overseas and how they are competing against domestic cabinet makers with higher labor costs against countries with no labor laws.
  2. Identify and compare various substrates and composition of kitchen cabinets. How furniture board and MDF are made with binders and materials that can off gas.
  3. Examine the features and benefits of various finish options for kitchen cabinets. How these finishes are applied regarding robotics for paint and stain booths as well as capturing and recycling fumes/off gas. Discussion on off gassing of compounds in Resins such as thermofoil and melamine cabinet finishes.
  4. Define and compare framed and frameless cabinets, as well as factory built versus assembled cabinets. These differences play a significant role in how they are installed as well as the sturdiness and safety of hanging heavier weights/cabinet materials.
  5. Discuss available and new hardware options as well as best installation practices for safe and sturdy install.
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Design Category: 
(01) Environmental Issues and General Requirements
Applicable Credits

This Course Is Included In Upcoming Events

6 - 7 Mar
4 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 GBCI General Hour
1 RCEP PDH(s) for Engineers
27 - 28 Mar
4 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 GBCI General Hour
18 Apr
Up to 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
Up to 3 GBCI General Hour
21 May
Up to 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
Up to 1 GBCI General Hour
Up to 1 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)
23 May
Up to 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
Up to 2 GBCI General Hour
Up to 2 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)
20 Jun
Up to 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
Up to 1 GBCI General Hour
Up to 1 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)

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