We do not staple our cabinets together. Staples are fast but only have less than 10% of the holding power that of which our screw system can hold. Screws and glue can greatly increase the longevity of your cabinet from the cycles per second of vibration that is transmitted through a cabinet in a moving vehicle. We do not use particle, sawdust, chip board or medium density overlay (MDO). We provide high density overlay (HDO) and poly-coated American Made plywood. We do not slide our drawers on Masonite. We use ball bearing slides that have a weight capacity from 150 up to 500 lbs in all applications. We don’t use foam filled plastic drawer fronts or doors. What’s the point of using a combination lock on a cabinet door or drawer that can be opened with a pocket knife? We use High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and 1/8 inch stainless steel edging for added security with all combo lock installations.
Another big part of our niche is we found we could build out these issues and be very competitive in pricing. Oh, we like to mention that more than 90% of the content of our products are Made in the USA.
Then there were the quality issues of bare wood, MDO and saw dust boards, stapled together and covered in cheap carpeting held in place with contact cement that covered up poor fit and finish. The plastic trim would crack in cold weather, the carpet would fray and tear loose at the edges and if the carpet got wet it would stink while some substrates would warp, buckle and delaminate. Some manufactures didn’t even use drawer slides which meant you had to slide the drawer on its bottom like an old chest with drawers. When you put a load in the drawer you had to have two handles to pull it open and a good hip budge to push it back in. Vehicle vibrations would shake some apart while others sagged so badly you couldn’t pull the drawers open. Some even used Chinese plywood that gave off a sickening odor that lingered for months in a vehicle. Steel cabinets answered many of these issues but they are limited to fixed designs, rattles and have to be made in sufficient quantities to make them financially feasible.