Those looking to build a new home or remodel their existing one are often unsure about which products will provide the best value. When it’s time to design or upgrade their kitchens, they are likely to have questions about the merits of wooden cabinets versus a particleboard alternative. You can help ease their anxiety and guide them to make the right decision by educating them about their options.
Plywood is constructed by gluing sheets of log-cut wood together in a cross-grain pattern. The cross-grain method helps to make plywood more durable than a solid cut of wood. After the wood sheets are pressed into a composite, they are covered with a veneer.
Particleboard is a composite made by binding together wood chips and wood particles with glue or resin. Next, the composite product is made into a wood sheet by using either pressure or a mold. The sheet is then “finished” by using wood veneers, a laminate, or by painting.
Is Wooden Cabinetry Better than Particleboard?