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Old 18-08-2015, 03:22 PM   #16
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Old 18-08-2015, 06:13 PM   #17
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I really hate wood kitchen cabinet because they don't last long and removal is a pain.

Thinking of aluminium myself too.

My current wardrobe is using aluminium pole system.. super spacious and nice.
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Old 16-01-2018, 03:07 PM   #18
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I really hate wood kitchen cabinet because they don't last long and removal is a pain.

Thinking of aluminium myself too.

My current wardrobe is using aluminium pole system.. super spacious and nice.
I think aluminium cabinet better. Who has done it before?
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Old 04-02-2018, 06:54 PM   #19
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Anyone use solid wood for cabinet doors?
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:22 AM   #20
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Anyone use solid wood for cabinet doors?
Solid wood doors will slant/sag in the long use because of its weight
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:18 PM   #21
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Hi, do u think it will help with better hinges like blum?

Solid wood doors will slant/sag in the long use because of its weight
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:40 PM   #22
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Anyone use solid wood for cabinet doors?
Personally, I feel it is something that is good to have, but not necessary to have. Typically most folks will use plywood. Solid wood is of course better and could last longer, but for cabinet door which we don't put pressure or abuse, it may be overkill.
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:12 AM   #23
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Anyone use solid wood for cabinet doors?
What type of solid wood are you referring to? Teak?
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:51 AM   #24
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Hi, do u think it will help with better hinges like blum?
You mean these?

https://www.blum.com/us/en/01/20/10/

Nowadays, cabinet doors come with slow-motion closure hinges like my recently installed new cabinet. But I'm not using solid wood and not BLUM hinges.

Did the BLUM website says their hinges can prevent solid wood doors from sagging/slanting in the long run? Why not you ask BLUM directly?

Even the main wooden door will sag/slant slightly in the long run due to its weight.

The important thing here is how many hinges you are installing and the locations they are installed. The contractor will likely to install the hinges of equal spacing to make things look nice.

If you seriously want to prevent slanting/sagging you'll need to have 2 hinges on the top (one immediately below the other) and one at the bottom for cabinet door. For the main door you'll need the same 2 hinges on the top, one in the middle and one at the bottom.

These will prevent the door from slanting/sagging. No need to get the expensive BLUM hinges.
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I really hate wood kitchen cabinet because they don't last long and removal is a pain.

Thinking of aluminium myself too.

My current wardrobe is using aluminium pole system.. super spacious and nice.
doesn't aluminium look like hawker store?
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:14 PM   #26
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My Blum kitchen is done by eBrickz.. pretty solid wood and strong durable hinges.. totally satisfied

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Old 13-02-2018, 12:55 PM   #27
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No experience with aluminium for me. Iím using plywood for 6-7 years now. Seems alright. Only issue is with Blum add-ons closing the door unable to close completely. Could be hinge issue but add-on is really not long lasting solution.

Another choice I remember was stainless steel kitchen cabinet from Song cho. Think itís high end but can consider for those who wants durability. For metals, main issues will be bending. Itís difficult to bend back to original flatness unless you use machines or thereís enough thickness to prevent it from being bent.

Wear and tear would be coating on metals vs laminate on woods.
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Old 14-02-2018, 02:16 AM   #28
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Thanks. Checked with blum and they say no issue with heavier closing... wad will affect the stability is the length - best to keep it within 60cm per closing...

You mean these?

https://www.blum.com/us/en/01/20/10/

Nowadays, cabinet doors come with slow-motion closure hinges like my recently installed new cabinet. But I'm not using solid wood and not BLUM hinges.

Did the BLUM website says their hinges can prevent solid wood doors from sagging/slanting in the long run? Why not you ask BLUM directly?

Even the main wooden door will sag/slant slightly in the long run due to its weight.

The important thing here is how many hinges you are installing and the locations they are installed. The contractor will likely to install the hinges of equal spacing to make things look nice.

If you seriously want to prevent slanting/sagging you'll need to have 2 hinges on the top (one immediately below the other) and one at the bottom for cabinet door. For the main door you'll need the same 2 hinges on the top, one in the middle and one at the bottom.

These will prevent the door from slanting/sagging. No need to get the expensive BLUM hinges.
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