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Cabinet Quality and Woods
Course 42

About the course

This lesson begins with a discussion of cabinet quality and some techniques that can be used to determine the quality of existing cabinets. Since there is a large range of cabinet quality, proper assessment is critical to accurate estimation. The lesson discusses five quality criteria in detail: joints, hardware, construction, style, and material. This discussion includes a thorough review of how cabinets are made and put together. The five criteria cover both the quality of the components and the quality of the workmanship. An important part of the quality discussion is the wood used to make cabinets. This part of the lesson discusses veneers and solid wood components. Common woods are covered including oak, ash, pine, knotty pine, birch, maple, cherry, walnut, and mahogany.

Course 42: Cabinet Quality and Woods

  • Chapter 1: Assessing Cabinets 20:37 (44.5 MB)
  • Chapter 2: Recognizing Wood 9:23 (35.3 MB)

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