Using heavy duty cabinet material is a must when considering storage units in your garage. Garage cabinets are subject to heavy, wet, and harsh items that can beat up your investment over time. Using thin pressboard material will only result in the homeowner having to reinvest in the garage again and again. To survive, your cabinets must use 1”–1.5” materials, never a lesser grade ¼”, ½”, 5/8” or ¾” material.
Cabinets Check List
1. Will your new Cabinets withstand a harsher Garage Environment?
2. Longevity has much to do with the cabinet backing. Don’t be misled!
One common way companies or installers save money and keep costs low is by using thin light weight backing. However as any skilled craftsman would attest the majority of the weight in a cabinet is supported by the backing. Using ¼ or ½ inch backing, or even using small nailer plates (wood supports) can cut weight capacity by more than 50%. The backing must be at least ¾” high-density condensed wood, NEVER ½” or ¼” pressboard.
3. A sturdy box is only as strong as its weakest link and screws are no exception.
Our cabinets are held together with the toughest “Confirmat” screws ensuring stability, as opposed to Cam Locks or other fastening options that are inferior. Confirmat screws are designed specifically to be used with processed-wood materials. Cam Locks are generally used to fasten low-grade, do-it-yourself box-store furniture.