The Strength Behind Forma’s Custom Cabinet Boxes

The Excellence of Plywood in Custom Cabinet Boxes

When it comes to custom cabinetry, the materials we choose are as important as the design itself. At Forma Cabinets, we pride ourselves on using only the highest quality materials to ensure our cabinets stand the test of time. One of the key materials we use for our cabinet boxes is 5/8 Canadian plywood, available in both birch and white melamine finishes. In this blog, we’ll delve into the advantages of this superior material and why it’s our top choice for custom cabinets.

Why 5/8 Canadian Plywood?

Durability and Strength

Durability is paramount in cabinet construction, especially in high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms. The 5/8 Canadian plywood we use offers exceptional strength and resilience. Plywood is made by gluing together thin layers of wood veneer, with the grain of each layer running perpendicular to the layers above and below. This cross-grain construction gives plywood its high strength and stability, making it resistant to warping and cracking.



Moisture Resistance

In environments where moisture is often present, such as kitchens and bathrooms, the ability of the material to resist moisture is crucial. Our 5/8 Canadian plywood, particularly when finished with melamine, provides excellent moisture resistance. The melamine finish acts as a barrier, protecting the plywood from moisture infiltration and ensuring the longevity of the cabinets.


Versatility and Aesthetic Appeal

We offer our 5/8 Canadian plywood in both birch and white melamine finishes, giving our clients the flexibility to choose a look that complements their design preferences. Birch plywood provides a natural, warm aesthetic with its fine grain and smooth texture, making it perfect for clients who appreciate the beauty of natural wood. On the other hand, white melamine offers a clean, contemporary look that works well in modern and minimalist designs. The melamine finish is also easy to clean, making it a practical choice for busy households.

White Melamine Plywood
Birch Plywood

Eco-Friendly Choice

Sustainability is an important consideration in today’s world. Canadian plywood is often sourced from managed forests that adhere to strict environmental standards. By choosing 5/8 Canadian plywood, we are supporting responsible forestry practices and contributing to the reduction of environmental impact.

Cost-Effective Quality

While solid wood is a traditional choice for cabinetry, it can be prohibitively expensive. Plywood offers a cost-effective alternative without compromising on quality. The manufacturing process of plywood makes it more affordable while still providing the robustness and beauty of natural wood. This allows us to deliver high-quality, durable cabinets to our clients at a more accessible price point.


Why Forma Cabinets Chooses 5/8 Canadian Plywood

At Forma Cabinets, we take pride in our commitment to quality. Using 5/8 inch plywood for our custom cabinet boxes is just one way we ensure our products exceed your expectations. Thank you for joining us for this edition of Material Mondays. Stay tuned for more insights into the materials and craftsmanship that make Forma Cabinets the best choice for your home.


Tirssa M.

Designer, Forma Cabinets

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