Products > Cabinetry & Millwork

Added on Dec 19, 2016 by Melissa Coffin

Composite Woods / Substrates Hazard Spectrum  Hazard Spectrum

View Details
Added on Dec 19, 2016 in General

Trimming Interior Hazards Through Careful Selection of Millwork  News

In a standard two-bedroom apartment, there could be as many as 450 linear feet of baseboard, casings, and other trim. Follow these tips to minimize the hazardous materials in these applications.

Read More
Added on Dec 19, 2016 in General

Getting A Better Handle on Cabinet Specifications  News

Cabinet fronts, doors, and drawer fronts tend to be made from solid hardwood. However, the rest of the cabinet is generally made from various composite wood materials, such as plywood or particleboard, which can release formaldehyde into indoor air. Follow these tips to minimize the impact that cabinets have on interior spaces:

Read More
Added on Dec 19, 2016 by Melissa Coffin

Common Product: Vinyl Wall Base

This product describes a wall base made of thermoplastic vinyl for interior use only. It is distinguished from products containing rubber—such as thermoplastic or thermoset rubber—and products reinforced with metal or other hard surfaces. The vinyl wall base is highly flexible, designed to go over curved walls and even corners. It generally contains two layers of vinyl: the base layer, and the shell layer. The shell layer faces the room and contains pigments (and potentially other decorative materials). The two layers are bound together thermally and co-extruded into a single sheet of vinyl.

This information reflects our best understanding of product composition in 2016.

View Details
Added on Dec 19, 2016 by Melissa Coffin

Common Product: Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)

Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) is a non-structural wood panel product constructed using wood residues from the production of primary wood products. MDF is produced by blending these wood residues with resin(s), resin catalyst, and wax, followed by curing under pressure and heat. Urea-formaldehyde (UF) is the most commonly used resin for MDF, however other resins such as melamine-urea formaldehyde or polymeric isocyanate resins may be used when moisture resistance is specified or a no added formaldehyde (NAF) resin is desired. This CP models a standard MDF product made with UF resin.

View Details
Added on Dec 19, 2016 by Melissa Coffin

Common Product: Particleboard

Particleboard is a non-structural wood panel product constructed using wood residues from the production of primary wood products. Particleboard is produced by blending these wood residues with resin(s), resin catalyst, and wax followed by curing under pressure and heat. Urea formaldehyde (UF) resins continue to be the most cost effective and commonly used resins for composite wood products such as particleboard. However, due to formaldehyde emission regulations from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), manufacturers have begun to use new technologies such as formaldehyde scavengers - such as urea, melamine, and melamine urea formaldehyde (MUF) resin - to reduce formaldehyde emissions from UF resin. This CP models a particleboard product bound with a UF/MUF resin system.

View Details
Added on Dec 19, 2016 by Melissa Coffin

Common Product: Plywood

Plywood is constructed using thin layers of wood, called plies, bound by resin. A variety of wood species may be used depending upon the application. This CP is for flooring underlayment and roof and wall sheathing applications, which often use softwood species such as Yellow Pine or Douglas Fir. Plywood underlayment and sheathing is commonly constructed with a moisture resistant resin, such as phenol formaldehyde, and is typically sold in 4 x 8 ft planks of 9 mm to 18 mm thickness.

View Details
Added on Dec 19, 2016 by Melissa Coffin

Common Product: Base Cabinetry

While cabinets can be made from solid wood, they are also commonly made from a combination of solid wood and composite woods with high pressure laminate facings to mimic a wood grain. This CP describes a typical base cabinet – a cabinet installed on the floor of a kitchen, bathroom or other area where storage is desired. A countertop would then be installed on top of the cabinet to provide a work surface. Because cabinets are highly customizable, this CP assumes a cabinet of a defined set of measurements, with two solid wood doors, two solid wood drawer fronts, and an internal composite wood shelf running the full width of the cabinet. Face fronts are solid wood, and drawers themselves are constructed out of plywood. Laminate is used on the exterior of the sides of the cabient, and interior of sides, bottom, and both sides of the shelf. Plastic braces, drawer hardware, door knobs, and any countertop surfacing are excluded from this summary. Where a laminate material is applied to a composite wood substrate to simulate hardwood, a rubber-based contact adhesive used to bond the two materials together. As is typical with such products, this adhesive is applied to the surfaces of both materials, allowed to set up, and then then two surfaces are pressed together for a permanent bond. Stains and pigments may be applied to the wood prior to the urethane acrylate finish; however, that was not covered in this CP.

This information reflects our best understanding of product composition in 2016.

View Details
Loading...

Do you like the information you see here?

Sign up for the HBN newsletter to be the first to know about new updates to the site, and the schedule for workshops and webinars. We promise to keep your information confidential.

If you don't want to sign up, simply close this box and continue browsing.