/Make a Kitchen Set, Choose Plywood, Solid, or Synthetic for the Wardrobe?

Make a Kitchen Set, Choose Plywood, Solid, or Synthetic for the Wardrobe?

How much is the price of making a kitchen set? The variation prices are related to the quality of the materials that make up the kitchen set, such as cabinets / cupboards, tabletops (work tables), accessories, and finishing. The good quality of the material, then more expensive the price. Apart from that, the size and popularity of the “brand” also quite influencing the price of a kitchen set. There are three major categories of materials commonly used for kitchen set cabinets, namely processed wood, solid wood, and synthetic materials. Here is the definition of the differences for processed, solid and synthetic wood.

Processed wood is a material made from wood particles and fibers, such as particle board, MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard), bloackboard and plywood. Meanwhile, solid wood is produced from tree trunks, including real wood, Dutch teak, mapple, sugkai, and teak wood. Each of these materials has advantages and disadvantages. In general, locally produced processed wood has a lower strength than solid wood. For locally produced processed wood, plywood has a better quality than the other three types of processed wood. The next order from stronger to less strong is the backboard material, MDF, and particle board.

Bloackboard is usually covered with teak or sungkai wood. Meanwhile, particle board and MDF are usually used in kitchens that sold in “finished” form (not ordered). Because it has better quality, the plywood kitchen set is more expensive than those made from blackboard, MDF, and particle board. Particle board is the cheapest material. To increase its strength, several kitchen set manufacturers (domestic and foreign), use MDF with HPL (High Pressure Laminate) and melamine coatings.

In the solid wood group, teak is stronger than other types of wood. This wood is resistant to weather and high temperatures. Besides being expensive, for the same size, teak is much heavier. Because the price is quite expensive and tends to go up, this wood is rarely used as a kitchen set material. To replace teak, which is currently widely used by kitchen set manufacturers are sungkai, mapple, Dutch teak, and nyatoh wood. Sungkai is a type of solid wood which is quite popular in its use today. This light colored wood has regular wood grain grooves.

The strength is quite good, and the price is much cheaper than teak, but slightly more expensive than mapple, Dutch teak, and real. Dutch teak has contrasting grain and the color is yellow. Meanwhile, mapple wood is barely fibrous, while reddish brown real wood has slightly rough wood grain. In terms of price, sungkai wood is more expensive, followed by mapple wood, Dutch teak, and nyatoh. Synthetic materials come in standard color variations, for example red, blue, yellow, and so on. There are not many color variations. However, the price is quite expensive compared to other solid wood.

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