Different by design
Sts Garage Cabinets are different by design. We don't build our cabinet the way most garage cabinet companies do, but then we are not like most garage cabinet companies. It starts with the materials but the key is the design.
We use 5/8" thick industrial grade particle board, not the commercial grade or underlayment that some companies use. We do not use MDF (medium density fiberboard) for anything other than workbench tops. Sure MDF is a higher density than particle board but it also weighs almost twice as much and emits higher levels of formaldehydes into your garage and your belongings. MDF is a very poor choice for your cabinet and your cabinet's doors as the extra weight of the wood takes away from the capacity of the cabinets. This really becomes a problem when cabinets are hung from your garage walls, see design. We use Amerock hinges and we have been doing so for almost 15 years. The Amerock hardware carries a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer. We use Titus leg levelers to support the weight of the cabinet from the bottom and to adjust the base for a level cabinet. They are rated at 850 pounds per set of levelers. Our adjustable shelves are standard on most cabinet sizes are not held in place with holes drilled into the cabinet sides. We use metal shelf supports with an adjustment every 1/2" and we don't just use four or make the 4' long and mount them a foot off the base of the cabinet. Every four foot section gets an extra shelf standard in the back of the cabinet to support the middle of the shelf. Our doors are T molded for a smooth edge that will not peel like edge banding can.
It all starts at the bottom. We use adjustable leg
levelers to support the base of our cabinets. The legs allow us to adjust the
base to accommodate the slope in most garage floors. The legs lift the floor of
the cabinet to protect the base from water damage. The legs also allow for
termite inspection. The most common location for termites to show up is on the
stem walls in your garage. With most cabinets the base is boxed in and there is
no way to see the stem wall. With the legs that STS garage cabinet's use you can
look at the stem wall. Boxed in bases look nice but they they provide a habitat
for crickets and roaches and that invites scorpions. They can act as a wick to
bring moisture up into the base of the cabinets. There number one purpose is to
cover up what is really supporting the cabinet, particle board cleats. We double
up the base of our cabinets for a full 1 1/4" floor in each cabinet. Our legs
are spaced 2' on apart, starting a few inches in from each end. With a weight
capacity of 850 pounds they provide solid support for your cabinets. Some
companies hang their cabinets from a metal strip attached to your garage walls
with not bottom support.
STS garage cabinets is a division of Shelves That Slide Last modified: November, 2010