KD construction using sheet materials

Most inexpensive mass-produced carcass furniture is now made from pre-finished plastic coated chipboard, either white, in colour or in simulated wood veneer. In either case, the edges are simply veneered from rolls of the same finishing material and the whole carcass is packed flat into boxes and assembled later, either in the shop or the home, with simple but ingenious KD fittings. Few people realize that of the acres of teak and mahogany furniture that fill our cheaper retail stores, much of it is no more than a paper-thick film of photographed wood protected by a clear plastic coating.

So inexpensive is this pre-finished material and the KD method of construction, that it has largely replaced the bulky and time-consuming frame and thin panel construction of a decade or so ago for most kitchen and storage furniture in the lower price ranges. Slightly higher in price, but still of the same construction, is KD carcass furniture produced from pre-wood-veneered sheets of chipboard or, occasionally, MDF. These are spray-finished after edge-veneering or, better quality still, after solid edges have been applied.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
The Complete Guide To Wood Finishing

The Complete Guide To Wood Finishing

Wood finishing can be tricky and after spending hours on building your project you want to be sure that you get the best outcome possible. In The Complete Guide To Wood Finishing you will learn how to get beautiful, professional results no matter what your project is, even if you have never tried your hand at wood finishing before. You will learn about every step in the wood finishing process from a professional wood finisher with years of experience.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment