What exactly defines a Q12 cabinet?To fully achieve Q12 eligibility, a cabinet must meet twelve unique standards of quality. Click through to learn more about the twelve fundamental pillars that establish the Q12 qualification:
1) QUALITY SOURCED LUMBER
This Q12 standard requires the use of carefully selected top-grade lumber, guaranteeing the finest and most dependable kitchen cabinets. To meet this requirement, a rigorous inspection process assures that only first-class products, free of irregularities, are being used.
2) PRO TOUCH TECHNIQUES
To fully permeate a Q12 assessment, expert finishing methods are required to influence first impressions and assure a lasting finish that is easy to maintain. Pro Touch Techniques use renowned brands to create a durable, simple-to-clean cabinet that will hold its beauty for years.
3) DOVETAIL CONSTRUCTION
Another important facet of Q12 is the required use of dovetail construction. This process involves plywood side panels to perfectly interlock with a solid wood face frame through corresponding dovetail grooves. This highly resilient technique guarantees that Q12 cabinet lines are secure, strong and long-lasting.
4) ANTI-WARP STRUCTURES
The anti-warp component involves the use of plywood panels comprised of rigid reinforcement beams. By applying the beams with a dovetail construction technique to secure all components, we can meet this standard ensuring a strong, reliable build that is resistant to distortion.
5) METAL SHELF CLIPS
To maintain a maximum level of stability that preserves a shelf’s longevity, these metal shelf clips assure sturdiness and durability. With this feature, your shelves are sure to stand the test of time.
6) SOLID BACK BUILDS
For superior structural longevity, this feature requires that the back of a cabinet is constructed from one piece of solid half-inch plywood. We fulfill this standard by manufacturing strong cabinet backs with a single piece of plywood ensuring durable strength and dimensional stability.
7) FLUSH FIT FRAMES
In order to be considered Q12 compliant, a cabinet must have flush inner frames that provide an attractive appearance while giving added dimension to the internal area. Q12 lines display prime craftsmanship with their flat surface top and bottom interior planes, that result in convenient and practical usage.
8) FINISHED INTERIORS
Treated and finished cabinet interiors are another significant feature of Q12 as they produce a clear statement of quality and attention to detail. As opposed to manufacturing with an applied lining, our vigorous top treatment techniques create a refined and durable design that is free of bubbling, peeling and chipping.
9) SELF-CLOSING ACTION
Another great characteristic of the Q12 qualification is the use of compact hinges with built-in, soft-close mechanism. We use the smooth-running capability and soft-closing action of Blum’s tandem plus self-closing hinges, proving an impeccably gentle and fluid cabinet function.
10) FLUID FULL-EXTENSION
Cabinets built with smooth full-extension glides guarantee an enhanced running action that maximizes its storage to its full capacity and ensures Q12 eligibility. Our Q12 cabinets are manufactured with Blum’s tandem plus runners and soft-closing technology, precisely utilizing space while also preventing damage and depreciation.
11) EZ LEVEL DRAWER FRONTS
To ensure proper door alignment and function, a Q12 cabinet requires and effortless system, utilizing a degree of mechanical precision for installing perfectly positioned drawer faces. We innovated a unique technique using circular discs tah allow for an easy 3/8î adjustment in any direction, resulting in a Q12 cabinet that achieves an aesthetically graceful balance.
12) SEALED SIGNATURE
The final Q12 metric requires a thorough review at each manufacturing stage to ensure the completed product meets the provisions specified in the quality assurance system. Upon factory exit, a stamp of approval is given to show our commitment to quality control from the very first level of Q1 to the final Q12 stage, thus guaranteeing a superior and immaculate end product.