Melanie Hopkins November 14, 2019 Garage Cabinet
Broadly, they can be classified as metal, wooden, and plywood cabinets. But deciding which of these is most suitable for a garage requires deeper consideration. Metal cabinets score over wooden and plywood cabinets, in terms of durability. This is the reason metal cabinets are more expensive when compared to the other two types of cabinets. But durability may not always be essential for storing the objects that normally end up in garages.
However, this durability of cabinets made from regular wood pales in front of the durability offered by metal cabinets. When compared to metal cabinets, wooden cabinets are usually cheaper. But this is because wood needs to be maintained. Water, termites, and even chipping due to regular usage can easily damage these cabinets. The next option is the garage cabinet made of plywood. Plywood cabinets offer two advantages; they are cheaper than both metal and wooden cabinets made from regular wood, and they look elegant just like the wooden cabinet. But this affordability and aesthetic appeal comes at a price.
Wooden cabinets are certainly attractive furniture pieces. Costs vary depending upon the type of wood. Cabinets made from materials such as particleboard, and fiberboard, are also classified as wooden cabinets. Garage cabinets made from regular wood are more expensive, while those made from particleboard or fiberboard, are slightly cheaper. Likewise, cabinets made from regular wood last much longer than those made from other types of wood material.
You can mount garage cabinet on the wall or it can sit on the floor. The wall mounting is probably what you would prefer. It is up off the floor giving you more space. Setting cabinets on the floor exposes them to moisture. This is a real problem if your cabinets are made from wood. Wall mount cabinets also keep the contents of the unit out of reach to most little critters like mice.
A very inexpensive type of garage cabinet commonly used is plastic resin. Plastics are extremely durable, stain and chemical resistant, waterproof and do not rust. Common plastics used are High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). Though plastic cabinets are the most affordable they provide the least number of options in terms of design and style. They come free standing, rolling or can hang on bare walls or slat wall systems. Load capacities vary but plastic garage cabinets should be utilized for light duty storage only.
You can get garage cabinets that look really nice or ones that look just okay. If you really care about the looks of your garage go for the nice looking cabinets. You will pay more for the looks. There are cabinets that are made of plastic and units that are made of wood. Plastic does not need to be painted. Wood may look nicer but will require more up keep.
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