Updating almond melamine cabinets

31 Dec

A saw equipped with a scoring blade eliminates this problem.A scoring blade (see photo, right) is a small diameter blade located in front of the main blade.Architects started to spec it on nearly every job we bid.During those early years, we built thousands of feet of almond and white melamine boxes.Even though the frameless cabinet box has been around for decades, it didn’t really become popular in the United States until the 1980s.

After Tucson, I worked for a couple of large architectural woodworking companies that had the appropriate equipment.

It was sold to us as the next new material to keep an eye on in cabinetmaking.

However, as quickly as it rose in popularity, it also fell out of grace among fabricators and consumers of high-end cabinetry.

The first thing we noticed about working with melamine over plywood was the bad cut lines.

At the time, I was working for a small, independent shop.