Certifications & Accreditations.
Case Systems is certified under the Quality Certification Program (QCP) of the Architectural Woodworking Institute (AWI). We produce custom and premium grade – the highest quality casework. We can also offer SEFA 8 Certified casework construction methods. Case Systems goes beyond what is required to deliver sustainable products and practices. In fact, many of our products contribute to a building’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification. If your project calls for chain of custody, we have Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) products available upon request.
Casework materials tested to the highest standards.
In testing against Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA) standards, both high-pressure laminate and thermally fused melamine outperformed laboratory-grade painted steel or wood.
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Casework Construction Specification Checklist :
- M2 or higher engineered board: Meeting ANSI A 208.1-2016 standards, provides the same screw holding strength as solid oak!
- Built-in strength: A ½-inch back panel adds durability, while the ¾-inch back stretcher resists racking.
- Choice of colors: In HPL, TFL laminate and edge colors, for aesthetically appealing casework to enhance your decor.
- Robust drawer construction: Our full 4-sided drawer design includes ½-inch-thick side members, hardwood dowel joinery and a full ½-inch-thick, non-racking, non-deflecting platform bottom that is screwed into place.
- Heavy-load drawer slides: The 100-pound, static-load, self-closing steel drawer slides.
- Anti-tip shelf supports: Adjustable anti-tilt twin pin polypropylene shelf clips are seismic-rated and lock in place to provide a dispersed shelf load. The cabinet shelves won’t tip!
- Best-in-class construction: Our 32mm construction method assures consistent quality and conformity while reducing manufacturing costs. It also allows for better interchangeability and easier hardware placement.
A Strong Cabinet Back
While invisible when installed, the structure of the cabinet’s back is critical for how robust it will be over time.
3/4 inch back stretchers add important stability to your casework construction. Tall cabinets require three stretchers and wall cabinets two. Base cabinets require only one stretcher, as long as the back panel is fully captured.
Speaking of back panels: Stay away from surface applied, glued, or stapled-on back panels since they don’t provide any structural strength and can fail, causing damage or injury. Caution is also advised with 1/4″ back panels.