The construction techniques used to build your outdoor cabinetry are just as important as the materials used. Werever’s uses the best construction techniques in the industry. With thousands of satisfied customers in all 50 states and beyond, our methods have been tested and proven in every climate for years and years. Nobody has built more outdoor cabinetry than Werever. Our experience has given us the time to perfect our methods and give our customers the best outdoor cabinetry available anywhere. Here are some important factors to consider when shopping for outdoor cabinetry:
Werever has engineered a proprietary way of joining High Density Polyethylene. This method gives cabinetry strength through the entire seam, not “points” of fastening that would happen with screws or bolts. Plus, this method allows the material to expand and contract with temperature changes, creating a very secure, snug joint that also has some forgiveness.
No Cam Bolts
The use of cam bolts, rafix connectors, or other similar hardware is a fairly acceptable method of manufacturing closet systems, inexpensive office furniture, and other INDOOR pieces. This kind of fastener has no business being used in an outdoor kitchen. Why?
- The metal isn’t stainless – it will eventually fail
- They’ll wiggle loose over time – and you can’t get to all of the little screws to tighten them up once everything is installed
- Cabinets are held together at “points” – not throughout the entire seam
- Threads – with these fasteners, you’re counting on a few threads gripping into HDPE on one side and pressure on the other. That simply isn’t the best way to fasten outdoor cabinetry.
“Welding” of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a fancy way of saying melting the material together. This is actually generally regarded as an acceptable technique for fabrication with sheets of HDPE. However, our experience, building actual outdoor cabinetry for over twelve years has given us the most experience building outdoor cabinetry. We know differently. Do not buy outdoor cabinetry that has been welded. In the early days of Werever, we did use some welds for non-structural items. Welded outdoor cabinetry will fail in time as the cabinetry expands and contracts with temperature changes. This movement over the seasons breaks the joints. Werever does NOT weld any cabinet pieces due to the potential of failure.
Werever’s proprietary hardware-free drawer slides have been tested to over 75,000 cycles with no signs of wearing! You’d have to open each drawer 10 times a day for over 20 years to reach that number. But even then… there wouldn’t be any signs that the drawer is wearing out! Even the finest stainless steel drawer slides have their limits. First, stainless steel can corrode/rust. Second, the lubrication on the bearings will get gritty with dirt, and there isn’t a practical way to de-grease and re-grease the bearings. Our drawer slides are simply the best.
All of our cabinet parts are cut on the best computer numeric controlled (CNC) machines. These state of the art cutting machines are capable of cutting accurately, to the thousandth of an inch. You simply can’t achieve that accuracy by hand. What does that accuracy really mean?
- Quality – Cabinet dimensions are perfect
- Doors and drawers have exact clearances – no scraping or banging
- We can do it again! If a part is ever broken or fails, we can cut an exact replica
- Beauty – when everything lines up perfectly with consistent clearances… it’s just a thing of beauty!
- Strength – Our jointing system (explained above) won’t work with imprecise cuts.
- Speed – we can deliver your cabinetry on time with a proven and predictable manufacturing facility
It may seem like a minor detail, but our edges are carefully de-burred. This protects you from annoying (or painful!) cuts and scratches to your hands. Plus, it gives everything a quality touch and feel. We have seen other examples of HDPE, polymer and stainless steel cabinetry with rough or sharp edges… ouch! This isn’t a problem with Werever’s carefully crafted outdoor cabinetry.
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