All About Our Top-Grade American Plywood

Metropolitan’s custom cabinet boxes are extremely strong, sturdy and made with top-of-the-line plywood sourced from the Northwest, in the heart of America’s wood products manufacturing region.

Our standard plywood construction consist of ¾” sides, tops, bottoms, stretchers and shelving and a 1/2” back panel which is fully captured on four sides.  Cabinets are doweled and glued before being assembled using an automated case clamp to ensure a rigid cabinet that is true and square.

Our plywood’s finishes are 100% solid, modified epoxy acrylate that is cured by ultraviolet light. This clear finish is extremely durable, and brings out the natural warmth of real wood grain surfaces.

Our plywood core is 2 step veneer, or Calibrated Blank Construction, which takes more time to construct, and produces panels that are consistent in thickness within a tolerance of 0.5mm. Free from all formaldehyde resins and designated NAF (No-Added-Formaldehyde), the veneer cored panels contain soy-based adhesives and exceed California Air Resource Board and USGBC LEED Criteria.