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What exactly defines a Q12™ cabinet? To fully achieve Q12™ eligibility, a cabinet must meet twelve unique standards of quality. Learn more about the twelve fundamental pillars that establish the Q12™ qualification.

Quality Sourced Lumber

This Q12 standard requires the use of carefully selected top-grade lumber, guaranteeing the finest and most dependable kitchen cabinets. To meet this requirement, a cabinetry company must implement a rigorous inspection process to assure that only first-class products are built.

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Pro Touch Technique

To fully permeate a Q12 assessment, expert finishing methods are required to heavily influence first impressions and assure a lasting finish that is easy to maintain. A cabinet finished with paints or stains from renowned brands will create a durable, simple to clean product that will hold its beauty for years.

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Dovetail Construction

Another important facet of Q12 is the required use of dovetail construction for a build that is secure, strong and long-lasting. This process involves plywood side panels that perfectly interlock with a solid wood face frame through corresponding dovetail grooves.

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Anti-Warp Structures

The anti-warp component involves the use of plywood panels comprised of rigid reinforcement beams. By applying the beams with a dovetail construction technique to secure all components, a cabinet meets this standard ensuring a strong, reliable build that is resistant to distortion.

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Wooden Corner Blocks

For a cabinet to receive complete Q12 entitlement, wood must be used to help maintain structural integrity. To ensure a unified and organic design build, manufacturing with wooden corner blocks will maintain the purity of an all-wood cohesive construction.

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Solid Back Builds

For superior structural longevity, this Q12 feature requires that the back of a cabinet is constructed from one piece of solid half-inch plywood. To fulfill this standard, a company should manufacture cabinet backs with a strong and single piece of plywood ensuring durable strength and dimensional stability.

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Flush Fit Frames

In order to be considered Q12 compliant, a cabinet must have flush inner frames that provide an attractive appearance while giving added dimension to the internal area. A Q12 cabinet line must display prime craftsmanship with flat surface top and bottom interior planes that result in convenient and practical usage.

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Finished Interiors

Treated and finished cabinet interiors are another significant feature of Q12 as they produce a clear statement of quality and attention to detail. As opposed to manufacturing with an applied lining, top treatment techniques create a refined and durable design that is free of bubbling, peeling and chipping.

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Soft-Closing Action

Another great characteristic of the Q12 qualification is the use of compact hinges with built-in, soft-close mechanism. Using the smooth-running capability and soft closing action of Blum’s tandem plus blumotion hinges, provides an impeccably gentle and fluid cabinet function.

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Fluid Full-Extension

Cabinets built with smooth full-extension glides guarantee an enhanced running action that maximizes storage to its full capacity and ensures Q12 eligibility. Cabinets manufactured with Blum’s tandem plus runners and soft-closing technology, precisely utilize space while also preventing damage and depreciation.

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Ez Level Drawer Fronts

To ensure proper door alignment and function, a Q12 cabinet requires an effortless system utilizing a degree of mechanical precision for installing perfectly positioned drawer faces. Using circular discs that allow for easy 3/8” adjustments in any direction, result in a Q12 cabinet that achieves an aesthetically graceful balance.

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Sealed Signature

The final Q12 metric requires a thorough review at each manufacturing stage to ensure the completed product meets the provisions specified in the quality assurance system. Upon factory exit, a stamp of approval is given to show a company’s commitment to quality control from the very first level of Q1 to the final Q12 stage, thus guaranteeing a superior and immaculate end product.

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