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Henry H
Re: plywood or mdf

I'm pretty tired about the misleading tale about Wood-Mode cabinets and the great Susquehanna river flood in Kreamer, Pennslyvania.

That story implies that you can put a WoodMode or Brookhaven by WoodMode kitchen under water and all you will eventually have to repair is a bit of molding.

This is not what the WoodMode or Brookhaven cabinet manufacturer will really stand up to claim in writing, I'd bet, if you were to ask them.

So, the story is really false advertising.

There are also stories about how chunks of Wood Mode or Brookhaven particleboard can be put in a pickle jar of water and it won't swell. . . again, this has nothing to do with how the Wood Mode or Brookhaven particle board will stand up to water in your kitchen or ancillary room.

That said, I have seen first-hand that yes, Wood-Mode and Brookhaven cabinets can fail due to water damage.

Water damage can actually occur with Wood Mode or Brookhaven with relatively small amounts of water, too. An intermittently leaking air gap can do it, for example.

I have also seen first hand how corporate Wood Mode (mother ship for Brookhaven, too) doesn't replace cabinets for customers with water damage.

That doesn't mean that other brands are not also subject to water damage. I am just pointing out how the stories that circulate about Wood-Mode and the great flood are really creating a false impression about what the cabinets can do.

Sten
Re: plywood or mdf
A. Spruce wrote:

Then it's perfect for really little cabinets. :D

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL oh oh I think I wet myself:eek:

JLMCDANIEL
Re: plywood or mdf
Henry H wrote:

I have also seen first hand how corporate Wood Mode (mother ship for Brookhaven, too) doesn't replace cabinets for customers with water damage.

That doesn't mean that other brands are not also subject to water damage. I am just pointing out how the stories that circulate about Wood-Mode and the great flood are really creating a false impression about what the cabinets can do.

I don't know of any cabinet manufacturer that warrants against water damage, even the steel cabinet makers.

And it should be pointed out, especially today, there are a lot of different grades of plywood.
Jack

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