All vertical surfaces in our closets are constructed of top quality, industrial grade, thermally fused melamine laminated board (TFL). The laminate is applied under intense heat and pressure and is guaranteed for life to never delaminate. The board is ¾” thick (not 5/8”) providing the utmost in durability, long wear and cleanability. Our board meets or exceeds specifications of the American Laminators Association and American National Standard ANSI A208.0-1989, Grade 1-M-3. There is no better melamine laminated particleboard available anywhere.
Horizontal surfaces are constructed of either TFL, HPL (high pressure laminate), manmade substances such as Corian, or natural materials such as marble, quartz, granite or butcher block.
Most of our Tafisa products are finished with 2mm thick PVC edgebanding. This banding is guaranteed for life to never chip or peel (see our Limited Lifetime Warranty). Where 2mm banding is unavailable, either 1mm banding or, in rare cases, 0.018” banding is used.
On our Cleaf, Stylelite, Wilsonart and Merino products, 1mm banding is standard.
Edgebanding is permanently applied to normally visible exposed edges under heat and pressure by state-of-the-art automatic edgebanding machines. Two millimeter banding is radiused on both sides. Our 2mm edge provides exceptional durability and is far superior to the thinner edgebanding material supplied by most manufacturers.
All of our wood products are made-to-order in our modern manufacturing facility in Montgomeryville, PA. All cutting of raw board is done on a Holzma horizontal-beam panel saw, assuring perfectly square cuts for level and plumb closet systems.
All edgebanding is applied on either a Homag or Brandt automatic edgebander with dual radius and scraper units as well as automatic buffing stations, assuring a perfectly finished edge.
All drilling for both shelf adjustment holes and construction holes as well as notching, grooving and routing is done on one of our Weeke computer-controlled, automatic machining centers, resulting in precision parts for the best possible alignment.
Closet systems and furniture produced by The Closet Works, Inc. are not simply screwed together, but rather are assembled with the latest in European 32 millimeter hardware. The fittings which hold the cabinets together are cam type “ready to assemble” furniture fittings. These fittings consist of both a male and female component which lock together assuring the tightest joints possible. An additional advantage of this construction method is that the units can be disassembled, if desired, at some future time and then reassembled without a loss of structural integrity.
Shelf pins are plated steel, and our standard chrome-plated steel oval hanging rod has a one millimeter wall thickness. This structural shape provides greater strength so that the weight of clothing will not cause bending. Standard hanging rod supports are also made of chrome-plated steel for superior strength. And, like most of our hardware components, they are fully adjustable.
Standard drawer boxes are constructed of ½” birch, pre-finished plywood and utilize dovetail construction assuring the greatest possible strength and beauty. Plywood, dovetailed drawer boxes are an expensive upcharge with most companies, but are standard on all of our products.
Standard drawer slides are steel, full-extension, ball bearing, rated for 100 lb. load capacity. Soft-close slides are available when requested, at an additional cost. Rollouts are constructed of ¾” TFL board to match the rest of the project, and are built with the inset “ears” to hide the ends of the slides when rollouts are in the “closed” position. Rollouts are available with either straight or scooped fronts.