Sustainable Materials | Sustainable Cabinetry
The majority of hardwood sourced for our cabinetry comes from domestic forests that are sustainably harvested and replanted for future generations. Wood is a valuable, natural resource that is sustainable and renewable.
- Our computerized cutting equipment substantially improves the yield from our raw materials and significantly reduces waste.
- Composite wood panel products (plywood and furniture board) are used in the construction of our cabinetry and are made with recycled wood fibers for structural strength and stability. Our panel material meets stringent CARB (California Air Resource Board) emissions standards for formaldehyde, and is considered an Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) meeting ANSI/HPVA HP-1 standards.
- For contemporary designs, Dura Supreme offers a collection of veneered doors in domestic and reconstituted exotic veneers. Veneers are made using ultra-thin slices of wood which optimize the wood for maximum yield. In addition, our exotic veneers are made with reconstituted real-wood veneers that are engineered to look like exotic species with consistent color and graining, when in fact they are made from sustainable, under-utilized species that are abundant and readily available.
- Bamboo is an excellent environmental option because it is an extremely fast-growing grass that reaches maturity in 5 to 7 years for sustainable harvesting. Considered a rapidly, renewable resource, Bamboo stalks regenerate from the same root system within 3 to 7 years. During regeneration, the root system remains intact preventing soil erosion. Our Bamboo veneers are sliced to feature a straight, narrow-stave pattern with the recognizable knuckles at the growth joints. A steaming process naturally darkens the sugar compounds present in the plant to create a warm, brown color without the use of stains or dyes.