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Repairing Failed Edge Tape and Laminate Cabinets

Repairing commercial kitchen cabinets at Bend’s assisted living Awbrey House.

Damaged cabinets; to due age, heat, moisture, grease, harsh cleaning chemicals, rough handling, accidents, collisions, plumbing leaks, spillage, lack of maintenance, improper cleaning and lack of cleaning. This resulted in a 70% edge tape failure on body parts, doors and drawer fronts. Drawer box failure rate was 100% due to improper construction method at the original date of manufacture.

Action taken; Partial rebuild of two cabinets, two new cabinets, four new doors, two new drawer fronts, twenty seven new drawer boxes, twelve new sets of drawer guides. 200 feet of new edge tape applied on site, hundreds of feet of original edge tape re-tacked (glued) on all discovered loose tape. Substantial touch-up with grey and white Seamfil. More than two weeks labor to complete.

Some before and after pictures follow:

Banged up laminate box for cocoa dispenser.

Banged up box 1 before
Banged up box 1 before

Banged up box 2 before
Banged up box 2 before

Fixed banged up box
Fixed banged up box

Chemically damaged melamine bottom in base cabinet.

Rotted melamine before
Rotted melamine before

Fixed melamine
Fixed melamine

Seriously damaged ‘Prep Sink’ base cabinet.

Prep sink before
Prep sink before

Prep sink before
Prep sink before

Prep sink before
Prep sink before

Prep sink before
Prep sink before

 After new body parts are assembled under existing countertop.

Prep sink after
Prep sink after

Prep sink after
Prep sink after

 Working island before and after

Island before
Island before
Working side of island after2

 Typical drawer before…

Typical drawer before
Typical drawer before

All drawers after
All drawers after