Why Do We Use Plywood In Our Cabinet Beds

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When it comes to beds, everyone has their personal preferences. Some people need a large surface area to roll around on while others sleep like a log in one spot and hardly move throughout the night. There are those who have the space for a king sized mattress in their bedrooms while others search for ways to have a mattress that offers space saving solutions.

At M&N Mattress Shop, we like to help everyone find their perfect sleep situation, and that’s why we offer mattress solutions for everybody. One of the most exciting products we offer is the cabinet bed, a thrilling and innovative sleep solution for anyone looking to save space in the most stylish of ways. The Cabedza or CA-BED-NET is perfect for seniors, spare rooms, students or offices that act as second bedrooms.

With any investment, but especially one as important as a bed, you want to make sure that you are purchasing a high quality product. So many things these days are built with shoddy craftsmanship or low quality materials that fall apart long before they should. We are proud to say that we think differently, and are committed to using the best materials in bed construction, which is why we choose to use plywood over any other materials in our cabinet beds.

There are many advantages to using plywood in our cabinet beds, instead of lesser quality materials like medium density fibreboard (MDF) or particleboard. But first, let’s talk about the differences between the materials. MDF is comprised of very fine wood fibers that are glued and compressed under a great deal of pressure. Particleboard is similar, but of lesser quality as it is made of a combination of wood chips, shavings, fibers, and adhesives. Plywood, on the other hand, is made of thin sheets of wood veneer that are laminated in alternating directions, offering a dense, compact substance.

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When it comes to the construction of beds, we want our customers to feel safe and secure, which is one of the main reasons we use plywood. Thanks to the multiple layers that make up plywood, screws that are used to affix the hinges and drawer tracks have something to grab onto and are therefore secured firmly in place, even after years of use. Thanks to the stability of plywood, the screws will not loosen and strip when re-tightened, giving a much longer life to the bed’s doors and drawers than if MDF or particleboard were used. In time, screws are much more likely to slip out of particleboard or MDF.

Consistency is key when it comes to being comfortable in beds of any kind, but especially cabinet beds which have moving parts and are opened and closed on daily basis. Therefore another advantage to plywood is that it is not prone to shrinking or warping like the other materials on the market.

Finally, we want our customers to rest well each night and that means watching what they breathe. Another great advantage to using plywood over MDF or particleboard is that it is a safer option for your health because it emits less formaldehyde than MDF or particleboard. Nobody wants to be breathing in formaldehyde, especially for eight hours a night.

So, given the other options and despite the higher cost of plywood, the benefits far outweigh the downfalls. Plywood is not only stronger, it is stable and doesn’t warp, plus it’s better for your health.

If you have any questions about cabinet beds or how one might be right for you, come on down to our showrooms in Parksville or Nanaimo so we can demonstrate firsthand the great qualities of our cabinet beds.