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cabinetmaker is bullish on strawboard: muskoka cabinet co. has introduced an alternative composite fiberboard into its product mix.

by:QY Precision      2019-10-14
What causes the cabinet manufacturer to replace the basic material it uses?
Last February, cabinet company mascoka
Ottawa, ON, introduced to customers for free wood straw composite cardboard as an alternative to custom kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
The company installed the first kitchen made of new composites in April.
Since then, the product has taken off in eastnonari.
\"Once we have access to a large supply of wooden poles, our goal is to use it exclusively,\" said Luke Elias, chairman of the mascoka cabinet . \".
What is woodtalk?
In short, the wooden rod is a particle.
This board is not made of wood fiber, but is made of a combination of fibers made of wheat straw and formaldehyde-free resin ocyan salt.
Mascoka has only used the product for a few months, and solar energy accounts for only 10% of its total retail sales.
The other 90% is made up of standard crushing board and medium fiber board products.
It is the only cabinet manufacturer to use wooden bar boards, as far as the mascoka cabinet is known.
\"I think it\'s a great product,\" said Eric Elias, Luke\'s brother, company manager and partner.
\"It has a greater density, lighter weight, and more water than ordinary melamine crusher boards --
He explained.
\"Because it is lighter, it is easier to handle in the manufacturing process.
\"Luke Elias operates a manufacturing plant about 30 miles east of Ottawa.
\"I haven\'t found a place where I like the shredding board better than the strawboard,\" he said . \".
\"It\'s a more streamlined product than most particles --
So it\'s easier on our routing bits and tools.
In our tests, we found that our tools are 20% longer than standard particles. board.
Luke said he tested Woodstalk\'s waterproof performance by making two identical tables, one of which was a standard scrap board and the other was a straw board.
He said he left them out all summer.
\"The wooden table is actually the same as the day we put it there,\" he said . \".
\"The other one looks like it\'s exploding\" because so much rain has been absorbed.
One of the environmental aspects of the wooden straw is that it is made of wheat straw, otherwise it will be burned or thrown away.
MuskokaCabinet also promotes formaldehyde-free
Provide customers with free aspects of the product.
\"The environmental aspect is a huge attraction for customers, especially for high-end customers.
\"The kitchen renovation market in Ottawa,\" says Yili Elias.
Luke Elias, who was successful in the retail market in 1989, has just graduated from college and wants to enter manufacturing.
He bought a kitchen cabinet factory called siberdu kitchen, located in the small town of Alfred, east of Ottawa, Canada.
Good Company-
Established in the Ottawa market and has a large number of customers in eastern Ontario.
Elias\'s brother, Yili, joined the company in 1993 and is responsible for the sales and marketing of the business.
Then it started in the early 90 s.
The company\'s focus shifted from retail to institutional markets: hospitals, schools and offices.
When the home improvement market returned about 1996, Elias adjusted their strategy again.
Without giving up industrial customers, they began selling homes to developers and home builders in Ottawa.
This offers tensorevenhundreds the possibility to sell the kitchen.
They opened a showroom on a main commercial street in the center of Ottawa, and they changed the name of the commercial toMuskoka cabinet company
Named after a popular summer house and resort in Ontario.
\"The name muskok evokes the idea of wood and workmanship, and we find that for our customer base it has something to do with the idea of high quality work,\" explains Eric Elias . \".
The Masoka cabinets sublet some of its retail space to two customers of itshomebuilder, Tamarack development and residence development.
\"One of the areas where new homes are being upgraded is the kitchen,\" Eric said . \".
The shared retail space also allows home builders to show potential customers what the upgraded cabinets actually look like and provides a valuable source of sales for furniture manufacturers.
The reputation of the mascoka cabinet in the industry gives it the ability to sell everything in books
Sauder furniture, Bush furniture and boxes and TV racks made by Richelieu and wall beds.
In terms of sales volume and the number of employees, the size of the mascoka cabinet has doubled and the shelves are 1996.
It has 22 employees and created another record.
Make sales year.
The best mescaca cabinets-
The summer of 2003;
Retail sales were at least 20% compared to the same period last year.
\"We sell and install more than six kitchens per month, with prices above $15,000 and wholesale business growing more.
\"There is no recession in Ottawa,\" Eric said.
In terms of production, mascoka invested in modern equipment, but retained the existing skilled labor force and working model.
It has an SCM 320 horizontal sliding table saw.
For edge finishing, with return conveyor, buffer, power height adjustment and heat-air PVC blower.
A big investment in the company is a Biesse Rover 30 CNC machine tool with nested tables. This computer-
Luke Elias explained that the company used it to cut the panels.
The operator downloads an electronic file that contains the dimensions, wiring and boring dimensions of all the panels to be cut, and then walks away when the rover cuts, cabling, and the panels behind the panels.
Masoka cabinets
The product line has also been expanded.
\"We have about 300 different combinations of door materials, colors and styles,\" Eric said . \" There are about 15 different colors of wood that add more styles each year.
\"We also use more stainless steel and glass in cabinets and other products.
\"The company has recently added a range of custom wall units, as well as more old wall units
Furniture-likecabinetry.
It has recently added a new collection of custom wardrobes.
Three years ago;
Eric and Luke Elias are starting to look for a new material.
\"We first discovered a new type of mid-fiber board.
\"It\'s great, but it\'s too expensive,\" said Eric.
Then they found the wood.
\"It\'s a bit more expensive than standard composite panels, but it\'s a lot cheaper than the other mid-fiber boards we see.
Luke Elias says the company\'s long term
The term goal is to convert the panel product completely to strawboard.
However, it is still not possible to switch to the product completely, because the price that is desired for the mascoka cabinet does not have enough products.
\"We ordered our motherboard,\" Eric explained . \". \"[Right now]
, Woodstalk is not available in the range of volumes or sizes and options required by custom kitchen manufacturers.
However, the Elias Brothers added that they believe the restrictions will be reduced as demand for strawboard grows.
Masoka cabinetsOttawa.
Canada Masoka cabinet Limited
Founded in 1989, it is a manufacturer of custom kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
The company\'s 22 employees manufacture and install more than 6 kitchens per month. Three Keys 1.
Masoka cabinets have begun to produce alternative composite cardboard cabinets made of wheat straw.
It installed the first cabinet made of this material in April. 2.
Some of the company\'s home builder customers sublet retail space from the Masoka cabinets.
The company also uses its retail space to sell products from manufacturers such as Saudi furniture, jungle furniture, and richeru. 3.
The company has expanded its product range to include 300 different door materials, colors and styles. www. muskokacabco.
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