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- Are Diamond Plate Aluminum Garage Cabinets and Accessories For You? #1
So you are ready to do something about that messy, cluttered garage you have.
Have you considered diamond plate aluminum garage cabinets for your garage makeover?
Aluminum diamond plate, also known as aluminum tread plate is an excellent material choice for your new garage cabinets. With the constant moisture and temperature changes that are found in most garages most wood cabinets will start to swell and rot from the moisture. Cabinets made from steel will eventually start to rust and decay. Aluminum cabinets will remain unaffected from the temperature and moisture and last much longer and maintain their original appearance better than wood or steel cabinets.
There are a number of garage cabinet options to consider when designing the layout of your garage project, we will explain them to you here.
One of the first things you will need to decide is what type of diamond plate aluminum garage cabinets you would like to use in your garage.
Would you like your cabinets to be able to be moved around your garage on casters or will they be permanently mounted to the wall?
Will you want he ability to lock your cabinets, or do you just need latching doors to cover up the items inside and help protect them from dust and dirt?
Will you need leveling feet for an uneven floor or to keep them off of the floor when rain or snow melting drips off of your car or truck?
As you can see there are many factors you will need to consider when deciding on what cabinet and options are right for you.
Lightweight vs. Heavy Duty Diamond Plate Aluminum Cabinets.
Now we will discuss the differences between lightweight and heavy duty cabinets.
Both of these cabinets are perfectly suited for garage use, but there are some large differences between the two.
Lightweight aluminum diamond plate cabinets were originally designed to be used in enclosed trailers but they are now also being used for many garage installations.
Because these cabinets were designed for trailers, the base cabinets come with no backs or bottoms but the overhead cabinets are completely enclosed. The base cabinets are designed to use your existing floor and walls to finish enclosing them which keeps the weight and manufacturing costs down.
Backs and bottoms are available as an option to these type of cabinets, if you would prefer to have them.
The doors on these cabinets are also of a lightweight construction, they are designed to for a smooth clean look and feature quarter turn non-locking detented latches to hold them closed. The lightweight aluminum diamond plate base cabinets also include a tray type shelf which you bolt in place.
Heavy duty diamond plate aluminum garage cabinets are the big brother to the trailer cabinets.
These were designed specifically for the garage or workshop but have been finding their way into many recreation rooms and Man Caves!
The entire line of heavy duty diamond plate aluminum cabinets come fully enclosed. We were not worried about the added weight like you need to when building something for a trailer, so we did these up right.
The doors are made completely different, with a with a bent and welded construction that closes flush into the cabinet.
The doors also include locking lever type handles with two point locking rods for extra security.
All of the heavy duty base cabinets and some of the wall cabinets come with a fully adjustable shelf, and you can always get extra shelves as an option.
These two different style of cabinets come in many different sizes, and are designed for many different uses. Both lightweight and heavy duty cabinets have full door length aluminum piano hinges riveted on with stainless steel rivets. In the upcoming articles we will be discussing the many available option for these garage cabinets.
From base and overhead cabinets to lockers and storage cabinets Pit Products will be able to help you create the garage you will be proud to show your family and friends!
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