Dade Doors Inc. is a prestigious company of the USA that specializes in the design and manufacture of custom-made closet and kitchen cabinet doors, the cabinet parts ready to be installed as well as decorative panels and accessories. Dade Doors Inc. grew up in a generation of highly qualified business men and carpenters with more than 50 years of experience. With 100,000 square feet of high technology equipment and 80,000 square feet of warehouse, we offer high quality products at a peerless price. Our production process has been designed so we focus on promptness and excellent customer service. We control every step of the production process to guarantee high quality and reasonable price.
Medium density fiber board (MDF) is a non-structural, interior product and one of the most rapidly growing composite board products to enter the world market in recent years. Although MDF uses much of the same types of recovered and recycled wood waste as Particleboard, it is refined differently using a high energy refiner that acts like in a steam pressurized “digester” allowing the raw material to become softened and to actually change physically and chemically. MDF is an excellent substrate that is very smooth, stable, and flat and offers superior design flexibility.
Particleboard is non-structural, interior product made from wood particles that are often the byproducts from the manufacture of the other wood products such as lumber or paper. The particles are mixed with resins and formed under heat and pressure into a strong, solid board. The board typically consists of several particle layers - a core and two outside layers, or faces.
Thermolaminated is a long-lasting product that glues to MDF by means of heat and pressure in a vacuum machine and gets to imitate wood with a large variety of colors.
Edge banding products are high-quality and high-technology products. The materials that requiere edge banding are acrylic, melamine and veneer laminates that are usually applied on MDF or particle board. These are very modern products with great popularity nowadays.
Painted MDF is a kind of finish that can be plain without grain or it could have grain very similar to natural wood which is achieved by a manually paint job. It can be cut and carved. It is a high-quality product.
Starboard is the best product for outdoors, environmentally stable, non-toxic and water-resistant. It can be cut, glued, stapled and assembled with the standard carpentry tools.
Accessories: among accessories we have crown moldings, front moldings, light moldings, ropes, dentils, valances, rosettes and fluted fillers.
These are long-lasting product that glues to MDF by means of heat and pressure in a vacuum machine and gets to imitate wood with a large variety of colors.
Moldings are decorative elements commonly used for kitchen cabinets or other parts in the house for decoration. It consists in a large piece usually with the design of a relief all along and usually placed on top.
Dade Doors Inc. works in close liaison with its suppliers to select North American fine hard wood through environmental-friendly policies.
Most common characteristics of the types of wood we work with:
Maple: it is a light wood. Its grain is subtle though in some parts it might be dotted. Due to the fact that the grain of maple is tight and soft, this wood is perfect for solid color finishes. Besides it is hard and resistant.
Red oak: this wood has a natural reddish shade that makes it really beautiful. The grain in the red oak is wide-open and marked. It has uniform stains that vary from dark to light. It is a very hard and resistant wood that darkens slowly with time.
Cherry: it is a wood with very tight, subtle and uniform grain. Depending of the kind of cherry it could be more reddish or greenish. The cherry wood tends to darken when light exposure, either natural or artificial and it occurs rapidly. The cherry has natural characteristics like little knots and grain that add natural beauty and are not considered defects.
Mahogany: it is one of the finest woods ever, expensive and highly valued by carpenters because it is easy to work with it and lasts long. It is also very resistant to termites and other parasites. Its grain is usually straight and it does not have many knots. It is reddish brown and darkens with time.
Sanding: all the doors are sanded progressively both on the back and front using 120, 150 and 180 sands through machines but also manually. Even though this sanding is enough, more sanding before the finish is recommended. The sanding is crucial for the quality of the finish of wood orders. It is the client’s responsibility to prepare the surface before the finish in order to achieve a high quality product. Please remember if you decide to do the finish yourself, it is prudent to make a couple of samples first to make sure you get the expected results.