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Production of furniture fronts: Lacquered fronts and foil fronts

No matter whether kitchen furniture, office furniture or other: The visible part of every cabinet furniture is the front - its face, so to speak. Furniture fronts thus have a decisive influence on the overall impression of a piece of furniture. By varying the front, it is very easy to respond to different customer requirements: for kitchen furniture, for example, the choice of fronts is an important purchase decision. The design coordination with the environment, usage characteristics and fashionable trends play a role in the choice. Last but not least, different versions of the kitchen furniture fronts have a major impact on the final price.

Lacquer fronts: Lacquer fronts are fronts with a surface of wet lacquer. The colour and structure of the lacquer are the visual focus here. Lacquer fronts offer the greatest freedom of design. For example, high-gloss finishes, metallic effects and numerous other variants are possible. Uncoated MDF boards are used as the carrier material, which are primed after mechanical processing and painted seamlessly on all sides.

Foil/3D fronts: Fronts coated with foil are an inexpensive way of producing visually appealing furniture fronts. Various edge profiles and also surface structures can be covered with foil. The edges and elevations appear as if they are cast from a single mould, as the film is applied to the carrier plates thermoplastically by means of a vacuum. 

Fronts made of a coated wood-based panel: Various materials are available for the coating. Inexpensive and very widespread are decor papers that are applied with melamine resin - the same material from which most furniture carcasses are made. In comparison, decorative laminates (HPL) have better usage properties: they are more scratch-resistant and can withstand heat and aggressive substances better. This is particularly advantageous for bathroom and kitchen furniture. However, HPL fronts are considerably more expensive. Finally, furniture fronts are also produced with a surface of genuine wood veneer. The production of fronts made of coated wood-based materials is carried out in the same way as the production process for carcase parts and is therefore not shown again separately here.

High-quality furniture fronts are also available in solid wood. The description of this variant is currently still in preparation.

The lacquering of furniture fronts offers the possibility of profiling the surface and edges of the front and achieving a continuous surface with excellent usage properties. The freedom of design is maximum.

Production Process

Necessary peripheral devices for Carcass furniture3

  • Briquetting presses

    E.g. used in:Carcass furniture, Windows, Wooden stairs, Mass Timber

  • Extraction systems

    E.g. used in:Carcass furniture, Windows, Flooring, Wooden stairs

  • Fire and spark extinguishing systems

    E.g. used in:Carcass furniture, Windows, Flooring, Wooden stairs, Mass Timber, Wood-based Panels

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