(Note: this is part three of a series on Do You Get A Headache When You Walk Into Your Closet?)
Terra Cabinets located in New Jersey was started by a brother and sister team combining twenty five years of experience in the cabinetmaking field. They pride themselves on their social and environmental practices at their company. Their company is socially diverse, workers are paid a living wage, and they source their materials locally to be in compliance with LEED standards.
In addition to manufacturing eco-friendly kitchen cabinets, Terra Cabinets also creates closet systems. They use both SkyBlend (particleboard that emits very low levels of formaldehyde) and Columbia Forest Products’ UV cured interior plywood that contains a formaldehyde free resin (“FFR Plywood”).
FFR Plywood contains a proprietary resin called Pure Bond, which does not contain any formaldehyde. The use of this plywood in construction, as with Skyblend, qualifies for LEED points, and offers an alternative to people who prefer all wood products. In addition, its resin is formaldehyde free unlike the resins contained in Skyblend, which emit very low levels of formaldehyde. However, it is more expensive than SkyBlend.
Terra Cabinets offers their floor mounted or wall-hung closet systems using SkyBlend in hardrock maple, rustic cherry, and white, and natural finish maple in plywood. The Company uses ABS edge banding as an added environmental feature in the manufacturing of all of their closet systems. This product is chlorine free.
As for shipping, Amy Canary, the sister half of the team, replied, “we can ship anywhere in the United States; the customer can provide a design or we can build and design based upon a designer or customer measurements. Measurements must be done very carefully to avoid big problems with installation.”
When you are thinking of adding a closet system to your house, think green and contact either Stor-X, California Closets, or Terra Cabinets (see Related Posts below). Each company offers something different and may have different prices for its closet systems. Just think, once you are totally organized with your new closet system, your only headache should be you have nothing to wear. We all know that is something that can easily be remedied!
Do You Get A Headache When You Walk Into Your Closet? (featuring Stor-X)
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