"I so love those cabinets and told a couple more people to check out your website.
"I know [my friend] is excited to have you build her cabinets, too. I think she
plans to do her kitchen after those bathrooms . . .
"Thank you for all you have done for us."
-- Snohomish, WA
Hardwood Corner Blocks
The purpose of corner blocks (sometimes called gussets) is
to help keep the cabinet square by bracing against case racking.
When done well, they also enhance the tensile strength of the face
frame and end panel joints. Their secondary purpose is to secure
Many cabinet companies use molded plastic corner
blocks stapled into place through flanges. These have a tendency
to break or pull out even before the cabinet is installed, and perform
poorly for attaching countertops (some manufacturers even recommend
against using them for this purpose). Other companies use
weaker particle board or plywood blocks.
Corner block misalignment is a common problem across
the industry. Aside from causing
squareness issues, misaligned blocks frequently stick
up over the top edge of the cabinet and complicate installation and
Spencer LLC makes and uses premium hardwood corner
blocks which are glued and toenailed into a groove, preventing all
of these problems. Every cabinet is correct, not just the showroom
cabinets. Then we go the extra mile and pre-drill a screw hole so the
block won't split during countertop installation.