Bertch

As a fully integrated US manufacturer, Bertch produces their own components. Limited outstheircing combined with backhauling their own materials greatly reduces sulfur oxide emissions. Eco-friendly finishing technology minimizes emissions. Formaldehyde-free adhesives and optimizer technology are elements of their envionmental program. Sawdust has been regenerated for over 30 years to produce both heat and electricity.

Their culture is hands on. Bertch associates have planted thousands of trees since 1977 and will continue to plant more. “Trees are the most powerful concentrators of carbon on Earth.”

The Bertch campus includes 10 facilities covering in excess of 750,000 sq ft of modern manufacturing space. Environmental responsibility has been engrained in Bertch’s corporate philosophy since it’s inception in 1977.

Doors are 5 piece construction, plywood veneer, MDF, or 3/4″ thick solid wood, depending on the style. Doors over 48” in height will be constructed with a center rail. Doors with mitered construction over 48” in height will be constructed of 2 doors pegged together.

Doors:

Doors are 5 piece construction, plywood veneer, MDF, or 3/4″ thick solid wood, depending on the style. Doors over 48” in height will be constructed with a center rail. Doors with mitered construction over 48” in height will be constructed of 2 doors pegged together.

Drawer Fronts:

Drawer Fronts are 3/4″ thick solid wood, 5 piece construction, plywood veneer, or MDF, depending on the style.

Drawer Box:

Sides, front and back are constructed using solid 5/8″ birch or maple dovetailed components smoothly sanded and finished. Drawer bottoms are 1/4″ birch plywood.

Drawer Glide:

Epoxy coated steel on nylon bearing rollers. undermount 3/4 extension.

Frames:

All frames are assembled from a high quality, variety of select hardwoods, blind mortise and tenoned, glued and pinned. They are then sanded to a uniform thickness and machined to receive the side panels.

Backs:

Backs are 1/8″ material with natural birch woodgrain laminate.

Return:
Standard: 1/2″ thick plywood with natural birch woodgrain laminate interior and select hardwood veneer on the exterior. The sides for both the premium and standard are securely fastened to the front frame with tongue and groove, glued along the entire length of the end panel and pressure clamped. Reinforcing corner blocks are added to the base cabinets at points of stress.

Floors:
1/2″ particleboard birch woodgrain laminate, selected for stability.

Shelves:
1/2″ particleboard birch woodgrain laminate, selected for stability.

Toekick:

4 1/2” tall, constructed of high quality 1/2″ material.

All doors have a concealed hinge which is a self-closing, adjustable hinge.

All cabinets are hand sanded prior to staining. A penetrating grain stain is then applied and hand-wiped.

The sealer coat, which is a catalyzed conversion coating, is sprayed and cured. This sealer is a blending of alkyd, amino and vinyl resins, which contributes to the overall durability of the system by penetrating the grain of the wood and providing a “link” coat between the stain and the topcoat. The sealer is then sanded and prepared for the topcoat application.

The final coating is a catalyzed, conversion varnish which is a carefully formulated combination of alkyd and amino resins. After spray application the film is cured and cross links to form a superior thermoset coating that possesses exceptional stain , moisture and chemical resistance, while retaining its clarity.

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