|Forum topic by Mike789||posted 08-18-2012 01:52 PM||2104 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
08-18-2012 01:52 PM
I’m building the kitchen cabinets for our remodel. I have all the upper cabinets complete, and I’m preparing to start on the lower cabinets. We’re going to use an in-wall oven (instead of your standard slide-in), with a cooktop above it for a nicer look.
I’ve already gotten all the specs down, save for one: I’m wondering if, because an oven gets so hot, I should use a different type of wood than I’m using for the rest of the cabinets. I made the upper cabinets with 3/4” pine plywood, faced with pine; and I was planning on making the lowers with the same plywood, but faced with something harder (because of the increased possible damage/higher use it’ll get). But because the oven gets so hot, I’m wondering if I shouldn’t make the box for the oven out of something other than plywood.
Anyone have any input on this? Plywood…or what? Would the plywood be fine for the heat coming out of the oven, or should I play it safe and go with something harder, like oak?
Thanks so much.