We strive to offer only high quality, environmentally sustainable materials. All our materials are CARB Phase 2 compliant and are low- or no-VOC (volatile organic compounds).
Textured Melamine and Acrylics
We use a sustainable MDF core manufactured from post-industrial recycled wood residuals. The manufacturing process utilizes a formaldehyde-free adhesive system using 100% NAF (No Added Formaldehyde) resin, meeting the most stringent formaldehyde emission standards in the world.
Our MDF cores have three LEED environmental credits (MR 4, MR 5, and EQ 4.4) and have been awarded the Composite Panel Association (CPA) Eco-Certified Composite (ECC) grademark. Being Eco-Certified verifies compliance with the CPA 4-11 ECC Sustainability Standard, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) 93120 and the EPA TSCA Title VI rule.
Greenguard Gold Certified water based finish
Our flat panel and shaker style wood materials are finished with self-sealing, water based acrylic finish that is low in VOC content, which can lower air quality. Our finish is GREENGUARD Gold Certified for low chemical emissions.
Low and NO VOC water based Acrylic Paint
Our paint-grade DIY materials are painted using a low- and no- VOC water-based urethane modified acrylic, a durable alternative to lacquer.
Solid Wood and Real Wood Veneers
Our wood products and veneers are made from sustainably grown wood logs in well managed forests, and are Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
All our wood flat panel materials are veneers, which are both budget- and eco-friendly. Veneers reduce wood harvest since they maximize usable surface area. They also minimize waste during the milling process – slicing veneers from wood timber results in very little sawdust compared to cutting solid wood boards.
We chose to make custom fronts for IKEA boxes for a lot of reasons, like their versatility and affordability, but also because of IKEA’s commitment to being People and Planet Positive.
They sell the cabinet boxes separately from the full cabinet unit for their SEKTION and PAX systems, so you don’t have to get (and then throw out) cabinet faces you don’t want. IKEA plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in their products by 2030, so even the cabinet boxes are eco-friendly.
We work to source our products locally in Colorado and then in the United States as much as possible. We are constantly working to find better ways to work to reduce our waste, energy usage and in turn our impact on the environment. We take our role in environmental stewardship seriously and embrace the challenge to be better and greener, everyday.