DeSavino and Sons of Olyphant, Pennsylvania, was contracted to design custom cabinet, table and lab casework solutions for the AZEK Company’s Scranton, Pennsylvania location. Having already finished the training room and lab, as well as a custom coffee table, DeSavino and Sons was recently asked to design and install cabinets in the main conference room and engineering room. For all of the projects, DeSavino and Sons provided solutions from their Open Air cabinet line (https://openaircabinetry.com/), manufactured with Vycom’s Seaboard and Designboard HDPE (high density polyethylene). The HDPE material enables them to make the cabinets watertight, easy to clean and maintenance-free for residential outdoor kitchen, healthcare, manufacturing and food service applications.
Vycom’s Designboard offers the rich designer shades and textures of wood and metals with the durability and weather resistance of performance plastics, along with UV resistance options. Vycom’s Seaboard line of HDPE is typically used for marine, RV and outdoor applications. It provides superior performance where water, UV exposure and other harsh elements are present. Unlike wood or metal alternatives, Seaboard and Designboard HDPE will not rust, corrode, rot, delaminate or splinter. These high-quality materials also offer superior scratch resistance and stiffness.
“The durability and quality of the Seaboard and Designboard HDPE is outstanding,” says Leo Insalaco, engineer and project manager with DeSavino and Sons, who notes they cut the sheets on a CNC router and appreciate the material’s performance on the equipment. “Our cabinetry requires various rabbet cuts, dados and hole drilling. The fact that the sheet allows a uniform flatness for even performance on the CNC router helps us maintain the high quality that is expected from our Open Air Cabinetry.”
Each of DaSavino’s projects were somewhat unique from the others based on the different locations within the company and uses for the cabinetry. This ranges from lab casework that spans two full walls to a coffee table in a training room. Despite their differences, all had to be attractive, easy-to-clean and durable.
“Our maintenance-free cabinetry is manufactured to retain a look as great as the day you bought it,” says Insalaco. “The finish and texture of Vycom’s HDPE resist scratching or marring that can occur from day to day use. This helps our product stand out from the rest and gives the customer assurance that our cabinets will maintain their beauty for many years to come.”