Green Kitchen Cabinets Quiz
Think you know all the ways to keep your kitchen cabinets eco-friendly and still stylish? Take our quiz and find out.
Kitchen cabinets are too bulky and cumbersome to be easily recycled.
Older kitchen cabinets (made before 1975) tend to be smaller than modern cabinets.
There's minimal difference between custom-built and modular cabinets.
Dovetail joints are the sturdiest option in cabinet construction.
It can be difficult to find softwood or hardwood alternatives.
Metal cabinets are more expensive than wood.
Formaldehyde, which is used as the binding resin in some woods, is more toxic when heated.
Particleboard shelves are always easily recyclable.
Wheatboard and strawboard are the same thing.
Local wood sources can be expensive and difficult to locate.
Salvaged cabinets are usually of poor quality.
Plywood and solid wood are interchangeable.
Only thick panels will ensure sturdy construction in cabinets.
Bamboo and softwood forests have approximately the same renewal time.
Transport emissions are a major part of the pollution problem associated with milled wood.
Cabinet boards can be made from sunflower hulls, sugarcane husks and recycled newspapers.
American farmers produce up to 50 million tons of straw each year.
"Exterior grade" materials are less toxic than others.
Trees cut down by arborists are usually too diseased or damaged for the wood to be reusable.
Modular cabinets can't be customized.