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Need kitchen cabinets made from something termites won't eat. The wife found a place in Mandaue where that is done but it seems too expensive. Does anyone have a referral for me?

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2 hours ago, Guy F. said:

Need kitchen cabinets made from something termites won't eat. The wife found a place in Mandaue where that is done but it seems too expensive. Does anyone have a referral for me?

Most use concrete to stop the little blighters

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9 hours ago, Gary D said:

Most use concrete to stop the little blighters

I've never seen kitchen cabinets made from concrete. I don't think that would be acceptable for The Little Woman.:hystery:

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We sent ours by BB from the UK as availability in the Philippines is very limited and very very expensive.

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Prior to finishing, treat the cabinets with multiple coats of clear solignum, allowing each coat to soak into the wood.  Allow the cabinets to dry completely then finish with Hudson Top Coat.  Solignum is a termite preventative and comes in either clear or brown, make sure you use the clear!  Top Coat is a two part acrylic polyurethane finish that is very durable and is tough enough to be used as floor finish.   It also has a very strong odor so you need lots of ventilation, best to do it outdoors when you have a little breeze.  The finish is gloss but you can wet sand using 600 grit paper to get a satin finish if desired.  I would also recommend that the cabinet carcass be built using 3/4 marine plywood to prevent warping or delamination due to high humidity.

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Is not solignum very poisonus??

I would not feel comfortable to use that in my kitchen!

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6 hours ago, Viking said:

Is not solignum very poisonus??

I would not feel comfortable to use that in my kitchen!

I agree.

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The other option is to use a material they can't eat such as a hardwood.

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