PLASTIC LAMINATE FACED CASEWORK
PART 1 GENERAL
1.1 DESCRIPTION OF WORK
A. Extent of plastic laminate faced casework is shown on drawings.
1. Work includes the fabrication and installation of standard furniture components of base
cabinets, wall cabinets, storage cabinets, wardrobe cabinets, tables, shelf units, and
other units as indicated.
1.2 RELATED SECTIONS
Division 6 Section "Wood and Plastic" for shop fabricated casework.
A. Product Data: Submit manufacturer's data and installation instructions for each type of
B. Samples: Submit 6" x 6" samples of specified finishes, including top material. Samples will
be reviewed by Architect for color, texture, and pattern only. Compliance with other specified
requirements is exclusive responsibility of Contractor.
1. Submit one full-size sample of finished base cabinet unit complete with hardware,
doors and drawers, without finish top.
2. Submit one full-size sample of finished wall-mounted cabinet unit complete with
hardware, doors, and adjustable shelves.
3. Acceptable sample units will be used for comparison inspections at project. Unless
otherwise directed, acceptable sample units may be incorporated in work. Notify
Architect of their exact locations. If not incorporated in work, retain acceptable sample
units in building until completion of work and remove sample units from premises when
directed by Architect.
C. Shop Drawings: Submit shop drawings for furniture showing plans, elevations, ends, and
cross-sections. Show details and location of anchorages and fitting to floors, walls, and base.
Include layout of units with relation to surrounding walls, doors, windows, and other building
1. Coordinate shop drawings with other work involved.
1.4 QUALITY ASSURANCE
A. Single Source Responsibility: Provide casework with tops and accessories manufactured or
furnished by same furniture company for single responsibility.
B. Catalog Standards: Manufacturer's catalog numbers may be shown on drawings for
convenience in identifying certain cabinet work. Unless modified by notation on drawings or
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otherwise specified, catalog description for indicated number constitutes requirements for
each such cabinet.
1. The use of catalog numbers, and specific requirements set forth in drawings and
specifications, are not intended to preclude the use of any other acceptable
manufacturer's product or procedures which may be equivalent, but are given for
purpose of establishing standard of design and quality for materials, construction and
C. AWI Quality Standard: Comply with applicable requirements of "Architectural Woodwork
Quality Standards" published by the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) except as
1.5 PRODUCT HANDLING
A. Deliver plastic laminate faced furniture only after wet operations in building are completed.
B. Store completed plastic laminate faced furniture in a ventilated place, protected from the
weather, with relative humidity therein of 50 percent or less at 70 deg. F (22 deg. C).
C. Protect finished surfaces from soiling and damage during handling and installation. Keep
covered with polyethylene film or other protective covering.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
2.1 PLASTIC LAMINATE FACED CASEWORK
A. Definitions: The following definitions apply to plastic laminate faced casework units:
1. Exposed portions of casework include surfaces visible when doors and drawers are
closed. Bottoms of cases more than 4'-0" above floor shall be considered as exposed.
Visible members in open cases or behind glass doors also shall be considered as
2. Semi-exposed portions of casework includes those members behind opaque doors,
such as shelves, divisions, interior faces of ends, case back, drawer sides, backs and
bottoms, and back face of doors. Tops of cases 6'-6" or more above floor shall be
3. Concealed portions of casework include sleepers, web frames, dust panels, and other
surfaces not usually visible after installation.
B. Wood Construction:
1. Concealed Members and Substrate for Laminate Cladding:
a) Solid Lumber or Plywood: Any species, with no defects affecting strength or
b) Particleboard: ANSI A208.1, minimum 40 lb./cu. ft. density, Grade 1-M-2 or
c) Hardboard: ANSI/AHA A135.4, Class 1, tempered.
2. Laminate Cladding: High pressure decorative laminate complying with NEMA LD 3
and the following requirements:
3. Colors, Patterns, and Finishes: Provide materials and products that result in colors and
textures of exposed laminate surfaces complying with the following requirements:
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a) Match color, pattern, and finish indicated by reference to laminate
manufacturer's standard designations for this these characteristics.
4. Laminate Grade for Exposed Surfaces: Provide laminate cladding complying with the
following requirements for type of surface and grade.
a) Horizontal Surfaces Other Than Tops: GP-50 (0.050-inch nominal thickness).
b) Postformed Surfaces: PF-42 (0.042-inch nominal thickness).
c) Vertical Surfaces: GP-50 (0.050-inch nominal thickness).
d) Edges: GP-50 (0.050-inch nominal thickness) color and pattern to match
adjacent exposed surface.
e) Backing Sheet: BK-20 (0.020-inch nominal thickness)
5. Semiexposed Surfaces: Provide surface materials indicated below:
a) High pressure laminate, CL-20.
C. Manufacturer: Subject to compliance with requirements, provide plastic laminate faced
casework produced by one of the following:
2.2 CASEWORK HARDWARE AND ACCESSORIES
A. Provide manufacturer's standard, satin finish hardware units, unless otherwise indicated.
1. Hinges: Institutional type, RPC #376, 5 knuckle. Hospital Tips, Dull Chrome Finish.
Provide one pair for doors less than 4 ft. high and 1-1/2 pair for doors over 4 ft. Note:
Requires modular cabinet construction.
2. Pulls: Louis and Company #FEI485 3 ½” Wire Type, Solid Brass, Dull Chrome Finish.
Solid metal, for drawers and swing doors, mounted with 2 screws fastened from back.
Provide 2 pulls for drawers over 24" wide.
3. Door Catches: Dual self-aligning permanent magnet type. Provide 2 catches on doors
over 4 ft. high.
4. Drawer Stops: Designed to permit easy removal, and yet prevent inadvertent drawer
removal. Provide on all drawers, located on the inside.
5. Label Holders: Provide where indicated, size to receive standard label cards
approximately 1" x 2" nominal size, finished to match other exposed hardware.
6. Drawer and Cupboard Locks: Half-mortise type, 5-pin tumbler and dead bolt, round
cylinder only exposed, brass with plated finish.
7. Cabinet Base Molding: Extruded rubber, custom color as scheduled, 4" high. Provide
on exposed sides, backs, and fronts of floor-mounted cabinets.
8. Leg Shoes: Extruded rubber, custom color as scheduled, open bottom type.
9. Adjustable Shelf Supports: BHMA B84073, wrought steel, mortise mounted.
10. Grommets: Doug Mockett & Co.; EDP Plus Grommet, XG series, Black, Grey, White
or as selected by Architect from manufacturer’s standard colors.
11. Wire Management System: Doug Mockett & Co.; Wire Manager (WM-3)
12. Articulating Keyboards- Viking Corp. #CM14-P-S-04 w/ mouse tray #SLD-300, Color
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A. Fabricate plastic laminate faced furniture to dimensions, profiles, and details shown. No
exposed fasteners allowed.
B. Assemble units in the shop in as large components as practicable to minimize field jointing.
C. Install hardware uniformly and precisely after final finishing is complete. Set hinges snug and
flat in mortises unless otherwise indicated. Turn screws to flat seat. Adjust and align
hardware so that moving parts operate freely and contact points meet accurately. Allow for
final field adjustment after installation.
2.4 TOPS AND ACCESSORIES
A. Sold Surfacing as noted on the drawings.
B. Tops, Box Curbs, Splash Rim: Provide smooth, clean, exposed tops and edges, in uniform
plane free of defects.
C. Top Sizes: Furnish tops in maximum practicable lengths.
D. Top Thickness: Maintain 1-1/4" thickness with tolerance not exceeding plus or minus 1/32".
Provide front and end overhang of 1" over base cabinets, formed with continuous drip groove
on under surface ½" from edge. Where end overhang is provided, also provide 3/4" radius at
exposed outside corners of countertop.
E. Plastic Laminate: Provide plastic laminate sheet, color as referenced by Architect from
manufacturer's designations for products of this type, complying with NEMA LD-3. Use
general purpose grade 0.050" thick for flat tops. Shop-bonded with fully waterproof bond glue
to 3/4" thick sub-top hardwood faced plywood, medium density overlaid plywood, or phenolic
resin bonded particleboard. At sink bases use only shop-bonded with fully waterproof bond
glue to 3/4" thick sub-top hardwood faced plywood, high density overlaid plywood, phenolic
resin bonded particleboard is unacceptable. Smooth sand surfaces to which plastic laminate
is to be bonded. Apply standard phenolic backing sheet to back of panels. Build up exposed
edges of tops to 1-1/4" thickness. Self-edge exposed edges of top, splash, and openings
with same plastic laminate used for tops. Unless otherwise indicated, top and back splash
PART 3 EXECUTION
3.1 CASEWORK INSTALLATION
A. Install plumb, level, true and aligned with no distortions. Shim as required, using concealed
shims. Where casework abuts other finished work, scribe and apply filler strips for accurate
fit. All fasteners shall be concealed. No exposed fasteners allowed.
B. Base Cabinets: Set cabinets straight, plumb, and level. Adjust sub-tops within 1/16" of a
single plane. Fasten each individual cabinet to floor at toe space, with fasteners spaced 24"
o.c. Bolt continuous cabinets together. Secure individual cabinets with not less than 2
fasteners into floor, where they do not adjoin other cabinets.
1. Where required, assemble units into one integral unit with joints flush, tight, and
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uniform. Align similar adjoining doors and drawers to a tolerance of 1/16".
C. Wall Cabinets: Securely fasten to solid supporting material, not plaster, lath, or wallboard.
Anchor, adjust, and align wall cabinets as specified for base cabinets.
1. Reinforcement of stud walls to support wall-mounted cabinets will be done during wall
erection by trade involved, but responsibility for accurate location and sizing of
reinforcement is part of this work.
D. Adjust casework and hardware so that doors and drawers operate smoothly without warp or
bind. Lubricate operating hardware as recommended by manufacturer.
3.2 INSTALLATION OF TOPS
A. Field Jointing: Where practicable, make in same manner as factory jointing using dowels,
splines, adhesives, and fasteners recommended by manufacturer. Locate field joints as
shown on accepted shop drawings, factory prepared so there is no job site processing of top
and edge surfaces.
B. Fastenings: Use concealed clamping devices for field joints, located within 6" of front, at back
edges and at intervals not exceeding 24". Tighten in accordance with manufacturer's
instructions to exert a constant, heavy clamping pressure at joints. Secure tops to cabinets
with "Z"-type fasteners or equivalent, using 2 or more fasteners at each front, end, and back.
C. Workmanship: Abut top and edge surfaces in one true plane, with internal supports placed to
prevent any deflection. Provide flush hairline joints in top units using clamping devices.
1. After installation, carefully dress joints smooth, remove any surface scratches, clean
and polish entire surface.
2. Provide holes and cutouts as required for mechanical and electrical service fixtures.
3. Provide scribe mouldings for closures at junctures of top, curb and splash with walls as
recommended by manufacturer for materials involved. Use permanently elastic
sealing compound recommended by manufacturer.
3.3 INSTALLATION OF ACCESSORIES
A. Install in a precise manner in accordance with manufacturer's directions. Turn screws to a
flat seat; do not drive. Adjust moving parts to operate freely without excessive bind.
3.4 CLEANING AND PROTECTION:
A. Repair or remove and replace defective work as directed upon completion of installation.
B. Clean shop-finished surfaces, touch-up as required, and remove or refinish damaged or
soiled areas, as acceptable to Architect.
C. Protection: Advise Contractor of procedures and precautions for protection of materials and
installed plastic laminate faced casework from damage by work of other trades.
END OF SECTION
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