Cabinet corner protectors are pieces of high quality molded plastic or steel, which we use in order to protect the end edge corners of cabinets and other pieces of furniture during shipment and handling, and generally when moving them from one location to another. This well made reinforcement keeps wood from coming apart when moving. Furthermore, they are used in the repair of cabinets, for stacking alignment, as well as cabinet interlock. They are available on the market in many different sizes and forms/shapes, and you can even order custom ones so that they are tailored to your specific needs. The cabinet corner protectors that are most commonly used are the square cabinet corners, which primarily protect the cabinets and furniture. However, you can also find round corners, which mainly protect walls from damage during transportation or simply resettlement of our furniture, and facilitate the movement of the cabinet.
Cabinet corner protectors and protectors used for furniture and the like include outside corner protecting panels joined at a corner edge and inside corner resilient members for holding the protector on the cabinet, with the resilient members spaced from the corner and having one or more points of contact with the furniture or cabinet on which the protector is installed.
The question which emerges is why this invention was accomplished and which urgent needs it served. The answer is pretty easy considering that cabinets, furniture and the like are very often shipped to long distances, since the point of manufacture to the point of sale or installation could be countries apart. Despite the fact that measures are taken in order to protect the furniture during shipping, such as packing the items in cardboard boxes and the rest of furniture, damage can easily occur. If damage occurs, it can result in long delays in order to obtain a replacement part or component, which can in turn delay the final installation of the modular cabinetry. These repairs can be both time consuming and costly. During shipping, handling and installation, one of the more vulnerable areas of a cabinet is the edge corner of the cabinet. The corner edge along the top or bottom edge forms a point that can be easily damaged as the cabinet is moved. Even minor sliding of the cabinet can cause damage. What is needed in order to avoid such damages is a cabinet corner protector that is easy to install quickly, it will stay in position during shipping and handling, and it will also be easy to remove when necessary.
Last but not least, it is worth mentioning that cabinet corner protectors and other corner guards are also used for the safety of babies. Many parents, for example, choose to use corner protectors for tables, desks, stairs, beds and cabinets, which are made of materials of high elasticity with thick but nevertheless very soft surface, thus protecting babies from hurting themselves when bumping into corner edges.
In plain words, cabinet corner protectors can be very useful and there is simply no reason why you shouldn’t protect your cabinets from damage and yourselves from injuries.