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Where to find zero VOC doors and cabinets?

Rian Bart | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

We are building a new house in California and need a lot of doors and cabinets. The price delta between the “regular” products and low-VOC products are huge.

1. Are there online or local stores in California that sell reasonably priced good quality zero/low VOC doors and/or cabinets?

2. If the zero/low VOC products are above my budget, is there a way to reduce the VOC such as applying some sort of sealer? I figure I probably will run into the same issue with buying furnitures also.

3. I will have wood window, cabinet, floors. I am not picky about color, so clear coat is fine. What zero products that you recommend to seal the wood?

My main concern is IAQ due to health reason.

Thanks.

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  1. Torsten Hansen | | #1

    I don't know about doors but check out IKEA for your kitchen cabinets. As far as I know they follow the much stricter European outgassing requirements on all their markets and they are very competitive with what you find at your local box store.

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    Martin Holladay | | #2

    Rian,
    Here's a link to GBA's product guide for cabinets:
    https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/product-guide/cat/residential-cabinetry

    Of course, I can't guarantee that these products are inexpensive....

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