Kitchen Cabinet Door Material Replacement for Flood-Prone Landed House in Kuala Nerus, Malaysia

Muhammad Sophist, Ahmad and Mohamad Shazwan, Mohamad Kamal and Athamneh Aya, Hussein Salem and Alharahsheh Suhaib, Ahmed Mohammed (2018) Kitchen Cabinet Door Material Replacement for Flood-Prone Landed House in Kuala Nerus, Malaysia. Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 6 (3). pp. 632-639. ISSN 2347-5374

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This paper reveals an analysis of the replacement of raw material for kitchen cabinet doors, which has always been an annual conversation amongst the householders of flood-prone landed houses in the city of Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia. The use of existing raw materials in the production of a kitchen cabinet door like plywood, high pressure laminate (HPL), melamine faced chipboard (MFC), or medium density fibreboard (MDF) by the local furniture manufacturers in the state seems to be unable to solve some of the major environmental issues, such as floodcauses damage of the doors, decomposition of the doors due to termites and high humidity factors, and raw materials on the damaged doors are unrecyclable. We compile this study in the applied research category, where there are two types of research procedures have been used, namely quantitative and qualitative methods. In the context of this study, quantitative methods are dominant. Primary data for this study is obtained from a pre-test stage via participant observational technique with time sampling practice and non-random standardised aka a structured interview technique; meanwhile, secondary data of the study is collected from literature review through relevant printed and electronic sources. To make this study a success, we implement six footsteps of the industrial design and development processes, consisting of design ideation for mind map thumbnail, design development for conceptual impression, design refinement for detailing expansion, design software for digital production, workflow for product making, and completion for the outcome of the study that is a full-scale finished model of indoor home kitchen cabinet doors made of polypropylene based honeycomb structure with thick aluminium frame developed from sustainable-and-impressive-design concept, which is the best suited to the 4G type kitchen cabinet that is a long-term trend and gets high demand amongst the householders in the city.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental studies on furniture raw materials; Polypropylene based honeycomb structure of the 4G type indoor home kitchen cabinet door replacement; Consequences of flood, termites, humidity, and unrecyclable; Flood-prone landed houses in Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia; Sustainable-and-impressive-design concept offers at reasonable prices.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Divisions: Faculty of Innovative Design & Technology
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2022 07:12
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2022 07:12

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