We're in the process of re-doing our kitchen, and in our research it seems
the mid range cabinets at Home Depot are comparable to the IKEA cabinets,
but the installation of the IKEA cabinets would be easier.
Has anyone used the IKEA cabinets? What are your thoughts?
I installed IKEA's in our kitchen. Saved a bunch of money and look and work
good. Comparable to more expensive cabinets. They came shipped flat on a
pallet and I assembled them in the garage and set and hung them basically
alone, had a little help from a friend on heavier items. I would do it
Particle board (or whatever else it's called) is not worth it.
We got some stand alone closets for a bedroom. Looked great in the
Looked pretty good at home. When we moved I had to disassemble them.
Yes there was some breakage and gluing. It's not worth it.
Almost anyone could make something nicer , less expensive, and
sturdier with pine. Just need the time.
We also had some kitchen cupboards from Home Depot. These were the
less expensive models. They looked good when finished but I had to
provide a lot of extra support to make them sturdy.
My two cents.
are you planning on taking your kitchen with you when you move?
the sides of the cabinets are made from 3/4" material, probably some high
density particle board.
But depending on where you live, and budget, any cabinets might be made from
the same particle board.
funny. every kitchen cabinet I've looked at is always more expensive when
it's in wood. Nobody will sell you a cheaper wood cabinet than the particle
they're all probably made in the same place.
we had our kichen cabinets installed by a small company, and the
owner/designer told us that there are only a few manufacturers around (at
least in canada) and all kitchen makers buy the materials from them. she
provides service and customisation.
<< What are these cabinets made of?
If they are particle board, I'd pass and get something better quality.
I'd agree with that. The bookshelves and desk I bought in northern California
were this kind of material, and unless you disassemble them and ship them flat
they can get very nasty injuries. They still look OK after 10 years and quite
a bit of use, but if I had it to do over again I'd haunt estate and garage
sales until I had the solid craftsmanship of wood furniture made half a century
or so ago, then paint it if I didn't like oiled or stained wood. As it is, the
rest of my furniture (and my house) answers to this description--"vintage"
rather than antique, but put together by people who knew how to make a
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