On 11/28/2004 8:30 PM US(ET), Howie took fingers to keys, and typed the
My laundry room cabinets and pool house cabinets are all prefab from HD.
The 12' x 16' pool house cabinets are the plain white Bianca style and
installed on two walls. All base cabinets and two tall cabinets. The
laundry room has the white vinyl clad raised panel doors and drawers.
Base and Wall cabinets. All of the framing and shelves are composite
material covered in a thin veneer of white, or in the case of a wood
finish cabinet, a maple grain veneer inside and oak grain colored veneer
or other color on the outside. They only 'real' wood are the doors and
drawers of the natural wood cabinets. All you need are a philips head
screwdriver, a tape measure (to square up the cabinet) and a small
hammer to put them together (you don't really need the hammer. The lock
cam bolts and the wooden dowels have to be lightly pounded into the
holes and you can use almost anything instead of the hammer). They are
all robotically machine drilled so all the holes are in the right
positions. They look good and go together pretty easily. The directions
are straight forward and it takes less than 15 minutes to put one
together. Do not install doors, drawers, or shelves until you get the
cabinet into place, leveled, plumb, and secured to the wall, because
they are heavy enough without the added weight. You will need a helper
to get the boxes into, and out of, a truck.
Look into Ikea, especially if you've got a store nearby. A recent
Consumer Reports rated their prefab cabinets very good.
We considered them when we remodeled our kitchen last summer, but the
nearest store was a four-hour round trip drive, and they don't deliver.
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