We are going to redo our kitchen and I need advice about what brand
cabinets to buy, We don't want junk but we don't want to buy diamond
encrusted ones either. What are the good, reasonably priced brands to
My grandfather was a cabinetmaker. We looked at just about every brand years
ago, and settled on Fieldstone. They were made better than those made by
custom cabinet makers, and cheaper. They have full backs and sides, and the
drawers have full 3/4" all they way around.
we've been assured by our home inspector that propane can be easily
brought in, so that is not an issue. i just need recommendations on a
good downdraft gas (propane) cooktop, probably 5 or 6 burners. does the
vent usually come with it or is that sedparate? can someone suggest a
DO NOT use the home despots cabinets or installers, they are the most
disorganized and sloppy buncha goofs i have ever seen. In canada they are
the worst, and they laugh at your complaints to make things right.
On 21 Jan 2006 13:38:15 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
For the mortal man on a budget, all wood is probably not going to
happen. Be sure the "sawdust" is really MDF and not particle board.
Look at the exposed parts like the end caps and see if it is really
wood or just a picture of wood on paper or a laminate. A hard laminate
(like formica) is probably the most durable. The "paper" finish won't
take normal washing for long. Face frames will either be wood under
polyurethane or a laminate. Your choice.
The thing that reallyt impacts you the most is the construction of the
drawers and the hardware. Most early cabinet failures will be drawers
falling apart or slides that jam. You really want a quality slide and
well built drawers. Pull them out and compare the cheap ones to the
expensive ones. That is the easiest place for a novice to see a
difference. Other hardware issues are the door hinge style and the
method of keeping them closed. I liike the spring loaded hinge but
that may be a personal preference.
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