However he has a limited number of door styles. The one I like is shaker style, however I would like a wide rail (say like 5 to 6")
standard shaker rail: http://www.pennvillecabinetry.com/Doors/4112lg.jpg
wide shaker rail: http://www.pennvillecabinetry.com/Doors/door453html.htm
In fact I want it to be even thicker than that. He told me he does not have a supplier for it, but I see it everywhere even at Lowes and Home Depot. My thought is if this is custom, shouldn't the door style be cusotm too? I cannot imagine a simple door like that is hard to make.
Second, I wanted all drawers to be a flat panel - no rail. Whether it is a 4" deep drawer or 14" deep drawer - all drawers no rail. He said the deep drawers comes with rails, so here is another issue.
I think there must be quite a few cabinet makers here, if you cater to custom cabinetry, to what degree do you customize?
Second question is, how would a customer be able to see the final color, texture, construction etc...of a cabinet? Do you do a sample? Do you take them to a previous client's home to visit? How do you do it (if there is not a show room).
Third, how do you structure payment? What is the usual, customary and fair payment, percentage wise how much you pay upon contract signing etc...and how much more at what milestone?
Thanks in advance,