Anyone know where I should go to find someone who will make decent
cabinets for fairly cheap? I want an upgrade from the home depot
preassembled one's, but I'd rather pay a fella locally to build them.
What should I look for in the phone book? Or should I even be looking
in the phone book?
How can i determine if they are reputable, and how much $$$ should I
give them up front to build them?
On Wed, 03 Jan 2007 12:25:30 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
One thing you can always do, is ask the local guy for references. If he
will not give you any, run not walk away from him. The ones that do give
you references, call the people for an appointment and go see the quality
of the work they received and ask them about how happy they were using
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First you may want to look and cruise on the web for Canadian or US
One things I learned is now the cabinet doors are made in large plant using
mass production procedures.
Some are made in the US and Canada. More and more manufacturers and
re-sellers are dealing directly with China and other low cost labour
countries. In turn they adapt their designs and install their selected
hardware. Shipping is not a problem every thing is packed in flat boxes
(like Ikea) and shipped all over the world.
If you have the time, check with the Chinese embassy and others as who is
making kitchen cabinet in their country of origin.
Lots of CEO's and well dressed lawyers are buying their tailor made suits
right on the internet from Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The other solution is to make your own design and buy custom make doors
direct and make the framing and installation yourself.
If you feel you can have access to a good source of lumber and you have the
tools you can make your own cabinet.
After your design is completed you wail to make some prototypes and design
some jigs and fixtures to facilitate the making of your cabinet.
To recap. the best approach would be to buy custom made doors and do they
Always good to have references, but who the heck would ever give out bad
references? A guy could do 20 bad jobs and 100 bad ones and give out 10
references from the good jobs.
I suppose references are good if you actually want to see someone's work
other than the showroom.
On 3 Jan 2007 12:25:30 -0800, " email@example.com"
Who or where you look might depend on what you need.
Do you need a finished cabinet built off site?
Do you need an unfinished cabinet built off site?
Do you need the cabinets installed?
Do you need someone to tear out and build cabinets onsite?
Some companies can and will do it all and some companies will just
build cabinets. Make sure you both have the same expectations.
If you know a good builder ask about the companies he uses.
Also you probably can find good cabinet shops in the phone book. In
either case, you'll need to do your own research about references and
Another thing I might mention is that I rarely have the chance to use
the words quality and cheap in the same sentence.
> Anyone know where I should go to find someone who will make decent
> cabinets for fairly cheap? I want an upgrade from the home depot
> preassembled one's, but I'd rather pay a fella locally to build them.
Am reminded of the business card that has the following printed on it:
"Good", "Fast", "Cheap", pick any two.
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