Someone mentioned the price of laminate being $40.00 range per sheet. I
manage a custom cabinet shop for the medical biz. Our problem is that we
have too much laminate accumulating. Probably 200-300 sheets over the last 2
years. It is taking up space and chances ae that a doctor is not going to
want the same laminate as the last doctor, but we must buy spare sheets in
case we have to re-do a door / drawer front, shipping damage, etc. Usually
we do not end up needing it, and just put it on the pile. Same with partial
sheets of corian. I say this because, as a hobbyist, there is an opportunity
to get free or almost free laminate / corian / other cabinet stuff from
high-volume custom cabinet shops if you make come contacts. You may not get
the lainate you have in mind, but if you just like making stuff, as I do,
hey... the price is right.
I'm sure that some of the participants here have already discovered this,
but your local cabinet shop is a great source for material.
Cutoffs, leftover laminate, "ugly" oak (unpaintable, but makes great shop
'furniture'), sometimes highly figured lumber (that doesn't match a bigger
job), just goes into the dumpster.
All you have to do is ask. What's the worst thing that could happen--that
they say no?
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