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Anyone ever order from these guys? Supposedly high quality cabinets that need to be assembled. I'm a DIYer so have no problems with assembly.
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Is the tooth fairy doing a little side line work and you expect the cabinets in the morning under the pillow?
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Smartarse this morning, eh?

No. Just trying to save a buck or three and don't need custom cabinets and don't want to deal with the big box stores. It's what I call thinking outside the box.
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I used put together solid wood cabinets in an apartment I built a few years ago. They ship flat so I saved a ton on shipping costs. They came out nice, went together easy, and were pretty strong. Cabinets To Go sounds like the same idea.
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Originally Posted by edale99 View Post
I used put together solid wood cabinets in an apartment I built a few years ago. They ship flat so I saved a ton on shipping costs. They came out nice, went together easy, and were pretty strong. Cabinets To Go sounds like the same idea.
Feedback I'm looking for and appreciate it. You're right, same concept and we can get free shipping if we order enough. Lots of good reviews.
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Smartarse this morning, eh?


I don't know, but I must be thick as a brick this morning because I'm still trying to figure out out who "these guys" are?

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Anyone ever order from these guys?
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Garrett - this may help....http://www.cabinetstogo.com/
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We have a CTG showroom near me and we were shopping a couple of years back, went to see what they had. Prouct was crap (and I'm far from high end), plastic corer fasteners holding inside corners together etc. I was very uimpressed.
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We have a CTG showroom near me and we were shopping a couple of years back, went to see what they had. Prouct was crap (and I'm far from high end), plastic corer fasteners holding inside corners together etc. I was very uimpressed.
Thanks for the feedback!
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I re-did the kitchen last summer and use Cabinets To Go. I did however, hire somebody through the company to put the cabinets together and install them.
Good customer service and very nice quility cabinets.
I would highly recommend them.
I saved a lot of $$$.
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Garrett - this may help....http://www.cabinetstogo.com/
There we go - now we're cooking with butter.

I'll tell yah something Jeff, I'm a cabinet maker and judging by the below picture I would have no way of telling anybody about the quality of those cabinets. The point being is, as long as the cabinet doors are fancy and stay hanging true no one will ever know what you paid for them! It is only the purest like me that worries about other than eye candy!

Dave talks about the cheapness of the construction (plastic corer fasteners holding inside corners together) well let's talk about that for a minute.

Today in this modern day technological world we live in who would have thought kitchen drawers could have been made with anything but dovetail corners, box joints, double dados, dado & rabbit or rabbit lips? But modern man has proven to the market they can compete with plastic or metal drawer sides and bottoms. These foreign materials once thought to be so out of place and only found on the entry level kitchens has quickly shown us otherwise. I have now seen $80,000.00 kitchens with metal drawer sides.

In the construction of a box (cabinet box) when glue is used in the construction process how that corner is held together really becomes secondary, other than it effects price. A straight dado or butt joint glued with your everyday white or yellow carpenters glue (PVA glue) is stronger than the wood it self. So I would suspect the (plastic corer fasteners holding inside corners together) has more to do with corner alignment than it does the strength and integrity of the corner joint.??? Using the (plastic corer fasteners holding inside corners together) in combination with PVA glue I see little to be concerned about.
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Here is another place to consider, I need to replace my lower cabinets and have been searching for an exact replacement. These people popped up in a search, I dont know anyone who has them but I guess you could compare the prices. My original cabinets came from Ikea "another option" and were decent enough although they stopped manufacturing or selling our door design.

http://www.lilyanncabinets.com/1_286...l#power-review
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There we go - now we're cooking with butter.

I'll tell yah something Jeff, I'm a cabinet maker and judging by the below picture I would have no way of telling anybody about the quality of those cabinets. The point being is, as long as the cabinet doors are fancy and stay hanging true no one will ever know what you paid for them! It is only the purest like me that worries about other than eye candy!

Dave talks about the cheapness of the construction (plastic corer fasteners holding inside corners together) well let's talk about that for a minute.

Today in this modern day technological world we live in who would have thought kitchen drawers could have been made with anything but dovetail corners, box joints, double dados, dado & rabbit or rabbit lips? But modern man has proven to the market they can compete with plastic or metal drawer sides and bottoms. These foreign materials once thought to be so out of place and only found on the entry level kitchens has quickly shown us otherwise. I have now seen $80,000.00 kitchens with metal drawer sides.

In the construction of a box (cabinet box) when glue is used in the construction process how that corner is held together really becomes secondary, other than it effects price. A straight dado or butt joint glued with your everyday white or yellow carpenters glue (PVA glue) is stronger than the wood it self. So I would suspect the (plastic corer fasteners holding inside corners together) has more to do with corner alignment than it does the strength and integrity of the corner joint.??? Using the (plastic corer fasteners holding inside corners together) in combination with PVA glue I see little to be concerned about.
I appreciate your professional feedback Garrett! We're still researching other ready to assemble manufacturers but keep coming back to Cabinets to Go. Thanks again.

Jeff
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I would definitely go see one of their showrooms in person. I didn't pay too much attention to their kitchen stuff but looked at their bathroom vanities and they were all pretty mediocre, things I thought I'd like from the website I didn't like in person. I'm not saying it's bad, I'm just saying if you live near a major airport you can probably make it to one of their showrooms for a $200 plane ticket.

I have nothing but good things to say about Ikea. Did my kitchen 2 years ago and not a single complaint with the cabinets. The hardware (sliders, hinges, etc) really is excellent. I also prefer the "open box" style compared to the "full face" style of some builders.

One word of warning, putting those boxes together is a big pain in the a**. I think I got it down to about 30-45 minutes per cabinet by the time I was done - however that's still TWO OR THREE DAYS of assembling cabinets for a decent size kitchen. If I was remodeling in a hurry I'd seriously think about buying prebuilt boxes instead.

I'm sure you can find some of the ikea kitchen threads on here. PS they did discontinue my door style which I'm not very happy about. I kept saying I would buy spares and then never got around to it. Good news is that 5-8 years down the road I'll be able to go buy all new doors and reface the whole kitchen to a new look in about a day.

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We have bought cabinets from these guys several times and the value is great: http://www.awcabinetry.com/

Several of our friends have also bought cabinets from them and they have all been very happy.

They are sold through costco (http://www.allwoodfast.com/shop.aspx) and Floor&Decor (http://cabinets.flooranddecoroutlets.com/default.aspx)
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Heres another place I just came across, this one appears to have my door style and when Im ready will take a good look at them.

http://www.greatbuycabinets.com/Aspe...inets_s/58.htm
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Sorry for hi-jacking this thread, but I'm in process of cabinet buying myself and went into this blind. After our 1st visit w/lumberyard and a swift kick in the nuts, I've decided to investigate more.

One dealer priced thermo-foil, another priced Rangerboard doors(painted w/white paint polyurethaned), both say they have the best product...

any thoughts?

this is a small kitchen in a beach house....
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Thanks for the links Mine Now...Lily Ann is on our list too.

One Wolf - will look into those too. Interesting they can be purchased through Costco.

Flot - we'd definitely like to see what we purchase via a warehouse of some kind instead of blindly buying online. Ikea - while I like the idea I had a hard enough time with my daughters trundle bed from there. Might have been the helper that I hired (my wife).

Hannah Grady - get your own dang thread. Not sure but we do have a lot of experts on this site that can help. You might want to look at some of the links in this post for the RTA - ready to assemble type cabinets. Good luck.
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Sorry for hi-jacking this thread, but I'm in process of cabinet buying myself and went into this blind. After our 1st visit w/lumberyard and a swift kick in the nuts, I've decided to investigate more.

One dealer priced thermo-foil, another priced Rangerboard doors(painted w/white paint polyurethaned), both say they have the best product...

any thoughts?

this is a small kitchen in a beach house....
Thermo-foil is a film finish generally over a MDF, HD-MDF or SHD-MDF and isn't Rangerboard a type of MDF? United States has so many variations it is hard to keep up with them all.

IMPO there is nothing wrong with MDF doors provided plastic plugs are used in the door hinge screw holes. Better yet is to bore out the hinge screw holes and glue in maple dowel plugs and then drill them out for the hinge screws....but you'll only see that in custome shops.
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Google "RTA Cabinets" -- then use other keywords like "No Particle Board" and go from there.

You can get a solid (not particle board) wood cabinet, built very very well -- for a fraction of the cost. Just be careful... there are places that resell them and there are the actual companies... you'll do better $$$-wise if you buy them directly.

I have a kitchen and 2 baths to do, and plan on likely using them. I have a couple people that want to bid on them that are cabinet makers, and I plan on giving them a stab at it... but from what I understand, it is very difficult to compete with the bigger RTA players...

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