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Old 12-14-2014, 07:56 AM   #1
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Cabinotch Cabinets


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I was recently contacted by a potential customer who is doing a house rehab for the rental market. She was wondering if I could install cabinotch cabinets for her. Having never heard of them, I checked their website and it sounds like a good firm. She wanted the unfinished cabinets and I would put them together and finish them for her. Has anyone used this brand and what are your thoughts and feedback? The drawer fronts and doors would either be purchased locally or from another company, also to be finished by me.

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Quick scan of the web site - I think you need to come up with drawers, not just drawer fronts.

Why does she want those cabinets?

Make sure that the face frame situation - a separate frame for each box, I think - is OK with her.

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Make sure that the face frame situation - a separate frame for each box, I think - is OK with her.
Why do you think that would be a big issue? Here 95% of the cabinets are face frame design, maybe more.

I have seen those boxes in person and they are well made, and are very easy to put together. But not a cheap as you think. You can easily get a price list
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Why do you think that would be a big issue? Here 95% of the cabinets are face frame design, maybe more.

I have seen those boxes in person and they are well made, and are very easy to put together. But not a cheap as you think. You can easily get a price list
No big issue, just that by default I expect the rails on face frames on a run of cabinets to be continuous across the run. Presumably they wouldn't be on these, and I'm just suggesting that the owner should understand the difference. Just one of those things, where you wouldn't want to install and have her say, "But these look wrong."

The price seems to me to be a question (of course it always is). If the owner wants them because she thinks they'll be inexpensive - the way people think Ikea will be inexpensive - then our friend texbuilder should exercise his normal careful attention to cost. For example, noting that they don't seem to come with drawer boxes.
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Thank you, gentlemen, for your replies. I will be getting back to the lady with some more information. The face frames, drawers and doors would be coming from another manufacturer. While I haven't got a solid estimate on the cost of the cabinets, it does appear that there would be a considerable savings compared to local company or big box stores.

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This is going to be interesting to follow since I'm not understanding how you buy a "box" from one company, put it together, buy the drawers and doors from someone else, finish both to match. Those boxes have to be pretty darn cheap to be able to complete with the "boxed cabinets" market.

Texbuilder, I would love to know what your finish schedule will be. (I'm sorta a hobby finisher that's self learning)
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This is going to be interesting to follow since I'm not understanding how you buy a "box" from one company, put it together, buy the drawers and doors from someone else, finish both to match. Those boxes have to be pretty darn cheap to be able to complete with the "boxed cabinets" market.

Texbuilder, I would love to know what your finish schedule will be. (I'm sorta a hobby finisher that's self learning)
In my experience, you are correct - there's not a meaningful price benefit, perhaps more than if you're buying from boxes. If you do it right, though, you can get a pretty custom setup in as little as 10 days - much faster than true custom, much more custom than stock boxes.

The nicer stock cabinets tend toward euro, also.

I'm also interested in the finishing plan.
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The boxes are about 150-165 each they can ordered with many custom features. Many guys around here outsource doors and drawer boxes anyway so that is a non issue for me. I believe you can have them in 10-14 days.

The guy that I know who bought some said the hardest part was finding a forklift near his shop to get them off the truck.

For frameless cabinets I have ordered some through cabparts, they were real nice and could be ordered any size or material. But I went to trucking depot to pick up, they put it on my truck (1500 lbs)

Bob- here the only cabinets that would have continuous rails would be onsite built cabinets which not many if any want.

Very interesting the regional differences between cabinet popularity/ demand
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I have used TaylorCraft Cabinet doors of Taylor TX and find them excellent quality for unfinished doors, for finished I use Taylor cabinet Doors of Stockton CA (weird they have very similar names)
In Texas there are talented painters spray finish cabinets, actually I have not seen many prefinished kitchen cabinets done whether million+ homes or 200K homes.
So far I am building the boxes, but I have checked the prices of cabinotch and they look good, I will give them a try.

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