low end unfinished cabinets

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Project by cobra5 posted 06-11-2009 11:56 PM 2412 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

S&J Properties LLC, buy and sell homes, contacted us to see if we could put this low end unfinish red oak cabinets in thier newes home flip. the cabinets was purchaced unfinish red oak, plywood box, stained with miniwax gunstock stain, and installed by my nephew and niece. the island was a kitchen sink cabinet converted and trimed out as an island with drawers. this is the frist time using unfinish factory cabinets, when we’ve always build them from the ground up. there are ways that anyone can improve thier homes, without excess spending. S&J came to us for thier help, to keep the cost down, this is one way anyone can past on the savings. we will provide what ever the customer ask for. my hats off to both my nephew and niece, frist time working with me, and woodworking.

-- tool time tim aka "cobra5"

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#1 posted 06-12-2009 01:45 AM

What makes it considered to be low end? Is it the materials (plywood, red oak) or the way the cabinets were assembled?

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#2 posted 06-12-2009 03:32 AM

most of the low end stuff comes straight off the shelf at your box stores, the cabinets are not exactly well put together.

-- Steve Phelps

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#3 posted 06-12-2009 05:28 AM

these unfinishe cabinets as steve1376 stated are not exactly put togeter as well as we[LJ craftsman] would do when any of us build them. but if you take the time and make the adjustments, customers that are on a limited buget will be able to have a nice well laidout kitchen. we at border french woodworking always will help find any way to help the customer reach thier dreams, by using the resource out there. i rather build the cabinets from the ground up…. but someone is always unable to afford custom cabinets, and we can find the best way to help them out.

-- tool time tim aka "cobra5"

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#4 posted 06-12-2009 02:19 PM

Not to knock custom cabinets, but I am at a dilemma with the custom cabinets in my kitchen. I want to put in pull outs but the cabinet builder built them as face frames and the inside dimensions are 4 inches wider than the opening of the face frame. Also the sides of the cabinest are either luan or 1/4” plywood (hard to mount rails to). I’m not sure what to do other than rebuild the cabinet and hope I can use the drawer front and cabinet door. These are 25 years old and are going to be hard to match up the stain etc… Any Ideas from the experts?

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#5 posted 06-13-2009 12:18 AM

They look very good. I’m sure it doesn’t hurt that you know how to install.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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