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#1 posted 07-13-2012 03:29 PM

I’ll answer this question from a different perspective. I think I have reasonably good woodworking skills and a good set of tools. Despite that, on two occasions when I needed new kitchen cabinets, I bought pre-make cabinets.

For our own home, which is quite upscale, I bought some relatively expensive cabinets and installed them. For a rental property I own, I bought some more modestly priced cabinets.

In both cases, I could not have built better cabinets myself without investing a lot of time and effort. I’ve not really done the math, but I estimate that to make my own cabinets for the same price would require me to work for less than the minimum wage. The factories have the equipment to make these cabinets very nicely for not much money.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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