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Forum topic by Rob posted 09-18-2015 12:11 AM 713 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rob

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09-18-2015 12:11 AM

Hello all, I’ve decided that instead of building kitchen cabinets, I’m going to buy them. I know I can get them retail at any of the big box stores but I was wondering if anyone knows of a place where I might be able to provide the specs and then buy them at a wholesale price, eliminating the middle man and have them shipped to me. I’ve found a few places online that sell at wholesale but they mostly deal in Oak or the carcasses are MDF and they only come in standard sizes. I’m leaning toward Hickory as a wood choice and a little higher end. Thanks for any suggestions you may have!


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#1 posted 09-18-2015 12:19 AM

Look into Ready to Assemble cabinets. They flat pack ship them to you like you would buy furniture from Ikea.

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#2 posted 09-18-2015 12:43 AM

I just installed a kitchen that we got from this place.
Everything was in modular sizes, but it wasn’t a bad kitchen, for the prices.
I don’t know how they compare with the big box stores, but you can check out the site and see for yourself.
Cabinets came in boxes fully assembled. I’m not sure if they have an option to put together yourself, they might.

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#3 posted 09-18-2015 12:48 AM

Any cabinets you see in stores are usually manufactured cabinets with set sizes and that’s all you can get from them. Anything that doesn’t fit like you think a custom built cabinet should will not come from manufactured cabinets.

If you come up say several inches short fitting a set of cabinets in a given area them a solid filler panel is used to make up the difference. It would be a feat of discovery if you found manufactured cabinets to fit perfectly in a kitchen.

As far as materials you’ll just have to talk to the companies that manufacture them and their vendors that sell them to the public and see if Hickory is offered in their line of manufactured cabinets. I would say it would be difficult to cut out the middle man unless you could become a dealer for them.

You may want to look at RTA cabinets. They come un assembled and you assemble them yourself but they’re also built to standard sizes.

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#4 posted 09-18-2015 11:48 AM

Try a company called “Masterbrand” Jasper IN. 47547.
In Canada we used Kitchencraft, they are a subsiduary of USA company Masterbrand. Quality was reasonable, you can order size of cabinet you needed. You can odrer plywood, pre finished maple or white melamine interiors.

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#5 posted 09-18-2015 12:00 PM

Also. If you go to big box store, you can usually get a diagram showing
ALL the available cabinet sizes. “Upper & Lowers”. You can then plan your kitchen accordingly without haveing huge filler strips all over the place, Another example, out kitchen designer used upper and lowers to create custom ISLANDS. 24” deep base plus 12” upper gave her a 36” Island depth.

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#6 posted 09-19-2015 10:27 PM

Thanks everyone

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#7 posted 09-20-2015 02:56 PM

I would also check out this company:

http://walzcraft.com/

I purchase from them as a design/build contractor and have never been dissatisfied. It takes a little getting used to using all the symbols but their customer service people are fantastic. Not sure if you need to be a business to buy.

Marty

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