|Forum topic by riooso||posted 08-19-2013 11:40 PM||1403 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-19-2013 11:40 PM
I am about to embark on redoing my kitchen cabinets. They are going to be painted some shade of white. I have all the basics of joinery down and hairline joints are the rule and not the exception. The scope of the project is a lot for one person to consider so, here goes the questions.
I am looking at Ready To Assemble (RTA) kitchen cabinets in whole or in part. I realize that making the carcass is not a huge job and I have the tools to accomplish the work. I also know how to build doors, drawers, and fronts and I am sure that after starting I can gain the speed and proficiency to accomplish the task but, is it a wise use of my time? Some of the RTA sites that I have visited offer very nice products and probably can make a door or a drawer cheaper than I can make them and to a very high level. Some vendors offer outstanding finishes that are baked on and well, you all know the story.
Woodworking is something that gives me a lot and I have so many other projects that scream to be done. My skills to fit and finish would not go to waste doing a kitchen but I would like to “blend” RTA work with my own work that I am sure that no outside shop would duplicate without costing me an arm and a leg.
Sorry for the long post but it is a big project for me and the knowledge base on this site is huge.