FAQs

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Do you provide design services?

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We do not design the work we perform, but we can make recommendations and alterations to a design that is provided. The process for doing so requires approval from the customer and their designer. If you need a designer, we can provide a list from which to choose the one that suits you best.

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Does custom cabinetry cost more?

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Because there is no standard "cookie cutter" menu to choose from, custom cabinets can be designed to nearly any size or configuration you can imagine. The costs to produce are higher because there is less efficiency, better quality materials and more craftsmanship than in a production shop. The value proposition is a much better fit and finish than you can get elsewhere.

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Do you finish cabinetry on-site?

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Our shop does not have a finish booth. We outsource our finishing either prior to delivery or can recommend on-site finishing after the cabinets are set.

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How long does it take to build custom cabinets?

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Depending on the backlog in the shop, we expect an order can get processed within 2 to 5 weeks. Each project receives a target ship date when ordered. Actual delivery date may vary with the details of the order, including how backed up he finish shop.

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Do you make your own doors?

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We have the ability to make doors or order them from local suppliers.  The decision is made based on intended finish, cost to produce, availability and how busy the shop is. Doors and drawers are ordered to the 1/16" of any given custom cabinet size.

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Do you build boxes out of plywood, melamine or particleboard?

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Plywood boxes are the strongest and provide the best fastening for hinges and drawer glides.  Although more expensive, it is our preferred material.  5/8" material can be substituted for 3/4" for reduced weight. Melamine is a popular product because of its durability and ease of cleaning.  It looks good on white cabinetry when fully loaded and behind closed doors. Production cabinet shops use particleboard as a cost savings.  We do not recommend this product for areas susceptible to moisture or heavy loading.