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post #1 of 8 Old 01-22-2013, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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RTA cabinets?

Hi all..I have been trying to figure out whether to reface or replace my kitchen cabinets and am now considering "ready to assemble" cabinets.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to a good online company?

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there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.
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I did some research when I was getting ready to remodel my kitchen. I did find some good deals on what appeared to be good quality cabinets on line, but I don't recall any brands. Best bet is to do a search on reviews for those companies. The main thing that kept me from doing RTA was that my wife was pretty particular about the style and color she wanted, and we couldn't find them on line. Ended up with Kraftmaid from Lowes. Love 'em.
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we got ours from cabinetsdirectrta and were quite happy with them.
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If the cabinets are in pretty good shape and you are just looking to facelift; ie no moving 'em around, making some bigger, etc., I found it easier to make new doors and drawer fronts (even entire drawers) than pulling the old ones out and installing the new ones. IMO the labor is in the hanging.
My place is vintage(?) 40-early 50's so any more than paint grade work is lipstick on a pig. Fairly easy to make pine frame/MDF panel doors and plywood drawers.

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Ha..Yeah, I guess this is the wrong forum to post about RTA cabinets. Anyway, I thought about making cabinets. It's just that the tools that I have are limited. What all do you need to make a solid cabinet box?\

Also, I do not have much experience with staining wood. I would hate for it to turn out subpar.

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Ha..Yeah, I guess this is the wrong forum to post about RTA cabinets. Anyway, I thought about making cabinets. It's just that the tools that I have are limited. What all do you need to make a solid cabinet box?\

Also, I do not have much experience with staining wood. I would hate for it to turn out subpar.

Thanks!
I would suggest if you decide on RTA, get them from a place local to you so you can work out any problems. Once you get their pricing, check out the box stores for ones that are already assembled.





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