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Old 01-22-2014, 02:13 AM   #1
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Well I've made some progress on bathroom cabinet research and have obtained a few estimates from Timberlake, Waypoint and Aristokraft dealers and was surprised at how much more expensive Aristokraft is vs Timberlake and Waypoint. A Bridgewood dealer is coming over soon to price out Bridgewood Advantage cabinets. Here is what I specified and obtained a bid on for Waypoint Style 730 Maple Cognac

1) Master Bath
Two VDB1234H
Two VSB2734H BUTT.
One VDB1534H
One UT2424X96 AS BUTT.

2) Small Bath.
One VAN6034HBK

Utility Cabinet has 1.75" crown moulding. Scribe and toe-kick included. No shelves for utility cabinet and no furniture end panels. The cabinets alone, without tax or installation are $3194.


TIMBERLAKE (same parent company as Waypoint) Portfolio series Lausanne door style Cognac color

1) Master Bath
Two VDB1234H
Two VSB2434HH BUTT
One VDB2134H
One UT24x24x96 AS BUTT

2) Small Bath
One VAN6034HBK BUTT

Includes 1.75" crown of utility cabinet, shelves for utility cabinet, scribe, toe-kick and three furniture end panels for $3012 including installation, before tax.


ARISTOKRAFT---Teagan Maple Rouge Select Series with plywood ends where exposed

1) Master Bath
Two VSB3935
One VDB1535
One UT2496

2) Small Bath
One VSB6035

Includes trim, toe-kick, filler, installation, no shelves for utility cabinet, no crown for approximately $4200.


Why is Aristokraft so much more expensive than Waypoint or Timberlake for less cabinets? I received another Aristokraft bid which was also around $4000. So far the Timberlake bid for $3012 seems like the no brainer, but am I missing something? Is a 6pc master bath cabinet set-up not going to look as good as a 4pc Aristokraft? Is Timberlake a lot worse quality? The specs and features of the Timberlake, Waypoint and Aristokraft line are very similar. Aristokraft does have dovetail drawers and undermount guides

I have Cardell Spectrum 360 kitchen cabinets and I am seeking something close to that quality for the master and small bathroom.

Are there any other companies that would be price competitive to Waypoint or Timberlake? I am thinking a custom cabinet maker would not be price competitive. What do you all think of the Timberlake bid?

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Old 01-25-2014, 05:28 PM   #2
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The devil is in the details with cabinet construction. Look closely at how they are put together and the hardware used. Drawers and doors are going to be opened and closed thousands of times over the life of the cabinet. More expensive isn't going to guarantee better quality but usually the manufacturer cannot stay competitive in the market with higher prices unless the quality matches.

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