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CapnHawk 02-13-2011 01:09 AM

Cabinets To Go!
 
Thinking about using them for a kitchen remodel. Any of you fine folk have any experience with them? Feedback very much appreciated!

oh'mike 02-13-2011 06:31 AM

Never heard of them---what level of quality are you looking for?

Haas makes a very good cabinet at a fair price--the finishes are way above average---

oh'mike 02-13-2011 06:39 AM

I just googled it---I am not familiar with any of the lines of cabinets that they carry--
Interestingly,there is a store not far from me---I will check them out--thanks--Mike--

CapnHawk 02-13-2011 11:48 PM

Mike:

If you do manage to check them out, your opinion is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Vince

oh'mike 02-14-2011 08:45 AM

I'll be out and about today--I will give the shop a look.---Mike--

oh'mike 02-14-2011 06:26 PM

Well,I stopped by and saw their cabinets---

These cabinets are all wood --face framed---'knocked down" boxes -made in China.

The doors were surprisingly nice--solid wood--Cherry,hickory and paint --

Because they are assemble it your self the drawers are not dovetailed----
The boxes themselves looked quite stout--plywood sides and backs--rabbited grooves and some kind of quick lock to hold it together.

Very limited sizes--limited accessories----The trims on the display were pieced--so I am guessing that they only come in short lengths ---

All in all---looks good----nice boxes---fair drawers---I don't know what to compare them to price wise-----They are much better than Lowes cheap off the shelf boxes---Much much better than any particle board knock down--

Doors look nice----What else do you want to know?

CapnHawk 02-14-2011 07:17 PM

Mike:

Very thorough review! My major concerns are:

1. Ease of cabinet assembly for a real novice.

2. Base cabinets sturdy enough to hold granite countertops and heavy sink.

3. Wall cabinets capable of supporting an over-the-stove microwave and heavy china.

4. In your opinion, would you use these in your own kitchen?

Saw the off-the-shelf models at Lowe's and was not impressed. Not a big fan of particle board.:mad:

A big SoCal thank you for your detective work!

Vince

oh'mike 02-14-2011 08:41 PM

They look like a very easy assembly---Good design overall---The plywood boxes should have enough strength to hold up granite---Best to call them on that.

Microwave? No problem.

I would have liked to use these on a couple of low budget kitchens I did last year--These cabinets look like they will hold up well---much better than the photo finished particle board stuff that is in a similar price category.

Would I use them in my own home? Nope--I'm a cabinet maker---I'd be ribbed to death.

Would I suggest these to a customer on a limited budget---Yes,absolutely.

The doors and face frames are nice---They also had a lot of vanities and tops.

Certainly worth investigating.---Mike---

http://www.cabinetstogo.com/locations.asp
It looks like they have a shop in your area---Judge for your self--M-

CapnHawk 02-15-2011 01:02 AM

Nothing like getting an opinion about cabinets from a professional cabinet maker!

The better half and I will make a trip down the freeway and check them out tomorrow.

For an inexpensive kitchen redo, this sounds like the way to go.

Many thanks, Mike!

Mop in Hand 02-15-2011 10:47 AM

Im not a cabinet maker, however I have installed my share of cabinets, please read:http://www.diychatroom.com/f80/chine...abinets-65334/

CapnHawk 02-15-2011 07:57 PM

Mop:

You've raised some extremely valid points and I appreciate your opinion. I, to, am sick and tired of all the garbage we import from overseas while we lose precious jobs here. My wife and I are planning on putting our house on the (sucky) real estate market this Spring. Our kitchen is clean and functionally, but tired, worn and dated. It hasn't been remodeled since 1978. We thought Cabinets To Go would save us a pretty penny but now I am concerned about the quality, as well. Time for more research.

Vince

dmiles 01-21-2012 11:28 AM

Unfortunately I can't yet give you a review of the quality of the cabinets, because I can't get mine that I have already paid for, delivered.

This may only be a local issue, and may only be one employee, or it may be company wide, I have no way of knowing. I can tell you that the salesman I've been dealing with never and I mean NEVER calls or emails, even when I ask a direct question, or he has told me that he would be calling/emailing.

I can tell you that I have called the national "customer service" number twice, and it has always gone to voice mail, which have never been answered.

I suspect that the reason this person never calls back is because one of the cabinets we want was not in stock anywhere locally, and had to come from California. So I can only assume that since it was always going to be bad news, this individual has always chosen to completely ignore me.

I can accept bad news when it can't be helped and everyone is trying, but I can not live with being ignored as a customer. I would never deal with this company again, ever. My main fear is that if they ignore me now, what if I have problems? I will post back here with the results, including a review of the cabinets, if I ever get them.

oh'mike 01-21-2012 12:27 PM

Good to hear----if the service is dismal we need to know----I still haven't used them--but I did suggest the company to someone last week--for an apartment fix up--

I'll be talking to her today and warn her---Mike---

CapnHawk 01-21-2012 08:05 PM

The local Los Angeles showroom is about a 20 minute drive down the freeway from my home. The warehouse is less than an hours drive east of me. I'm unaware of the location(s) of their other warehouses, but it's hard to believe that they rely only on the one in SoCal to service the rest of the U.S.

gregzoll 01-21-2012 08:41 PM

We got one of the RTA (Ready To Assemble) for our bath vanity, and love it. It has held up really good. Would buy one again if we had to do another bath. Kitchen though we are looking for something else, due to the style that the wife wants in there.


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