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Old 07-29-2017, 08:52 PM   #16
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I've had good luck with Cabinets ToGo but they are YMMV because of being independent at each location. The quality of the cabinets are great, the service varies from location to location. I plan to buy them with my remodel that I'm about to post on right now.
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French Guy, No where on their site do they give information as to the construction quality or materials used in building them, so I can't comment on their quality. "Ready to Assemble" tells me they are presswood carcasses with cam locks to put them together.
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French Guy, No where on their site do they give information as to the construction quality or materials used in building them, so I can't comment on their quality. "Ready to Assemble" tells me they are presswood carcasses with cam locks to put them together.

Looks good. RTA is to save on shipping from China. You can pack a lot of flat-pack cabinets in a shipping crate when the cabinets aren't full of that fresh sweet pure Beijing O2


Face Frames are " x 1" Solid hardwood
Tops and bottom panels are " thick multi-ply hardwood plywood
Base bottom panels are ⅜" thick.
Toe kicks are " thick hardwood plywood
End panels are " thick multi-ply hardwood plywood.
Adjustable shelves exceed industry standards with ⅝" thick multi-ply hardwood Plywood & edge banded with wood tape.
6mm bore fluted metal shelf clips are adjustable on 2" increments.
Back panels are " thick multi-ply hardwood plywood -
" high density fiber doors.
Full Overlay Doors and Drawer Fronts
Concealed Hinges with 6-way adjustable, soft-closing dampers.
⅝" drawer front, back and 2 sides with plywood drawer bottoms. Dovetail construction.
Soft-Closing, Full Extension Drawer Glides.
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Here's a budget kitchen I did a while back with them:
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That is good information to know. I am impressed.
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Based on the pictures, was it the "Tuscany" model from RTACabinetstore?
https://www.rtacabinetstore.com/RTA-...chen-cabinets/

When you did the installation, how did you find the assembly process, and the overall quality?

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That is good information to know. I am impressed.
I haven't bought from those 2 stores, the ones I buy come with color matched interiors. The 2 listed above only come CM if you get glass doors. I like that even the shelves are painted plywood as well as the lazy Susan's. A lot (even higher end) of LS's have plastic shelves with a metal tube going up the middle.

Don't get me wrong. These cabs. do have their issues but they work for me. You're not going to get away using them on a $50K remodel.
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Based on the pictures, was it the "Tuscany" model from RTACabinetstore?
https://www.rtacabinetstore.com/RTA-...chen-cabinets/

When you did the installation, how did you find the assembly process, and the overall quality?

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Assembly is easy. I glue and nail and use the included hardware. Buy scribe moulding for everything to cover up the brad nails if you are going to glue and nail. I also glue the dovetails on the drawer boxes.

I always have to get repacement pcs because they come damaged. Be ready for this to add significant time to your project. I had the face of my lazy S come scratched up so I had to put off granite templating until the new face came.

I'd avoid the big pantry cabinets.


They look close. The ones I installed were a solid cream color. Not glazed to look aged. I've also done the white shaker and a dark maple.


https://www.stockcabinetexpress.com/...FVg6gQodDZkPpQ


Whatever you decide, make sure to order the sample door first.

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I have remodeled 2 kitchens, first using cabinets that I had to assemble, second using assembled cabinets. Assembling cabinets is a time consuming PIA. if I ever do another kitchen it will be with assembled units.

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I like the convenience of assembled cabinets, but if they are shipped in from a long distance, be prepared for massive damage as they are not packaged very well. I know the RTA units are time consuming, but at least their packaging is tight. Toss up.
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The model I'm looking for at RTAcabinetstore uses the plastic cam-lock system...
Not sure it's good ???
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