Cabinets: What to Know

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Home Builder with NOVA Pros

A recent post on http://www.novapros.com discuss what you need to know before you buy cabinets, from basics to design details.

Please post any tips you may have on cabinet buying or what works with selling a home.

 

Thanks,

Allison

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Brent Johnson
Chase International South Tahoe Realty - South Lake Tahoe, CA

I like to pull out the drawers to see if the joints are butterflied or just butt jointed. The type of material used for the shelving also makes a big difference in production cost.

Mar 13, 2009 02:16 AM #1
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Donald Wenner
Keller Williams Maplewood Mid-Town Direct - Florham Park, NJ

The cheaper built ones will the frameless cabinets, these are basically particle board with glued joints and plastic braces at the corners.  The better ones are a basic plywood box, with a real wood frame and a solid door.  Like Brent stated in the previous reply, if the drawers are dovetailled, it is a sign of better constructed cabinet.  A feature of better built ones is also the full extension feature, where the drawers pull all the way out, so you can see inside the entire drawer/shelf.

DW

Mar 13, 2009 02:33 AM #2
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