New cabinets
Candace Bordelon
June 28, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We are remodeling our kitchen, middle class house in Texas, $30K budget. We are getting new cabinets that will be painted white. The cabinet maker my general contractor recommends makes hardwood boxes out of China birch. Does this sound right? What is a decent grade wood to use for painted cabinets? The cabinets will be my biggest expense. I don't want to cheap out--we plan on being in this house for the next 15 years or so, but I have to keep the value of my home (about $200K) and budget in mind. I appreciate any input.
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Judy M
Have you seem a finished cabinet.

Would the contractor give you the name of other people that he has installed similar cabinets for that you can talk to them?

That is where I would start.
June 28, 2013 at 9:36am      Thanked by Candace Bordelon
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sunnydrew
Birch is good for painting cabinets. Birch seems to be less costly than cherry or maple, look into that. I have worked with contractors who use that. Be sure it a "paint grade" as the to be stained grade is likely more expensive.9The grain will still be showing) Be sure the quality of the painting is excellent and in a controlled environment ( like a spraying room). Also national cabinet companies that offer birch would have stained and painted samples you could look at. You can go to any new home sales office or home improvement or kitchen design store to see the various samples. Good luck.
June 28, 2013 at 9:49am      Thanked by Candace Bordelon
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