Re: Cabinet help
That's not exactly true. A significant portion of labor goes into making doors and drawer fronts, consequently, many cabinet shops will buy commercially made doors and install them on their own custom built cabinets to keep production rates up and costs down. Where the custom shop did fail was by not making this clear to the homeowner, as well as what the materials would be and why it would be a poor choice for a wet location. Paint does not last, and when it fails, it exposes a material that swells like a sponge when it gets wet.
Originally Posted by HoffDNA
The fix is to replace the doors and drawer fronts. The easiest way will be to contact a cabinet refacing contractor, as previously suggested. They can order and install the new doors/drawer fronts for you. The key here will be to NOT make the same mistake and use an MDF or particle board product again. You may have to choose a different style of door to get real wood, but a painted wood will last far longer and can be refinished/repainted when the need arises.
You will also have to keep in mind that the commercial doors likely came prefinished, all the cabinet maker did was install them. When you order wood doors/drawers, it is likely that they will require painting once they get to your house, resulting in additional expense. All something to discuss with the cabinet refacing contractor.
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