Re: cabinet quandry
Does any of your original paperwork indicate the name of the salesman or that the cabinets were to be plywood and not PB?
You might be able to get the supplier to eat the cost of replacement IF you can prove you were told one thing and sold something else. Another leverage point is that they can make good on their sale OR they can keep the cabinets and you'll go elsewhere. The catch, of course, is that you have to be willing to go elsewhere. A third option would be to consult with several local custom cabinet shops for exactly what you want and see what the price difference is between paying the supplier's upgrade and what the local talent has to offer. I have found in my years in the trade that custom shops are very close in price to any custom junk you can purchase from a big box, the difference in price you're paying can usually be attributed to a substantially better product, and a product that you want, not settle for from a big box cookie cutter supplier.
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