Need cabinet help, Amish or custom in NY,NJ,PA?

7 years ago

Ok so let's start off with my kitchen size 26' L x 9' W. I would like cabinets that are all plywood, dovetail drawers, soft close and full extension drawers. I am looking for a raised panel door stained not painted, a peninsula, and glass on 2 small upper cabinets.
1st estimate $16,000 Marsh cabinets
2nd estimate $16,500 Waypoint cabinets (American woodwork)
3rd estimate $14,000 w/ install Fabuwood Cabinets (Chinese not really interested) 3rd estimate dealer said I could go with Merillat, Kith, Wellborn, or Hanssem ( made here) and keep the price under $20,000

My question is I tried to research the names the 3rd guy gave me and feel like there is a lot of complaints about all, and basically saying they are builder grade cabinets. To me $20,000 for builder grade cabinets isn't cutting it.

Do you think I would have better luck with custom cabinets maker. On GW I have read about Dutch Wood in Pa about 2hrs from me and Blue Mountain Woodworking in Pa about 1 1/2 hrs from me. Would these come in $16,000 range? Feeling frustrated!

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