Much has been written about custom cabinets in Philadelphia. However there are still some facts that I think will surprise many people. Here is my list.
- Most Philadelphians cannot tell the difference between custom, semi-custom and stock cabinets. There are a few reasons for this. One is that on the outside cabinets look a lot alike. It is not until you open the drawer or the cabinet door that you might see the difference. The hardware is one obvious difference. If it is not self-closing it is probably not a Philadelphia custom cabinet. Two is that the key difference is in the options available and without the manufacturers catalog you will not know that. Finally, it is what the cabinet is made out of that count. Most cabinets, custom, semi-custom and stock are mainly engineered wood. The difference is in the quality of engineered wood. The base level is essentially Elmer’s glue and paper. The highest level is furniture grade. No one can tell the difference once the cabinet is assembled, not even those in the cabinet making biz. (more…)