So Cal Cabinets/Cabinet Maker - Recommendations

blackchamoisFebruary 8, 2013

Hi friends,

I am looking for some recommendations for a cabinet maker/company in So California - more specifically So Orange County.

I have been extremely disappointed in the quality, workmanship, professionalism of the guy who is doing my cabinets.

Right now I am considering pulling out the uppers and having them completely redone. If possible, I would like to keep the base cabs since the counters are in and I'd hate to incur the hassle/expense of replacing those too; and I don't have as many concerns on the lowers.

I will detail my issues in a separate post, but for now I'd like to start collecting some recommendations.

I want white shaker style - so someone who does a quality job with those!

Thank you in advance!!!!

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Have you checked out Hile Studios?

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 4:42PM
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katy-lou: I have not. I'll take a look. Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 12:58AM
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Help! I am in the same situation. I am in So Cal and got three quotes for custom cabinets. I thought I had narrowed it down to a local cabinet company, but I am nervous about the finishing process after reading the posts on this site regarding the need for a catalized varnish. I am more unsure now than ever. If anyone has a recommendation, please post. THanks!

    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 12:53AM
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I'm not sure where you are in So Cal, Kimmie, but if you are near San Diego, I recommend Cabinetry Design. I've used them for 2 houses and they do beautiful work.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cabinetry Design

    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 1:32PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

If you do a search on homeadvisor dot com, you will find ratings for cabinet makers in your area.

I was greatly disappointed by our contractor who made us go to some warehouse in Anaheim, and got bulldozed into picking the best of bad stock cabinets with granite countertops.

I stopped the process this morning.

After sleepless nights, knowing I got bulldozed, I crashed! Freaked is a better word! My husband wants to save money, so I say "I'm willing to live with the horrible cabinets that are there rather than sell my soul for cheap stock cabinets!"

So he says "fine!" Get bids!! HomeAdvisor dot com had a lot of options and I read the reviews. Like you, I am in Southern California. We purchased a short sale home, and it's a hot mess! $$$ everywhere!!

I found a cabinet maker that actually spoke to me for a long time, and he is coming to give us a bid on resurfacing what is there and rebuilding to fit the new appliances. He had six reviews. All 5 star!

I'm not a salesperson, and will not post his site, but you can find him or someone else like him if you search.

Color me happy!


    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 2:04PM
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Coval Cabinets in Paramount are a husband and wife custom cabinet shop.

Customer satisfaction is their guide.

They have projects from Ventura to SanJuan Cap.


They DO NOT pre-finish prior to installation.
The finish is your choice, in your home.

There kitchens have been featured in Arch. digest in conjunction with GSR Development in Los Alamitos.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 2:06PM
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