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5 Ways to Spot Cheap Kitchen Cabinets


When shopping for quality kitchen cabinets there are many aspects to take into consideration.  Blindly shopping is never a good idea no matter what the cost of your purchase.  Here are a few ways to help you identify cheap kitchen cabinets versus high quality kitchen cabinetry.

#1 Box Material

A cabinet is basically a box.  There are 3 different materials that are usually used to construct cabinets- Plywood, particle board, and MDF.  Plywood is usually the best option, not to say that the other two aren’t viable, they just don’t hold up as well as plywood.

#2 Construction

How the box is constructed is important.  Thicker, rather than thinner, side/end panels, floor and back panels.  They should have some form of box reinforcement such as corner braces or I-beam braces and a substantial hanging rail preferably made of solid hardwood in the back of the cabinet that’s well-joined to the cabinet box itself.

#3 Drawer Slide Construction

Dovetailed joints, doweled or rabbet joints, glue and staples or a combination of these are the different ways that drawers are constructed.  The best bet would be dovetailed with rabbet joints coming in a closed second.

#4 Shelf Thickness

Shelves do most of the work in the cabinet so they are very important.  Usually the thicker the better but look for shelves that have a reinforcing strip underneath made from plywood or solid wood.

#5 Cabinet Finish

Finish is not only aesthetic but it will also make your kitchen cabinets last longer if done properly.  Really good finish will include UV protection to protect your cabinets from aging faster in sunny kitchens.

Kitchen Cabinet Kings Promise

At, we promise to only provide the highest quality kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Unlike some of our competitors, we don’t cut any corners when it comes to the construction of your cabinetry. They are made of 100% plywood and have very thick panels throughout. Our cabinets will definitely withstand the tests of time and will bring beauty to your home for years to come.

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