Use Stock Cabinets in Customized Ways
LESLIE: Steve in Maryland has a question about built-in cabinetry. What can we do for you?
STEVE: Any special place to go to get some custom-made bookshelves and wall cabinets and things like that?
TOM: That’s a very local question, Steve.
TOM: In the sense that that’s something that involves the craftsmanship and handiwork of a local pro.
TOM: That being said, Leslie and I, not too long ago, had needs for some very custom cabinetry for a makeover project that we were doing and we actually bought the cabinetry at IKEA …
TOM: … and then assembled it in our own way. So we were able to find a way to use stock cabinets in a very, very creative way. So sometimes, with cabinetry, you have to kind of think outside the box – no pun intended. In this case, we bought – was it 30-inch base cabinets? – 30-inch wall cabinets and we used them as base cabinets because we wanted …
LESLIE: (overlapping voices) Yeah, because we needed a certain depth.
STEVE: Oh, OK.
TOM: Yeah, we wanted cabinets that were only 12-inches deep. So we bought wall cabinets and then added feet to them – sort of modified them in the field – and they became the base cabinets for like sort of like a buffet along a wall.
STEVE: Exactly. Right, because usually the base cabinets I think are like 24 inches and the uppers are like 12.
STEVE: You’re exactly right.
TOM: Right. Right, but you can buy 30-inch uppers and you can also buy 36-inch uppers. So you can buy upper cabinets but mount them down on the floor level and kind of get that narrow approach.
STEVE: Gotcha. OK, well thank you, guys.
TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.