Good Questions: White Cabinetry Exactly Like This?

Good Questions: White Cabinetry Exactly Like This?

Maxwell Ryan
Apr 2, 2007

Hello AT,

Chartreuse horror show aside, I've been looking everywhere for pointers on installing some white cabinetry exactly like what Mr. Green Jeans here has in his bedroom. I've heard that Ikea is a good resource for projects like this, but this is entirely new territory for me,...

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...and I have no idea if this is the kind of project I could pull off myself and on the cheap. So that's that folks - where should I buy them and how should I install them? Also, I'd like the cabinets to enclose a heat register/radiator - any bright ideas?

Thanks, Nick

Dear Nick,

To really get a nice, tight fitting built-in cabinet under a window and around a radiator, etc, you ideally want to go with a custom cabinet maker. With off the shelf pieces you might get lucky, but you won't have alot of room to maneuver.

Here's out tips:

For a good, lowish cost custom built in go to Knossos Cabinetry. You have to do a lot of the legwork yourself and be really specific in terms of what you want (they speak Greek more than English), but they can do a good job. Watch them however, as some people have been disappointed.

For DIY, we've heard good things about using Ikea kitchen cabinets for other uses. Their Akurum line comes in white, may be a little deeper than you want, but will definitely cost you less.

Also, folks have recommended Manhattan Cabinetry in this thread.

Anyone else??

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