Cabinets... - Posted by ScottH

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Cabinets… - Posted by ScottH

Posted by ScottH on March 05, 2005 at 21:52:17:

Bit off more than I could chew on this one. Free '88 14x56 - 2b/1ba. Extensive Resto needed. Got it free, how bad could it get? I replaced the floor in kitchen, had the interior painted, the vinyl and carpet replaced. The cabinets were TRASH. I had to demolish them and throw them out. Now I am looking to find replacements. I have gone to numerous DIY (Home Depot etc…) and it seems to be in the 1000.00 + range for new cabinets. SOMEONE must know where to get used/cheap mobile home cabinets in St. Louis MO. Any (did I say ANY) help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Scott H.

Re: Cabinets… - Posted by Gary

Posted by Gary on March 06, 2005 at 22:25:05:

There are people out there who deal in damaged, discontinued, or whatever new cabinets. I had went to a factory outlet and bought cabinets for my own home for $2100 that had been quoted at about $6000 by a kitchen store. Then I found this dealer that told me he could have sold me the same amount of cabinets for $700. I haven’t purchased an entire kithen yet but have gotten a number of doors for $5 each. Good quality, no damage. Don’t know if I can post dealer’s name or number but he’s located in west central Ohio.

Re: Cabinets… - Posted by Glen (OH)

Posted by Glen (OH) on March 06, 2005 at 17:45:06:

The first section of the paper I read is the classified ads. It seems like there are always ads for used cabinets that somebody has left over from a remodel job. In a city as big as St. Louis you may have luck trying that.

I also found some really nice cabinets for a rental house at one of the custom cabinet makers in town. They were ordered and never picked up. The guys in the fab shop cut a blemished counter top to fit. If I remember correctly it was under $500 for base and wall cabinets plus the counter top. Good Luck.

Glen (OH)

Another Cabinet Option - Posted by Tony Colella

Posted by Tony Colella on March 06, 2005 at 06:00:35:

Years ago I had a handyman who worked on my Lonnie deal homes. I stopped by one night on the way home from work. I had purchased an older singlewide that had sustained water damage to the kitchen cabinets.

This handyman had just created a cutout template of the kitchen cabinet out of one sheet of plywood. He removed the counter top (which had been completely deteriorated) and the old cabinet face which is little more than a press board facing (kind of like those false storefronts in the old western movies).

He then installed the new plywood template (much more substantial than the old pressboard) and re-installed the cabinet doors (adding new hinges and handles at my request). He next installed the new counter top (which I needed anyways).

For the price of one sheet of plywood and a few support pieces of wood, I had new cabinets that are much more substantial than what these older, singlewide homes come with.

I cannot recall which he did but I suspect you could stain the new plywood cabinet, paint it, or install a surface material of your choice to make it blend in.

I have not tried this myself just yet but have been considering it both in kitchens and in a bath I am now working on. The portion of the kitchen cabinets the handyman replaced did not contain drawers but I suspect he would have cut them out as well and rebuilt the drawer supports.

Just an idea to kick around. Installing premade cabinets can take some work anyways so this idea might not take much more time if any. Essentially your are custom building to fit onsite versus modifying store bought cabinets to level and fit. I suspect if your best price for cabinets is the $1,000 you found, this method would cost far less. Food for thought anyway.


Re: Cabinets… - Posted by ~~Beachboy-ga

Posted by ~~Beachboy-ga on March 06, 2005 at 05:00:09:

hhhmm I just went thru the same thing. I found some NEW unfinished cabinets and sprayed them with clear poly.After countertops, install and everything , I had $1300.00 in them,Its rather difficult to find a set of mobile home cabinets used in any shape at all. bite the bullet and find some unfinished new ones. they come in 30" increments.stack them according to your space. the folks at home depot or lowes can also assist you in what you need , and then you can work off that.If I can help you any futher, let me know.

Re: Cabinets… - Posted by Garry (Ohio)

Posted by Garry (Ohio) on March 05, 2005 at 22:54:42:

Lowe’s carry a line of unfinished cabinets made by Continental that run about $35 per foot for the base units (regular base, sink base and drawer units available in varying sizes). The wall units are a little cheaper. This doesn’t address your question directly but might provide a viable option.

Re: Cabinets… - Posted by NH_Bert

Posted by NH_Bert on March 05, 2005 at 22:28:21:

Try looking for a building supply salvage company that removes used materials from buildings before they are razed. They can be a good source for cheap cabs.

Re: Cabinets… - Posted by Gary

Posted by Gary on March 06, 2005 at 22:28:54:

I should note the $6000 cabinets included installation.

Re: Another Cabinet Option - Posted by Rikki

Posted by Rikki on March 06, 2005 at 08:25:24:

Another thing I’ve seen done in the past and has worked well is using sheet rock mud. The cabinets in singlwides and doublewides are usually very cheaply made and therefore, tend to get bumps, gouges, grooves, wear down, chipping, etc. in them but may still be functional. I have seen my brother in-law take the doors off of them, sand the bad spots down, apply sheet rock MUD on the bad spots, let it dry then sand them down. He then Kilz and paints them. He also does this to the cabinet bases if it needs it. His saying is “Mud (sheet rock mud) will fix nearly anything.” If done right it looks great and rather cheap as far as materials. Can be a little time consuming sometimes depending on the extent of repairs needed. Sheet rock mud is the new duct tape!

Plastic Body Putty (a.k.a. - Bondo) - Posted by Michael(KCMO)

Posted by Michael(KCMO) on March 06, 2005 at 18:52:02:

Mud has to DRY before you can sand it. But w/ Body Putty you just mix it up and wait for it to cure. Ready to sand in 5 minutes!

If you’re impatient like me!

Re: Another Cabinet Option - Posted by ~~Beachboy-ga

Posted by ~~Beachboy-ga on March 06, 2005 at 15:41:44:

sheetrock mud?? lets see… I did a remodel job on a block building back a few yrs ago. I trialed on sheetrock mud on the walls and took a paint roller and rolled a design into it. You basically have to chip the stuff off with a hammer to get it off… another good use for SHEETROCK mud…