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Has anyone used Cabinotch products and what is your opinion of them?
I used the Cabinotch system on a recent home office project and had a positive experience.
Usually I would break down the plywood sheets on my vertical panel saw and slider, run dados and rabbets, glue and screw, and then cut face frame parts, then assemble and apply face frames. I was jammed up with work and was going to outsource the cutting to a local CNC shop. I decided to give Cabinotch a shot when I learned that they now synch to KCD, which is the program I use to design my cabinets. Once the client approved the design I uploaded the KCD file to the Cabinotch website and got a price instantly -- all online with no human intervention. I spec'd 3/4" sides, 1/2" backs and hard maple face frames.
The job was delivered within 7 days with all parts labeled. Shelves were edgebanded, and face frames were sanded to 220. Shipping was free. I had the entire job assembled and glued/stapled within 2 hours of offloading (11 feet of lowers and 11 feet of uppers).
The system that Cabinotch uses locks all parts into a tight, squared box.
The price was very reasonable -- a few hundred more than I would have paid for the materials. But I figured it saved me at least 10 hours (probably more) of labor. And, importantly, I was able to get a second job out the door during the time I would have spent cutting all the parts, so it increased my throughput.
Going forward, I'm considering using Cabinotch for jobs that don't require a lot of customization or embellishments (e.g., they don't offer beaded face frames), or for clients that are budget conscious. This would allow me to spend more time on the bigger margin projects that take more time.
Overall, a great experience and I definitely plan to use them again.