I have a small cabinet shop in Beaufort, SC. I typically process my plywood with panel saw, tablesaw, etc, but I have a back log of work and need to get ahead. I am looking for a shop than can cut my parts with a CNC router. Anyone have any suggestions? Am I asking in the right forum?
Thanks in advance!
I'd suggest Cabinotch. Prefinished and all joinery done. A very good way to catch up! Only takes a day to assemble all the boxes for an entire kitchen. Then you can look at future manufacturing changes if you want to.
I'd triple check someone like cabinotch's lead time before pulling the trigger, and that's before you even take shipping time into account. There are many many many other options on the east coast....fyi this is straight from their website "We are currently shipping orders in about 5-7 working days. You will be emailed a tracking number when your order ships."
Long story short, do your homework and go local for quicker lead times as long as quality is there.
I second what Jim McGrew said. I am located up near Florence, SC. Would be willing to talk to you about processing your parts, but we may be too far apart.
You are more than welcome to come visit and talk "shop" about what the CNC has done for my business.
Collin, Have you had trouble with Cabinotch?
Pretty unusual not to have a few weeks to a month lead time after signing a contract to build a kitchen. Even if they slipped a couple of days, I can't imagine 10 days would be an issue. Most cabinet shops would request about the same time to work in another shop's job. I don't see the difference.
Aside from the fact that with them u support Columbia, who when tariff hit, decided to raise their price of domestic goods to match. Therefore continuing the buying of import plywood instead of promoting domestic growth. But what do I know
Collin, How does providing your shop production help the small shop that has a backlog and delivery issue? Or are you suggesting he subs his work to your shop since you have excellent turn around time.
Rich C, that is the whole point of the thread. He is wanting to outsource box production to focus on other tasks within his shop. I confused as to how you are confused? Anyways, I'd recommend someone local with trustable lead times and quality. It is a great stepping stone to moving to cnc internally.
Maybe I'm confused because you have an unusual marketing plan to gain business. You caution that a national competitor may be lying about delivery times, complain about supporting corporate supplier pricing plan if you use the competitor, and then criticize any shop that isn't running 10 day lead times as doing something wrong. None of that says "please call me to work out a plan" to me.
Thanks for all of the responses!
The product I deliver is not compatible with a system like cabinetnotch. I do highly customized kitchens and other residential work. The scale of my shop does not warrant the cost of high end design software. I design in sketchup, then run through cutlisting and optimizing software. I want someone to provide me with labeled parts, cut to size, with dados and pin holes as needed. I have three jobs that would require around 50-60 sheets of ply each. I would prefer to work with some one in my area. I would travel as far as Columbia. I am flexible. Let me know if you can work with me.
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