Custom Cabinet Doors: Where to find them and How to buy online

Where to find Custom Cabinet Doors and How to safely buy them online

Custom Cabinet Doors are not the off-the-shelf doors found at retail hardware stores. The Hardware store doors are the most common, lowest quality doors intended for the handyman building a few low-end cabinets for the laundry room.

The custom door will come from an American Manufacturer and not be imported from India or China. The American Manufacturer will offer a large selection to choose from, and will make any size you need. Sizes can be ordered in 1/16th inch steps and in virtually any wood you want.

Most of the websites offering custom cabinet doors don’t actually make the doors they sell, they just take your order and place it with an actual manufacturer. Of course they increase the price enough to make a profit, but the doors you receive will be American made and usually of good quality.

Over the past few years a few actual manufacturers have started offering their products factory-direct on websites. The advantage to finding the actual manufacturer is that you avoid paying the middleman markup and have a guarantee from the manufacturing company, instead of a guarantee from the middleman.

The Custom Cabinet Door manufacturing company with the oldest and largest online presence is CabinetDoors.Com, a division of Western Cabinet Doors, Inc. They have been in the business of making cabinet doors for home builders, custom cabinet shops, and furniture manufacturers for 35+ years and have been offering their doors on the web since the mid 1990’s.

Cabinetdoors.com lets the remodeler see detailed pictures of the doors and allows ordering on the website. You simply select the door style you want, select the wood type, enter the quantity, width, and height, and the price is shown. Add that door selection to the shopping cart and enter your next size door. You will see the door list with the running total. There is even a button which will show the shipping charges as the order progresses.

You will know the total cost of the doors and drawer fronts, as well as the total shipping before you complete the process and enter your credit card information. Your privacy and security is assured through encrypted order processing and your piece of mind is guaranteed by our Better Business Bureau A+ rating.

Cabinetdoors.com continues to lead in overall quality while saving the remodeler more than 30% off the hardware retail store prices. Delivery is another benefit from buying factory-direct. Our manufacturing time is 7-10 days so your doors will be completed and delivered well before the retail chain even finished the paperwork.

Kitchen Cabinet Doors: How to buy online and get better quality

Many folks have told us about their search for kitchen cabinet doors at big-box and major hardware retail stores. They tell us about shopping but leaving very disappointed with the quality of the cabinet doors those retailers offer.

The fact is that major retailers can’t make the profit margins they require by offering a top-quality product, so they purchase lower quality (at a lower price) and advertise it in their stores.

The internet has made it possible to bypass the retail store and eliminate the retail store markup. By simply running a Google search for Cabinet Door Manufacturers, you can locate the actual company that makes the cabinet doors. Most times the manufacturers you locate are also the suppliers to the major retailers. The difference will be the quality; the retailers buy a thin, lower quality, lower priced door. You will not even see those low quality doors, Instead, you will be buying their top quality product; the same product they offer to professional cabinet makers and custom home builders.

One of the largest Custom Cabinet Door Manufacturers in the country, and the first door manufacturer to offer their products to home-owners from a website is CabinetDoors.Com.

 Cabinetdoors.com has been supplying kitchen cabinet doors to Custom Cabinet Makers, Custom Home Builders, and Furniture Manufacturers for over 35 years. And, for the past 20 years our cabinet doors have been available on our website.

Yes, we offer our products Factory-direct to home-owners and do-it-yourself re-modelers. You can order from a selection of hundreds of door styles in dozens of wood types, and in any custom sizes you need. The pricing is shown as you enter the sizes and even the Fedex shipping is shown before you enter your payment information. No hidden charges, manufacturing time is just 7-to-10 working days, quality is far superior to the doors carried by retailers, and your cabinet doors will be made in America with a solid guarantee backed by a solid American company.

Kitchen Cabinet Doors are made in Traditional Cope and Stick designs, Mitered designs, Glass Frames, Arched or Square, even Glass Frames with four or six lights.

Nobody makes a wider selection that Cabinetdoors.com and nobody beats our Better Business Bureau Rating of A+.

Browse our website and see the quality and lower prices for yourself. You will receive a higher quality product and save 30% to 50% off the Big-Box pricing.

How to locate sources for Replacement Kitchen Cabinet Doors

July 2014 by Jim Hill

There are two distribution channels for most manufactured products. One is directly from the manufacturer. The other is from the manufacturer, through a distributor, and finally, through a retailer, before reaching the consumer.

Distributors and stocking representatives are simply middlemen who buy directly from manufacturers. They must increase the price to cover their expenses and obtain a desired profit. They then sell to retailers. The retail store again adds his expenses and profit to arrive at the price the retail stores charges the consumer for the item.

In the pre-internet times the middleman assumed the marketing function for the manufacturer. This marketing and sales function being handled by the assorted middlemen allowed the manufacturer to concentrate on engineering and production issues while avoiding the expense of maintaining marketing and sales staffs. But today, the internet has dramatically reduced the costs of marketing and sales to the point where many manufacturers are reconsidering their sales strategies. Every year more manufacturers offer their products to the public through websites, which not only reduces marketing and sales expenses, but also passes significant savings to the consumer.

Before the internet, the only choice a home-owner had to buy cabinet doors was from a retailer like Home Depot, Lowes, or Menards. These big-box stores didn’t actually make the doors they sell, they contracted with manufacturers and middlemen to supply the doors for them.

Also before the internet came into existence, the home-owner or small remodeler would be unlikely to even find a cabinet door manufacturer, so the possibility of buying direct from the manufacturer just didn’t exist.

The internet has broken through that barrier for remodelers, home-owners, and do-it-yourselfers, allowing small users the opportunity to buy direct. A quick Google search for “cabinet doors” returns several sources. The top returns are the big-box stores, Ikea, and Ebay, and other large retail outlets, but following those listings you will start to see some actual manufacturers. While several of the manufacturers sell only to the cabinet trade, some others will sell to the public.

CabinetDoors.Com, a division of The Door Stop is one of those manufacturers that make custom cabinet doors available to everyone.

The Door Stop was the first cabinet door manufacturer to offer cabinet doors and drawer fronts factory-direct on the internet (that’s why our internet division is was able to register the domain name www.cabinetdoors.com).

Our manufacturing efficiency and cost structure has not gone unnoticed by other internet entrepreneurs. Many internet websites offering cabinet doors are actually purchasing our products and simply re-selling them on their websites…with an additional markup as their profit.

The internet is still evolving but it’s impact as of today is clear. Customers now have access to manufactured goods without the requirement of buying those goods from the end-of-the-chain retail store. Like many manufacturers, The Door Stop is offering our products directly to the consumer.

Our internet division, www.cabinetdoors.com, offers far more choices than any retail store can carry and at prices they just cannot march.

Machining Mitered Cabinet Doors

Mitered Cabinet Doors need exact machining to produce a tight and accurate joint and obtaining perfect miter joints is nearly impossible without computerized machinery.
We use Accu-Systems CNC Machining systems for all our mitering.

This video demonstrates the joining method we use at CabinetDoors.Com to produce every mitered cabinet door we make.
We have made a multi-million dollar investment in machinery for our Mitered Cabinet Doors, and this investment allows us to produce Mitered Cabinet Doors at a quality level unmatched in the industry.
Our Mitered Doors will have tight joints with perfect alignment of the stiles and rails.