Unfinished furniture pieces are like those little dinosaur figurines we used to play with as kids. We used to assemble the bones and paint them to get a perfect dinosaur. You can follow the same analogy here; except that you are not a kid anymore, and a messed-up assembling or painting job can cost you more than a miniature dinosaur.
Why Unfinished Kitchen Cabinets?
There is a limited variety in terms of colors, design, and pattern in pre-finished kitchen cabinets. Thus, if you have a particular design or color in mind, it may become extremely difficult to find one that meets your expectations.
What Can Go Wrong?
Finishing unfinished kitchen cabinets requires a fair amount of expertise in woodwork and skill at painting and staining. Often, dealers receive a return of unfinished furniture, simply because the owners couldn't get the right shade of stain or misjudged the alignment of doors, or in simple words, messed up the job!
If you want a lighter shade, you will have to be very careful with the stain. Most people goof up at this very step. People apply too much of stain on certain area and too less on other. In there attempt to even out the stain, they wipe it out to cover their blunder. The end result is a murky dark shade, far from the nice light one they desired.
The assembling and mounting of the unfinished kitchen cabinets is also a daunting task. Before ordering the material, it is imperative to take accurate measurements. Double check your measurements if required. Also, make arrangements to provide an access to utility lines in your plan of kitchen cabinets.
The same precision is needed while mounting the cabinets. Misalignment can lead to uneven mounting of cabinet, which can be easily noticed. Similarly, various components of cabinets, such as screws, joints, and ankles should be assembled properly.
Thus, unfinished kitchen cabinets are definitely not for everyone. However, if you have the required skill or expertise, you can surely go ahead with them. There are innumerable online stores that supply material for unfinished kitchen cabinets. You can order them by providing correct measurements of your kitchen cabinets.