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Old 09-30-2015, 09:54 AM   #11
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Quoting: All of our cabinets are built in house.
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That's great. I'm happy to hear that the work is done in the USA.
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:57 AM   #12
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My hobby besides RVing is building Arts and Crafts furniture. A shelf is an easy project. Glad to hear they are USA made. Heard somewhere they were made by the Amish at a factory owned by Warren Buffet, false???
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:53 PM   #14
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Is there anything wood other than the doors most is the cabinet looks like a vinyl wrapped composite of some kind
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:24 PM   #15
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All of our cabinets are built in house.
I sent an email to FR customer service a month or so ago as I wanted to find the stain color used on the cabinets. I was told that the cabinets were built by an outside vender and I was advised to contact them. I did and I was told that it was a custom blend stain and not available for sale. So...the magazine rack I built doesn't match the rest of the cabinets.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:06 PM   #16
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CaptainSkip, I was playing around with a pine board and tried Minwax gunstock stain. Gave it 2 coats and it's a little too red, so I went over it with English Chestnut and it is closer, but not an exact match. May try mixing the two. Will work on it some more as I have about 6 or 7 stains.
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CaptainSkip, I was playing around with a pine board and tried Minwax gunstock stain. Gave it 2 coats and it's a little too red, so I went over it with English Chestnut and it is closer, but not an exact match. May try mixing the two. Will work on it some more as I have about 6 or 7 stains.
Thanks, I think I mixed some Minwax Chestnut with Golden maple and came up with something fairly close, not an exact match but close.
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:32 PM   #18
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Price for a board foot:

Yellow pine: $3.35
Cherry: $5.95

Lumber Prices | The Hardwood Store of North Carolina

How much do you want to pay for your RV?

We have 40,000 miles on our 2011 Sunseeker 3100 and the cabinets are fine. I had to tighten or replace a few hinge screws. I replaced all seven lifts on the top-hinged cabinet doors. The originals used the attaching screws as pivot points. The screws came loose and the lifts rubbed grooves in the cabinet opening.
Wow, the cheap cabinets may be a deal breaker. Pine. SMH
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The cabinet doors and drawer fronts are real cherry wood with the cherry stain and real maple wood with the maple stain. The cabinet boxes/face frames are all vinyl wrapped real wood styles common for the industry. Normally a light weight wood (could be a variety of species) with a lauan face veneer to keep the face smooth and knot free. They use pocket screws to attach everything. No mdf cabinets and no staples to assemble the face frames.

Someone on here was able to get a stain that worked perfectly when they did some custom cabinets. Most cabinet companies if you take them a door can match the stain, just like any paint shop can now scan a sample and match a wall color.
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I sent an email to FR customer service a month or so ago as I wanted to find the stain color used on the cabinets. I was told that the cabinets were built by an outside vender and I was advised to contact them. I did and I was told that it was a custom blend stain and not available for sale. So...the magazine rack I built doesn't match the rest of the cabinets.
The cabinets are assembled in the plant. The doors and drawer fronts are provided by (2) supplies. I think the cherry comes from Adorn (a division of Patrick).
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