Get all your frequently asked questions answered here:
Can I Compare Busby to Other Providers?
I want to compare “apples to apples” with another cabinet quote. Is this possible?
It’s extremely difficult to compare “apples to apples” with regard to custom cabinets. Even for those of us who are experts in this business it’s sometimes hard to tell things like:
- How high is the quality of the materials they’re using?
- What is their priority…speed or quality?
- How much of their pricing reflects their overhead.
We can tell you Busby Cabinets does everything we can to keep our overhead low so we can focus on the quality of the materials we buy and the products we produce. We do not focus our business on cutting corners to beat our competitors. We’re focused instead on building the very best product for the very best value in the timeliest manner.
Our cabinetry and millwork is fashioned in a high quality manner rarely even available in the building industry.
Is Busby Cabinets affordable?
One major misconception about Busby Cabinets is our prices.
Some people believe that Busby Cabinets are out of their budget range and don’t even bother pricing our cabinetry.
Actually, most of our customers tell us that they are pleasantly surprised at how competitively priced our custom cabinetry is.
We use superior materials – the finest woods, along with the best drawer slides and hinges – that will perform better and last longer.
We not only custom build your cabinetry and architectural features to the precise sizes needed to fit your home, but we also install them to make sure the quality and value of our craftsmanship carries over to your home.
Well designed and constructed cabinets are an investment to your home, not an expense. Our beautiful, quality-crafted cabinetry will add convenience to your lifestyle and enhance your home’s value.
How do I clean and care for my Busby Cabinets cabinetry?
Busby uses the finest quality varnishes to protect your cabinets from the harm of normal use. If you feel that your cabinets need special care, you can find more general care and maintenance tips by visiting our webpage devoted to Cabinet Care. There, you can find tips for preventative maintenance and scratch repair guidance for both cabinets and wood counter tops.
If you have more questions or feel that you need more personal attention and information, feel free to call us at 1-800-654-7090 or email email@example.com for all service and/or warranty questions.
Does Busby Cabinets build its own cabinets?
Every cabinet and architectural feature we sell is hand built at Busby Cabinets factory in Alachua, Florida (near Gainesville).
We also hand-finish, deliver and install all our products, which means our customers purchase directly from the factory to get the highest quality product for the best possible price.
We do, however, order some of our door and drawer fronts from a custom door company Conestoga Wood Specialties in East Earl, PA (one of the largest, most reputable door/drawer front companies in America).
By ordering doors/drawer fronts from a door company, we can offer a wider variety of styles, woods and finishes, which creates more cost efficiencies for our customers.
Does Busby Cabinets use particle board in its cabinets?
The short answer is no.
All our cabinetry components are produced from premium select solid hardwoods and hardwood plywood.
Why is Busby Cabinets cabinetry built from plywood instead of solid wood?
For starters, Busby Cabinets only uses the finest, hand-selected hardwood plywood available.
Secondly, most cabinet parts consist of large panels.
And for large panels, plywood offers many advantages over solid hardwood panels.
Solid hardwood – even in subtle instances – reacts to changes in temperature and humidity by periodically swelling and contracting, while plywood does not.
This could create a less stable (square and true) panel for construction and finishing purposes.
Hardwood plywood resists these temperature and humidity changes, providing more stability for both purposes.
Does Busby Cabinets build frameless (European) or inset (framed) cabinets?
Actually, Busby Cabinets builds both frameless (European) and inset (framed) cabinets.
Frameless is a term used to describe a method of cabinet construction.
It is also called euro-style and more appropriately, full access.
Frameless cabinetry can be anything from old world traditional or ultra contemporary in style.
A visual characteristic of frameless is the very narrow (1/8” or less), spacing or reveal between adjacent doors and drawers.
This style is visually appealing due to the smooth even appearance of the cabinet faces.
Convenient benefits of frameless construction are the increased usable storage access, no lips to clean around and wider/taller drawers within the same footprint of space.
Even narrow drawer cabinets become functioning storage.
Although not as functional as frameless, our inset cabinetry is still very functional in its own right – with full-extension drawers with concealed undermount drawer glides – but is designed more for an aesthetic look authentic to that design rather than pure functionality.
What finishes are available?
The sky’s the limit!
Even though we have nearly 300 “standard” finishes available, we will gladly create a new one that you have in mind – perhaps to match an existing piece or family heirloom.
Keep in mind, however, that many of our “standard” finishes are evolved from some our most popular “custom” created finishes in the past, allowing a custom look without the added expense of a custom finish.
If possible, bring us a picture or piece of what you have in mind.
Our finish specialists are experienced in unique antiquing, glazing, distressing, crackling, gloss, etc. methods.
Do custom finishes cost more?
Although many of our “standard” finishes would be considered “custom” for other cabinet suppliers/manufacturers, Busby Cabinets will gladly create a new one that you might have in mind.
Our formula for finish pricing is based simply on materials and the the number of levels required to achieve that particular finish.
When creating a new, “custom” finish, we add an additional four percent premium.