Even When Working With A Cabinet Maker: Get to Know Your Polishing Shop

Date:  August 9, 2016


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When you build a new kitchen or when you renovate your existing kitchen, you will probably call a cabinet maker. This is often the first contractor you will think to call. A cabinet maker is an important part of the building and renovating process. However, it is important to understand what a cabinet maker does. There are some questions you need to ask them when engaging his services.

A cabinetsmaker’s job

A cabinet maker is responsible for designing and building kitchen, bathroom or laundry cabinets. He carries out different scopes of work. Though all cabinets are made from timber or MDF, their finishing will differ. Timber, vinyl, laminate or paint, – you choose of many different finishes when installing cabinets. If cabinets have a painted finish, will be built first and then send to a polish shop to complete the paint and finish. When installing a painted kitchen the final look of the cabinets relies heavily on the quality and workmanship of  the cabinet maker.

The final finish makes the differene

The look, feel and finish of the cabinets is extremely important to ensure you have beautiful new cabinets. Because of this, it is important to make sure you ask your cabinet maker the right questions regarding the polish shop they will be using for your painted kitchens. Being inquisitive and educated on the work your cabinet maker and polish shop will carry out is key to making sure you get the cabinets you have always dreamed of!

What is most important to ask your cabinet maker?

In regards to a painted kitchen there are a number of important questions to ask your cabinet maker about your polish shop. These include:

– What polish shop will be used on my cabinets? It is important to ask your cabinet maker what polish shop will be painting your cabinets. Some cabinet makers will utilise the services of multiple polish shops, so make sure you ask what polish shop will complete your work.

Can I see samples and finished work from the polish shop?

– Can I see samples and finished work from the polish shop? If your cabinet maker is using a reputable polish shop such as Dianella Polishing, they should be able to provide you with branded samples of their work. The sample should show the high quality finish that your cabinets will have.

 Can I contact the polish shop directly?

– Can I contact the polish shop directly? There is no problem with contacting the polish shop directly to see some finished work. When dealing with a cabinet maker, Dianella Polishing recommends asking them for our contact details so that you can come down to the workshop and showroom. This will allow you to view a wide range of sample work and see the workspace where your job will be complete.

What is the experience of your polishing shop?

– What experience does the polish shop have and how long have you worked with them? The polish shop industry is largely unregulated. It is important to gauge the relationship your cabinet maker has with your polishing shop.

Dianella Polishing has been in the industry for almost 35 years. This is one of the reasons why we are an industry leader. We have long standing relationships with cabinet makers all over Perth.  We have a list of preferred cabinetmakers, meaning we trust them and they trust us.

Find out from your cabinet maker the relationship they have with their polish shop. Ask how long they have been in the industry and the experience they have.

If you’re unsure about the polish shop your cabinet maker is using, you are always able to request they send your cabinets to Dianella Polishing. Alternatively you can give us a call on 9302 6913 and speak to us directly. We will be able to provide you with a quote on your job, or point you in the direction of a reputable cabinet maker who can help you with your renovation!

Do you have any question regarding cabinet makers? Ask us below!

2 responses to “Even When Working With A Cabinet Maker: Get to Know Your Polishing Shop”

  1. Braden Bills says:

    I want to make sure that my new cabinets fit. It makes sense that I would want to see a cabinet maker! That way I know that they will build everything to my exact specifications. Thanks for sharing!

    • dianellapolishing says:

      Hi Braden,

      Thanks for your comment regarding working with a cabinet maker. We certainly agree when you’re installing a new kitchen working with a cabinet maker to ensure your new cabinets are built to exact specifications is the best way to go. However, in a lot of circumstances a renovator won’t be in need of a brand new layout in their kitchen as their existing cabinets utilise the space in the kitchen perfect. In these cases, it’s great to work with a polish shop such as Dianella Polishing as we can reface your cabinets at a third of the price of installing a brand new kitchen.

      However, even when working with a cabinet maker to install a new kitchen when installing a new kitchen make sure you get to know the polish shop they use if your cabinets are going to be painted. That way you know the exact standard of work you will receive when your kitchen is finished! Happy Renovating 🙂


      The Team @ Dianella Polishing

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