Rated 3.3 out of 5Â by 6
Rated 1 out of 5Â by sadinthemidwest Construction is very poor
I have purchased 13 American Classic cabinets for my kitchen. Most have had some kind of issue. I overlook the miss matched stain on different oak wood species and knots. The big issue is the construction is poor. The cabinets are assembled with small gauge staples and little or no glue in joints. Some backs or sides have fallen apart when removed from their box. Where glue was used, it is applied as you would use caulk along edges after joints had been assembled. Plan on rebuilding where necessary. I rebuilt some by gluing and scewing units I am using for heavy dishes and can goods.
June 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bzpz Well Made
Well constructed. Fairly easy to install. Did not include knob hardware.
June 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Marilyn10q Great for the Do-it-Yourselfer
I am really pleased with this cabinet. It is sturdy and very attractive.
The only things I have found that I do not like:
1) the cabinet doors are not pre-drilled for a handle (and there is no place to grab to open without it)
2) there is no divider between the doors and you can see a gap, though I have not tried to adjust them yet. This can be an advantage since I will be able to fit larger objects in the cabinet.
This is the second cabinet I have purchased in this line, the other being a 12" base cabinet. Overall, I am very impressed with how sturdy and attractive the cabinets are. And, the inside has a water-resistant lining that will help keep them clean.
Thanks, Home Depot!
March 14, 2009
Rated 3 out of 5Â by brianc Not bad.
Just installed two of these in a small office. There were some quality issues such as small blemishes and glue on a shelf which I was able to scape off with a putty knife. I had to drill new holes and reposition one pair of hinges in order to align one of the doors. Doors and face frame are solid wood. Cabinet sides, top, and bottom are 1/2" particle board. Back is 3/8" particle board. Be careful when driving screws through the back into the wall as it is very easy to drive them right through the particle board. Once installed, the cabinet is sturdy enough and looks as good as some other more expensive brands.
December 29, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5Â by GATOR THEY ARE WHAT THEY ARE...
Bought these knowing they were not the best grade or even close but what I was able to afford for my 1985 double wide. Knowing I'd never get my money back when selling the double wide is why I choose these.
Buy some varnish or like product to coat all the particle board, esp. if using in the bathroom or as a kitchen sink...particle board does not like water. Like in another review you just know you are going to pull the screws thru the headers on these...I put a 1x 2 piece of pine at the top inside and another under on the wall for the cabinet to rest on. Works well doing this.
one of my cabinets has drawers and the drawer slides...be careful taking them out if you are using adhesive caulk to keep them from falling apart, they have small ball bearings that will go everywhere.
If you use silicone caulk do not use inside the drawers but on the bottoms as the caulk will attract dirt inside and things will stick to it even when dry. use the urethane or varnish first and then the silicone after the urethane drys for at least 24hrs. Do not use any or very little on the drawer slides better to spot seal than try to do the entire length, using none will shorten the life of these drawers esp if you have kids. I first used some urethane on the particle board bottoms and after this"primer" dried I took my finger and rubbed into the very pores of the not so dense particle board.... one time you have a plumbing leak of any kind you are looking at trouble.
HAVING SAID ALL THIS....the cabinets met my needs and I will be buying more BUT you need to do your part to make them work.
ONE MORE THING...If you need to fill in under the counter top where a dishwasher will go don't buy the expensive "matching" panels they push on you. Take with you what you are matching and use laminate flooring which is thicker (you can 45 these better) and you use a spot nailer... this worked great for me and if you goof up you have several more chances to get it right. The counter top...make sure you add on extra for the filler they give you when using on like an 18" cabinet...about a half inch for each side, it will not fit over the top but will lay on top. AND...better to put the caps on before attaching to the top and wall as your router can't get close to the wall unless you have on the the mini-routers in hand. LASTLY....do not ask your wife to help with holding the cabinets while you screw then to the wall....just don't!
March 2, 2014