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RobWNY

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Posted: 12/22/19 07:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At what price range do you get real wood cabinets and doors/drawer fronts instead of the MDF with a wood look lamination. It's so cheap looking.


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MH's from reputable builders like Tiffin, Winnebago, Newmar generally have very good quality, solid wood, cabinetry..


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My FW, on profile page, has solid maple doors and drawers, while the cabinets themselves may be MFD. My Yellowstone FW was the upper end of Gulf Steam, when I purchased it new. It had a retail price of 40K at that time (a great FW for the price,IMO). I am happy to say, most of my wood, or wood trim, does not look cheap.

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Posted: 12/22/19 09:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IB853347201 wrote:

MH's from reputable builders like Tiffin, Winnebago, Newmar generally have very good quality, solid wood, cabinetry..


I agree but he’s asking in the FW forum?


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Well my Cherry Cabinets cost around 130k. There are a few components wrapped around them.

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We got real wood cabinets in our TT but that was awhile back.


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Posted: 12/22/19 09:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our Grand Design Reflection has hardwood cabinet doors and drawer fronts. Narrow frame members are wrapped wood. Panels are stained cabinet plywood. I think we paid about 70% of MSRP at $43K in 2015.

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My Montana Legacy edition has all Cherry wood cabinets and frames


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Actually, a lot of RV's have "real wood" cabinets. The door and drawer fronts are solid wood as are the framework. That real wood framework is however a cheaper grade of wood and is wrapped. Even our low end Wildcat was this way and could be considered "real wood". Below is a pic of our Arctic Fox.
You'll find very few trailers that use MDF/pressboard for the frames and they all use plywood for the body of the cabinet because it's much better than solid wood.
The back side of our cherry cabinets:

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The biggest problem is people don't really know what quality is and aren't willing to pay for it anyway.


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Just another thought, especially concerning RVs, is that in extreme conditions, temperatures/humidity, many real woods are more likely to warp or crack, than some manufactured wood types.

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