said by sk1939:John Louis Home uses real wood. »www.johnlouishome.com/#
Have you taken a look at Menards? I know they have a lot of closet systems in their catalogue. There are a few that look like they could be decent.
Almost no one uses real hardwood anymore, most of it is veneer or laminate over MDF. I have to say I've not seen particle board or plywood used.
The only thing is that it doesn't look as fancy as the California Closet type of installation. But I suppose the expense would be very high if you tried to duplicate that look using genuine wood. It does appeal to me because it is real wood. Although, veneer over MDF would be okay as well. I'm just not sure I like laminate. There's a CC franchise near where I live, so I'll probably go there and see what all materials they use.
If I didn't have to work for a living, this is a project I'd like to do myself.
said by nonymous:Not a huge walk in. There would be two walk-ins roughly 8'x10', a pantry about 6'x6' and three regular closets roughly 6'x2'.
How large of a closet, a real huge walk in or a smaller size one?
Plus finding a local carpenter or local company that is recommended may save you money and still get quality and an even more custom look.
We had tile in a shower and master bath floor done. The quotes ranged from around 3,000 to well beyond out means at this time plus maybe even as much as our house is worth.
We went local smaller company with recommendations on the low side of the cost and are happy with the result.
The problem is that labor rates are pretty generally high around here, so I'm not sure that we could do it for the same cost. But the thought of paying thousands for laminated MDF kills me.