Mich Cobra 427 — the first real poster on our new metal kitchen cabinet forum — found a match within a week!!!
In stocking the forum, I spotted a big set of Youngstown metal kitchen cabinets in Ypsilanti, just west of Detroit. I let Mike (MC427) know about them, and he ended up buying them yesterday. Hurray!
Here’s a little of our correspondence. He made a good deal!
I initially wrote this to Mike when he asked whether the cabinets, at $950, seemed worth it:
Hi Mike. I think this looks like a really nice set – having the corner shelf bases and little cubbies by the window is very special. If the set is big enough to complete your kitchen project, I don’t think the price is unfair.
The large set of St. Charles’ in CT went for $3000.
If you were to need more cabinets for your project, this also is a great set to start with. Youngstowns are the most common – and this appears to be their classic set. You might, for example, watch for a larger sink base, I see them listed in Michigan quite a bit.
Mike responded today:
Yes, I know what you mean. I had the same thought about all of the curved pieces. What I really like about the set is that the countertops are in great shape – plus they are modular. So I can mix up the cabinets or throw a stove/fridge in wherever I like.
I picked them up.
I knocked a few hundred bucks off of the price…When I get them set up, I KNOW I will have leftovers. I think there are 20+ cabinets total. They need paint, but are not rusty or dented. – Mike
Readers: If you see cabinets for sale in your area, don’t hesitate to post them right into the Forum. Many thanks, all!