Filling rooms with custom-built furniture can add improved functionality to eccentric spaces, from L-shaped living rooms to antigravity guest baths. Spruce up strange homesteads with today's Groupon: for $149, you get $300 worth of custom cabinetry, furniture, and more at Best Cabinets on West Cortland Street.
Best Cabinets fashions custom furnishings, built-ins, and more using handpicked lumber from the company's 100 acres of Wisconsin woodlands. Each log is cut at Best Cabinets' in-house sawmill, where wood is air-dried, then placed in a dehumidifier kiln to reduce it to 6%–8% humidity—the optimum moisture content for cabinet making. From these carefully prepared raw materials, Best Cabinets' well-trained plank whisperers build custom furniture ($200+) and kitchen cabinets ($200+) using decorative hardware ($5+) to create handsome hiding places for stashes of collectible Funyuns.
Best Cabinets can also fix up cabinet surfaces with cabinet refacing, a two- to four-day process that usually costs half as much as a new set of cabinets. During refacing, Best Cabinets replaces exposed areas with solid wood, laminates, or a rigid vinyl film called Thermofoil before swapping out door and drawer fronts for newer, sleeker models ($200+), thereby erasing evidence of everyday use and Julia Child's nunchaku attacks.
Customers must come to the showroom to discuss plans for custom work.
1500 W Cortland St.
Chicago, Illinois 60622