Our Commitment to Process & Speed
We want to make your visit as productive as possible. Our customers inspect their merchandise before it ever leaves our dock. Here are a few tips to help prepare yourself and make your visit fast with basic information needed to make your purchase. Our friendly and helpful staff is onsite and ready to assist with layout design when you bring in your measurements. Please check our Builders Surplus Prep Checklist to help you get started on your project.
Our goal is to complete your purchase easily and provide ways to make the process faster. We accomplish this by already having:
- Our huge inventory organized so you’ll find the products you need faster
- Our products are priced to meet your budget and quality standards.
- Our helpful friendly staff is knowledgeable and loves answering questions.
- Our inventory management system optimizes your order fulfillment.
- Our list of steps that allow you to prepare, select and then order with confidence!
Builders Surplus Prep Checklist
- Make a list of what you would do differently with your current kitchen or bathroom.
- Bring paint color samples and tile samples with you for matching and contrasting.
- List product numbers and a brief memorable description in your project notebook of products to be used from other stores..
- Bring in your existing cabinet door or drawer when trying to match pattern or color.
- Consider the amount of usage your cabinets will receive.
- Focus on convenience and utility in your product selection.
- Mark down doorways and how the swing of the door will impact the design or usage of the new cabinets.
Need help on How To Measure?
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Prepare your measurements carefully for each stage of your project. Keep a notebook handy to list measurements needed for each item required for the project. Always double check measurements and make a notation in your project notebook.
When measuring for accuracy, use the tool of the professional contractor – a retractable tape measure.
What do I measure?
Basic measurements are three dimensional.
height – H, width – W, length – L
Measure, then Re-measure!!!
Accurate measurements save time and money on installation
Measure and make a note of the measurements, then always double-check your measurements!
Alder provides a brighter tone than other woods while not a dense wood; it has a resonant, well-rounded tone.
Birch is a fine-grained pale wood with birch ply among the strongest and dimensionally stable for furniture.
Cherry has a smooth texture with outstanding wood working properties showcased in cabinetry and fine furnishings.
Hickory is extremely tough, yet flexible wood.
Mahogany is a hardwood of medium density, excellent for fine furniture and/or doors.
Maple is a highly decorative wood grain known also as a tonewood.
Oak is a classic with beautiful grain markings, particularly when quarter-sawn.