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At DIY Cabinets and CNC Woodworking we will be the first to admit that we are not for everybody.

In the true spirit of DIY, we allow our customers to perform all site measurements, installation, and select their personal finishing touches. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to configure, assemble and install your very own custom, high quality cabinetry- look no further than DIY Cabinets and CNC Woodworking.

Quality DIY Cabinets at an Affordable, Fair Price

Do you want to save money by installing your own kitchen cabinets, but you are not happy with the selection, quality, or inability to acquire the desired materials from big box stores? DIY Cabinets is your one-stop shop for custom-designed kitchen cabinets, doors, vanities, wardrobe, and storage cabinets. Our high-quality products are manufactured in Hamilton, Ontario to your specifications at an affordable price.

Easy to Install For the Home Handyperson

Our cabinets have been designed and perfected for a straightforward assembly and installation for the average handyperson. We are happy to accommodate our customers with last minute changes or additions. Extra parts, hardware and fasteners can be collected almost immediately on-site from our shop in Hamilton, Ontario. No waiting for parts to be shipped from manufacturers overseas!

No Job Too Small or Too Large

With over 35+ years experience in the industry, there isn’t much we haven’t seen. From a quick repair job on kitchen drawer slides to refacing each of your kitchen cabinets, you can trust on DIY Cabinets to achieve what you need. Our many years of designing and building large-scale commercial jobs prove our that we have amassed both the expertise and the specialized equipment to craft any cabinetry for your home.

Design and Installation Help Available In-House

Our experienced professionals will sit down with you to help you design and initiate your cabinetry project. We will continue to support you until the project is complete. If you’re crunched for time, we’ll take your specifications and manufacture exactly what you want as quickly as possible.

Manufactured Locally in Southern Ontario

Customers in Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Burlington, Oakville, Waterdown and surrounding areas have relied on DIY Cabinets for their custom kitchen and home cabinets. Local manufacturing means only the highest quality materials available are used in our products. We seek to be as available as possible thus we prefer to have pre-scheduled consultations to ensure a staff member can properly accommodate your needs.

Custom Storage and Other Cabinets

Maximize the space in your home and reduce clutter with custom-built storage cabinets. We will build storage cabinets for your bathroom, garage, laundry room, or anywhere else you can use a cabinet.

CNC Woodworking Machinery Onsite Gives Us Total Control

Our Computer Numerical Control (CNC) capable shop gives us the flexibility to build custom designs right away and on time for the project. There is no outsourcing to other manufacturers therefore ensuring that your project will be completed on-schedule. Every cabinet part is precisely machined to their unique and exact dimensions guaranteeing our customers superior results.



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Our purpose is to manufacture and supply custom-made, premium quality cabinetry for customers willing to take part in their own Do-It-Yourself projects. Measurements, assembly, and installation will be performed by the customer. 

Quality & Affordability

We offer individuals looking to remodel, renew, upgrade new or existing cabinets in their home at an affordable, fair price – without sacrificing quality. From the finest European hinge technology to top-grade  Canadian wood materials, DIY Cabinets and CNC Woodworking guarantees exceptional quality cabinet components through and through. 

Made-to-Order Cabinets

Everything manufactured at our shop is custom-made to  your specific dimensions. We produce nearly all cabinet components with CNC machine precision and adaptability. Therefore, there are no size limitations to the length, depth or width of your cabinet requirements.

We get lot of phone calls from people asking things like:

What’s a cabinet cost?

What’s a standard Kitchen Cost?

How Cheap are you?

So let’s get down to it, shall we.

These are all important questions I’m sure, but terrible questions. They are so general and really don’t make sense unless you have some base line to measure from. So before you ask a question like that, give us something to compare to or base some sort of answer on. Perhaps something like, What would a premium quality base cabinet with 2 painted shaker style MDF Doors, 2 adjustable shelves that is 24″ wide and 34-1/2″ tall and 23-5/8″ deep with adjustable legs and soft close hinges cost.  Now that gives us something to work from. 

Let me save both of us some time. If you are basing you cabinet purchasing on price and price alone, DIY Cabinets is probably not for you. We do not strive to be the cheapest, never will and don’t want to be. No matter how “cheap” you are, somebody else will be always cheaper.  

DIY Cabinets and CNC Woodworking strive to be a Premium Quality with a fair price.

It’s all about value for your dollars. And that’s what we are good at. Premium Quality and a fair price.

If you want only cheap we will be happy to point you in the right direction.

We do! DIY Cabinets manufactures all of our cabinets. This way you can get exactly what you want, from just one cabinet to as many as you need.

No, we do not have any stock cabinets. We make everything to order.

From the time your order is placed, you can have your cabinets in as little as a few weeks. It will mainly depend on the doors and accessories and quantity you ordered.

Yes, you can. However we do require proof that you are legitimately in business, ie: GST/HST number, Contractor License, City License etc. to be eligible.

Take a deep breath and relax. Give us a call, DIY Cabinets can make you a replacement part, fast too. You’re not the 1st person with a “cabinet emergency”. We understand and are ready to help.

For Kitchen, Bathroom and Closets the popular choice is Melamine. For garages melamine is always a good choice, however if you need a lot of moisture resistance a good choice is either exterior grade MDF or MDO plywood. Please see “Muses” for more information about these materials. You will find out more than you really want.

RTA means Ready to Assemble. This is where you get to put it all together. RTF can mean Ready to Finish. This typically means there needs some type of finishing, but the parts are all sanded and ready to finish with minimal preparation (sanding). RTF when refering to doors tytpically refers to Rigid Thermofoil. Funny thing is there isn’t any foil in the doors.

Yes we can make arrangements to have your items delivered.

Curbside is where your items are dropped at the end of your driveway and you are responsible to handle everything from there. 

Premium delivery is a  service that will come right to your door and will even help unload if needed. There is also a Premium Executive Service that will bring everything inside and even to the room you want.  But really !!!!! If this is the type of delivery you require maybe you should re-think the entire DIY thing. 

DIY Cabinets preferred construction is what’s known as mortise and tenon or blind dado. This method is extremely strong and has been used throughout the centuries. The cabinets can be assembled with glue and clamps or with glue and screws. For cabinets that must find their way up or down narrow  or curved stairs and hallways Rafix type fasteners work well. Rafix fasteners are a type of “semi-exposed” cam lock system.

This will depend a lot on budget and what the drawers are going to be used for. There are some economical drawer slides that will work on light duty drawers, but they won’t last long if you plan on putting any weight in the drawers. And there are slides that are designed for heavy loads such as filing drawers. DIY Cabinets will help you to make sure that what you choose will work for your application.

Great question! The legs used for kitchen cabinets, vanities, closets, garage cabinets etc. are adjustable! That means no shimming at the floor and they make quick work of leveling a row of cabinets. There is a detachable trim that clips onto the legs so that they have that finished look. Also if you ever have a wet floor, for you don’t have to worry about your cabinets being ruined.

DIY Cabinets uses both imperial and metric, whatever you’re comfortable with is just fine. Imperial, dimensions should be in only inches. Metric dimensions should only be in millimeters. Whatever you use, the most important thing is that you be consistent.