Durfee Custom Cabinets, Inc.

Custom Kitchen and Bath Cabinets, Countertops, and Unique Furniture Design

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Welcome to our "Custom Cabinets and Shop Talk"  Company Blog!

Here you'll find "what's up" and the latest developements with Durfee Custom Cabinets, Inc., tricks and tips in woodworking, custom cabinet news, company commentary and opinions on certain topics and issues relating to cabinetry and woodworking, and much more....

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Why a "Custom Built" Kitchen?

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

If you ask any homeowner where the heart of the home is, they will probably tell you it's the kitchen. Statistics reveal that more time is spent in the kitchen than any other room in the home. Doesn't it make sense, then, that your kitchen should be attractive and convenient? If you are dissatisfied with the state of your kitchen or bath, or you are planning to build a new home, be sure to consult with DURFEE CUSTOM CABINETS, INC. These experienced craftsmen can turn your kitchen into a functional and beautiful room that you will truly love.


Their quality-crafted "custom built" cabinets are constructed from the finest species of wood, and are sculptured in all periods from traditional, contemporary, to completely unique. The professionals at DURFEE CUSTOM CABINETS, INC. will offer you their selection of cabinet layouts, or custom build according to your specifications.


If you are a discriminating buyer who appreciates unique features, outstanding design and first quality workmanship that conforms to your personality, contact DURFEE CUSTOM CABINETS, INC. today for a design consultation. They can turn your dream kitchen into reality.


Thank you,


Jim Durfee - President

Durfee Custom Cabinets, Inc.

Chicken Coops in the Mountains

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Durfee Custom Cabinets, INC., also builds chicken coops!

The set up pictured below is a 4 foot by 8 foot by 8 foot full cage with a small roosting house with six laying boxes inside. (Will custom build to your specifications).

Delivery and set up/assembly available. 

Call or email us today for a consultation and pricing.

(we also build rabbit cages/pens too!)

Another 4' by 8' by 8' section was later added on, we also put a tarp over the top to keep the chickens cooler in the summer sun and heat....(our chickens are spoiled!!!!!).  :)

The reward for spoiling your chickens? The healthiest and best eggs in town!!!!!! (And chickens with odd names!) :)

Fall Colors 2012

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (2)

The North Georgia Mountains are just amazingly beautiful this time of the year with all the leaves in full color!

Every season has it's own personal beauty here.....there's never a dull moment in the North Georgia Mountains!

These photo's were taken on 10-21-2012, in Hiawassee, Georgia. The lake is Lake Chatuge.

Gorillas In The Mountains

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Pictured is "JOE",  at the end of March 2012 Joe turns 49, the third oldest male gorilla whose age is known.


If you live here in the North Georgia Mountains or are just visiting, this is a must place to visit and see.



 Dewar Wildlife Trust, Inc.

• Morganton, GA USA •


We may not have Mountain Gorillas, but we do have Gorillas in the Mountains!

Website: http://www.dewarwildlife.org/

The Dovetail Drawer Sales Pitch

Posted on January 14, 2012 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

If you are out shopping for new cabinets for your home, do not be mis-led by the "Dovetail Drawer" sales pitch!

Of course, dovetailed drawers are a high quality and beautiful upgrade to any cabinet, add unique character to any cabinet, but they do not determine the quality of the cabinet, but only the quality of the DRAWER.

Often times "shoppers" will visit mass production factory built cabinet outlets in their quest to find cabinets and be sold on the cabinets because they come with "Dovetailed Drawers", only to find out a few years later that their "dovetailed drawers" are still beautiful drawers, but their veneer covered particle board cabinets are falling apart!

If you are one of these shoppers and are looking for cabinets in a factory outlet chain, or even in a custom cabinet shop, and the sales person immediately takes your focus off the cabinets themselves and directs your attention to the "dovetailed drawers" only... BEWARE! This is what we in the custom cabinet world call, "The Dovetail Drawer Sales Pitch". Odds are that the cabinets may look beautiful and come with dovetailed drawers, but the cabinets themselves may be built out of veneer covered particle board and or poorly constructed. Be sure to thouroughly get every cabinet detail concerning ALL materials that they are constructed from before buying cabinets from any where!

It is also not uncommon to find that many cabinet sales people selling factory made cabinets do not even know the difference between plywood and particle board. 

As just about any set of cabinets, regardless if they are built out of real wood or veneer covered particle board, can cost in to the thousands of dollars, it is wise to research and do your homework before purchasing cabinets from any company.

You certainly will not find this "Dovetail Drawer" sales pitch here at Durfee Custom Cabinets, Inc., but you will quickly learn from us that our standard drawer is a "butt joint" drawer and "dovetailed drawers" are available here and offered as an upgrade option....and that all of our "Custom Cabinetry" is constructed from ALL SOLID WOOD AND FURNITURE GRADE PLYWOODS, priced right, and built to last a life-time and beyond!

Remember; an all wood "Dovetailed Drawer" is a drawer only and not a cabinet. 

Jim Durfee - President
Durfee Custom Cabinets, Inc.