Fabuwood Cabinets: A Tell-All from a Long Island, NY Dealer

Fabuwood Cabinets has made a huge splash in the Kitchen and Bath Industry since its start in 2009.  Over the past decade, Fabuwood has grown exponentially and is now situated in a one-million square foot state of the art building, based out of Newark, NJ.  From a designers standpoint, there are a few key reasons why Fabuwood Cabinets grew to become the $204 million company it is today. While going through these reasons, you will learn all there is to know about Fabuwood Cabinets. 

Fabuwood Headquarters

Fabuwood is Affordable 

Fabuwood is a stock, import brand.  Meaning, the cabinets are manufactured overseas in China and are brought into their headquarters in Newark, NJ. From there they can be shipped out as flat packed aka RTA or assembled and then shipped to their destinations. 

To keep themselves competitive and affordable, Fabuwood has streamlined their door style and finish options.  Limiting choices is a way to keep their inventory costs down, which in return is great for your wallet.  The door style and finish choices they do offer are right on target for today's trends.  Currently, they have 8 different door styles, and 10 different finishes. Take a look below...

Fabuwood Cabinets Door Styles and Colors

 

Fabuwood is a Good Buy For the Money

We all want the very best we can afford. This remains true when exploring cabinet brands. When comparing cabinet manufacturers to find out what is the best cabinet brand for the money, you have to explore satisfaction levels in key categories:

  1. Design Features
  2. Quality Performance
  3. Ordering & Delivery
  4. Price
  5. Warranty

 

Design Features - Now, we have already spoken about Fabuwood's door and color designs being on par for today's kitchen trends.  In fact, today's most popular trend (especially here on Long Island) is white shaker cabinets.  So, there is no surprise that 95% of our Fabuwood sales is the Allure Galaxy door in the Frost white painted finish. Fabuwood also has a pretty good selection of cabinet luxuries we expect in today's kitchen- like microwave base cabinets, trash cabinets, tilt out trays, pantries, pull out spice racks and more.  Discover the 10 Must Have Cabinets You Need in Your Kitchen

Fabuwood Gray and White, Galaxy Horizon and Galaxy Nickel Kitchen. Sohre Custom Carpentry & A Direct Cabinet Distributor Corp
Collaboration with Sohre Custom Carpentry
Fabuwood Galaxy Frost & Galaxy Horizon
 

 

Quality Performance - Fabuwood is an all plywood cabinet box with solid 1/2" plywood cabinet backs. Other features to note: Dovetail construction, Flush inner frames, Full Extension soft close drawers and doors and Ez level drawer fronts with 3/8" adjustments. They also use Blum hardware and metal shelf clips.  All in all, everything you'd want and expect for a standard cabinet. Take a look at their 2020 Look Book for further details on their quality.

Damages can happen. It's just the name of the game. 98% of damages are usually at the time of delivery- whether it is a shipping damage or manufacturer defect.  Fabuwood does require images for replacements. Most of the time they want and expect the damaged goods back. This is NOT common with any other manufacturers, and can slow the process down.  But, damages do get shipped as quickly as possible.  As far as our personal experience with Fabuwood warranty claims, they are far and few between.  #knockonwood

 Fabuwood Allure Galaxy Horizon Kitchen With Stainless Steel Hood

Collaboration with The Northridge Group
Fabuwood Galaxy Horizon

 

Ordering & Delivery -  Fabuwood's normally lead time is 2 weeks. They deliver to Long Island locations every Tuesday and Thursday. When placing your order, your designer will call your contactor to find out the exact day they want delivery.  This date cannot be changed.  Fabuwood's direct delivery is a tailgate delivery only, requiring 2+ people to be onsite to unload the truck.  We do have options should you need white glove delivery or storage time.  Ask your designer for more information. 

Thanks to COVID, many imported products, including Fabuwood cabinetry, ran into distribution delays.  We are seeing longer lead times and backorders.  Currently, our orders are being delivered within 4 weeks.  Another thing to note, Fabuwood is a Hasidic run company, so they are closed on all Jewish holidays, some of them being rather lengthy- which again effects the lead time. You can download their 2020 calendar here for upcoming closures.   

White and Gray Farmhouse Kitchen with Range Hood- Fabuwood Onyx Frost and Horizon

Collaboration with Christie Lynne Interiors & Steve Custom Designs
Fabuwood Onyx Frost & Onyx Horizon

 

Price - We touched on Fabuwood's pricing earlier. Their line prices up very well for the quality you are getting, even after the price increases implemented this year.  We find Fabuwood to be 15% - 20% less than American made, lifetime warranty brands. That can be a huge savings, especially on larger projects. 

Fabuwood is a good value for the money spent. Especially for projects with a tighter budget and a shorter lead time. 

Fabuwood Allure Galaxy Frost White Shaker Kitchen at Sand Piper Condos in West Hamptons, NY
Sand Piper at Westhampton Beach, Project
Fabuwood Galaxy Frost

  

Warranty -  Fabuwood offers a 5 year limited warranty to residential customers.  It is 5 years from the date of purchase to the original purchaser only. You can read more about that here.  It very rare, if at all we are presented with a Fabuwood warranty claim on a past project. It is important to note that wear and tear does not count as a warranty issue. This is true for all cabinet manufacturers. 


    Ted Moran



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