Merillat

 
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Merillat

Company Address

Masco Corporation
21001 Van Born Road
Taylor, MI 48180

Warranty

Varies by Collection form 5 years to lifetime

Door Styles Available

  • Shaker
  • Arched
  • Raised Panel
  • Flat Panel

Wood Used

  • Oak
  • Maple
  • Cherry
  • Hickory
  • Birch
  • Rustic Cherry
Merillat Cabinetry is not just cabinets. First and foremost, it's people. The people who create. The people who design. The people who have it in their homes. Together, we each bring our talents, our ideas, and our passions. And collectively, we are "America's Cabinetmaker".

Based in Michigan, and part of Masco Cabinetry, Merillat has been providing quality cabinetry since 1946. With manufacturing plants located throughout the United States, Merillat has grown to become one of the nation's largest cabinet manufacturers.

Merillat offers the best selection of stylish, quality products at a variety of price levels, and all Merillat cabinetry carries the seal of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) Certification Program, which assures that our cabinets meet or exceed the rigorous standards set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Our cabinets are also independently tested to ANSI/KCMA A161.1-2000 and paragraph 611-1.1, "HUD Minimum Property Standards-Housing 4910.1" 9-8-86.

Merillat cabinetry demonstrates its commitment to environmental sustainability through meeting or exceeding the requirements as outlined in the Environmental Stewardship Program certification, administered by the KCMA.

All Merillat facilities have also obtained ISO 14001 certificate of approval, demonstrating our commitment to reducing the impact of operations on the environment.

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We are proud to comply with the Buy American Act.

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9.5
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Great selection and quality

Merillat is owned by Masco and is a well known brand of cabinetry. They offer their cabinetry in eight different wood species and have great selection of door styles and finishes. As a matter of fact, they offer over 50 finishes on their Maple cabinets alone, so you are sure to find a finish and door style that fits your needs. They offer burnished finishes, glazed finishes and a great choice of painted finishes. They offer several lines of cabinetry that have different warranty periods ranging from 5 years to lifetime. If you are working with a dealer who sells Merillat, you can be assured that the dealer is selling you great cabinet by a company who stands behind their products.

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3.5
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
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5.0

disappointed

I have Merillat cabinets and was going to refinish them, friends and workmen told me oh you should keep those, they are very good quality. First I found out my toe kicks were just plywood with contact paper oak on top, so I bought nice oak veneer for better toe kicks (that is solid oak). I know the fronts are solid oak, but when I went to remove the varnish from the sides, the contact paper literally melted off the plywood and I didn't even have it on 30 minutes. At this point, I might buy new cabinets, but not Merillat. I am constantly replacing things, hinges that went bad, shelf clips, etc., I am NOT impressed Merillat.

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Say NO to Merillat

After a brief chat with me the black lady at Livonia, MI store told me they only service people by appt. She sat on her ass there while someone else served me. 3 customers walked in and out none by appt. I was the only one who placed an order. Kitchen island and vanity was delivered to my house in 'to-be-assembled' condition with no clear instructions, no knobs etc.. I had to pay extra to carpenter for assembly. Side veneer panel turned out to be defective when carpenter opened. Co. said they can deliver replacement in 3 weeks!. Damn the carpenter is here and they need 3 weeks to deliver the veneer which probably is no more than $5-$10 cost to them. When they delivery came they wouldn't leave it until I gave them the old piece. Take the old out and fix the new I told them. We're just delivering, they said. CHEAP, OVERPRICED. The finish on vanity is so bad. I feel ashamed of it. My old one broke in 13 years

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2.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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6.0
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2.0
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1.0

Don't even think of purchasing

We purchased our Masterpiece cherry cabinetry from our local home town building store. After the installation of cabinets in our small kitchen, we realized we could have had custom cabinets for the same price as we paid for these. Initially, we loved our cabinets. Three years after installation the dark glaze in the recessed areas started to flake off. This is when the nightmare begins...we are going on our fourth year trying to get the company to send cabinets that aren't sub par. That is when they send the right size cabinet. We've had at least 8 different shipments delivered with terrible workmanship. Crazy stuff. The finish is garbage. Edges aren't sanded properly, glaze sent flaking off and cabinets aren't the quality they should be. We are continuing to fight Merillat to send decent cabinets. Our issues are still not resolved. I just really want to have cabinets that the workmanship isn't terrible. DO NOT BUY MERILL OR KITCHEN MAID (as Kitchen Maid is the same company, Masco) CABINETS.

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Overall rating 
 
8.2
Finish 
 
8.0
Durability 
 
7.0
Warranty 
 
9.0
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8.0
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9.0
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8.0

Mrs. T.

I have Merillat through my whole house; kitchen, three (3) and a half baths. My husband built our home in 1998 and we still have the original cabinets. I just can't see buying new when these still look and function great. The only issue I have is that I wanted to order some more shelf units for the master bath and I can't get the same finish. We have European cherry throughout the main floor and washed oak on the second story and lower level. I love these cabinets. I feel bad for the people that have had trouble. It doesn't make sense that the quality differs so much. Merillat needs to get their quality control together so people can enjoy their homes, the way we enjoy ours.

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cabinets

we just had these cabinets put in by procare our remodeler & have to wait 2 more weeks to get part of one that was damaged & another that has the back of the wall part of cabinet cracked as well. we have been trying since nov. to get our kithchen together & cannot even get decent cabinets put in 5,600.00 they are not worth this. not that many cabinets what io had in this home was better before the fire. i am very dissapointed with the quality of this cabinetry. which i am debating on wheather to have them sent back or the contractor can take the loss. we did not want cheap stuff as a replacement. a child could have built better than this. you should be ashamed to sell products like this.

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2.0
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2.0
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1.0
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1.0
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6.0
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1.0
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1.0

"Masterpiece" Garbage!

Trash. Pure trash. I own a "Masterpiece" kitchen from 2005 and it is quite nice. So I ordered another for a new house. The quality is trash. Metal fasteners on the inside of the boxes prevent the proper placement of shelves. Draw boxes are not square and so don't open and close properly. But that is not the worst. I have waited more than 2 months for a replacement cabinet just to get another cabinet with the exact same defect --- it doesn't close right and seems to be "kittywhompass."

Do not buy this garbage. This is Masco's "Top of the Line" and they I received the cabinets with a 33% defect rate, and there is NO customer service.

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1.5
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2.0
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1.0
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1.0
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3.0
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1.0
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1.0

Junk Cabinets

We've owned our home for 1.5 years with previously installed Merillat cabinets. They are falling apart. The construction is subpar with particle board framework (the fronts look nice where the wood has held up) stapled together. These cabinets and drawers are not designed for regular use. If you have no reason to open and close them they will look beautiful. If you plan to use them, plan to replace them sooner than later. Of course, they come with original owner warranty only.

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Overall rating 
 
9.7
Finish 
 
10.0
Durability 
 
10.0
Warranty 
 
9.0
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10.0
Price / Value 
 
10.0
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9.0

Great Cabinet for the money

We had our Cabinets for 10 years. Excellent product for the money! They held up great! We did not choose the plywood but a hard compressed type of particle board. For the fronts, end panels and doors we had a mix of wood. Maple on the walls; Cherry on the Island. They were raised panel with miter corners in a stain with glaze. The full extension glides, hinges, drawers, etc. held up and worked great in a highly used kitchen! My only comment is that if you cook a lot you might want to choose a real wood end on the sides of your uppers next to the stove. They did start to peel during year 10. Note: I cook A LOT! Still, I don't think this was so much Merillat's fault but my Kitchen Designers. The second recommendation I have is to go ahead and get real plywood for at least your kitchen sink cabinet. Unfortunately, we did had a leak there and the cabinet did not hold up well in that location and we had to rebuild the bottom. I can't rate the Warranty because I really don't know if it is good or not. The site, however, makes me enter a number. I just randomly chose a 9. We didn't have any trouble on the manufacturer's end, so I really don't have experience there. Too bad I don't see where I could upload our past kitchen. It was beautiful. We have since had a fire and rebuilding,

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Poor poor quality save your money

Just bought new Merrilat cabinets (midrange)...and they are worse than any cabinet made in China. Cracked doors, mismatched colors, poor fit...in a word...horrible. I chose an American company to support our workers but these cabinets are very poorly made. No two doors are the same color, globs of glue holding them together, and they scratch very easily. A great disappointment and loss of money.

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1.2
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2.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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Stay Away from Merillat!

In 2014 we purchased a home built in 2007 with Merillat cabinets. What a mess the cabinets are in. The sides of the island and end cabinets are covered in some kind of wallpaper-like substance. NOT WOOD. The island drawer scraped when opening and closing until it finally just stuck and wouldn't open at all! My husband fixed it temporarily with a shim. The cherry finish looks okay from a distance, but up close it is visible that the color/finish has faded! Obviously, there is a very thin coat of stain. These cabinets are a nightmare and should all be replaced. I would NEVER buy another house with Merillat cabinets.

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Overall rating 
 
9.7
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0

Pretty good for the price

We have moved two times in the past 10 years & both homes have Merillat cabinets. Our most recent kitchen has Merillats Classic deluxe grade cabinets. They have the soft close doors & drawers which I love. We went with the Cherry upgrade this time around & the Armaretto finish looks amazing. Very rich with nice wood grain as well. They are not the best cabinets on the market but they fall right in the range we wanted to spend & have the options & quality we want as well.

Regards, Blake

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Overall rating 
 
2.3
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5.0
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1.0
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1.0
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5.0
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1.0
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Merillat Basics are junk!

We chose Merillat Basics, Homestead Birch for our new home and upgraded the drawers to dovetail and easy close. The fronts on these cabinets look good and are sturdy. That's where the good ends. The finish was so thin that it rubbed off in many places during installation. The sides of these cabinets are 3/8" pressboard with a photographic finish applied. The corners have flimsy supports that break away easily since they are just hot glued in place. The flimsy sides have a dado cut in them to receive the 1/4" back. As you can imagine, these break out easily too.
We would not have ordered these if we had seen the construction before hand. The cabinets in the showroom all have countertops on them so the construction is mostly hidden. When buying a home over 1/4 of a million dollars (not counting the land), you expect a certain level of quality. These cabinets are not it. I've gotten better from China!

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3.7
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
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6.0
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3.0
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3.0

13 year review

I purchased our Merillat cabinets in 2001. They looked good for the first 2 years. After year 3 the finish was pealing near the floor of one of the cabinets. I called Merillat and they sent a "repair" kit consisting of a paint stick an a tiny vial of paint. The problem is the paint is pealing.
By year 7 the hinges on 3 of the cabinets need to be replaced. I found replacement hinges but not from Merillat. At year 12 all of the cabinets are showing wear around the handles and knobs. The finish of some of the knobs has worn off. Lastly at year 15 (today), the front of one of pull out draws fell off. The cabinet front is mounted to the drawer by a particle board plate. This plate tore from the frame just by opening the drawer.
My advise is do not buy these cabinets if you expect long life from a cabinet.

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9.2
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9.0
Durability 
 
9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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10.0
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10.0

Merillat Review by a Professional Remodeler

I am a professional remodeler and home builder. I have built nearly 400 homes and completed 200 remodels with various lines of cabinets but my go to cabinet has always been Merillat Classic with deluxe construction. They offer a reasonable range of door style and colors given the price. The construction using the deluxe construction is as good as any box cabinet on the market. Merillat does offer a lower end of cabinets called the "Essential" series which are to be avoided. Their upper end called "Masterpiece" is very good high end semi-custom cabinet line but you can find better value elsewhere. I would highly recommend that anyone consider using the Merrilat Classic Series cabinets with deluxe construction option.

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Overall rating 
 
5.5
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6.0
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6.0
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5.0
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6.0
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5.0
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5.0

Mixed review, but overall I am disappointed

It is tough to give star ratings because I have mixed reviews for a couple of styles/finishes. The painted cabinets (mixed Masterpiece and Classic) I purchased have a nice finish (canvas color), but the stained Honey Maple Masterpiece cabinets are, frankly, unattractive. They have a rustic appearance and a few dark streaks that look like blemishes, but are wood variations that should have been avoided on Masterpiece quality cabinets. The quality of construction is good, but not great. A few drawer fronts seem loose, but won't tighten up with the screws, so I guess I will be adding/replacing screws. I had the Merrillat rep at my house to address a drawer box that was milled improperly, but he was hours late and my wife could only show him the drawer. He couldn't find the problem ??? and did some BS roller adjustment and left. The next day I grabbed a chisel, a shim, and some wood glue and fixed it, but this is ridiculous service for new cabinets. Also, the design program at the dealer seems complicated for old school sales people. 2 Masterpiece cabinets arrived 4 inches short because the toekick was deleted on the program. Unfortunately, this was on upper stacked cabinets that shouldn't have a toekick, but somehow the overall height was never recalculated properly. We agreed to add decorative panels to the top to allow for crown moulding, but this means more work for me. The remainder of my project involves stained cabinets and a custom closet - I think I will look at something other than Merrillat.

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1.7
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3.0
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1.0
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1.0
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3.0
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can't wait to get different cabinets

We bought a house that has Merillat Cabinets in it. The kitchen is newer- so not like this is a old kitchen. All I can say is the cabinets are Cheaply made- the door beneath the sink doesn't close all the way- there was a drawer where the front already was pulled off and shows signs of repairs. The cabinets themselves lack in over-all function. Small pullout drawers, deep cabinets- where a normal sized woman has difficulty reaching. In my old house we re-did the kitchen using Home Depot and the cabinets from there were a much higher quality then these. Can't wait till I have enough money to pull these cabinets out.

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3.0
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2.0
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6.0
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4.0
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Very POOR Quality

What you see in the samples is NOT what you get. The cabinets were received have very thin doors, colors don't match on all and the wood markings on the doors are really bad. Have reorderd a couple doors 3 times due to the color not being the same and all have been different colors. You would think if you always order "Birch - Kaffe" the would all be the same color. Can't believe a company doesn't stand behind their product and quality of their work. You never buy again or recommend them to anyone.

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4.2
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5.0
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1.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0

Poor quality veneer

I recently had a base cabinet and wall cabinet installed in a bathroom. My initial thoughts about the quality of the construction was that they were really no better then the cabinets you can purchase at Home Depot or Lowes. Solid wood front panels with lesser quality wood and veneer for the rest. The drawers are nice, but one of the drawer faces was badly aligned and one of the drawer locking mechanisms was defective. None of the drawer faces actually sit flush on the cabinet front when closed. The veneer finish is the worst I have ever seen. Prior to painting the walls I applied masking tape to the sides with veneer. When I removed the tape, numerous areas of the veneer pulled away from the panels. The veneer is so thin I can't even feel a ridge where the unfinshed "wood" was exposed. The contractor that insatlled them ensured me that they never saw this type of problem before. Not sure I beleive that one. The solution to the problem was to install soild wood panels on the exposed veneer sides. I was charged over $500 for the 24 inch wall cabinet so God knows what I paid for the base cabinet. Either way these cabinets are not worth the money.

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Overall rating 
 
9.8
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

Great quality

We build our house 16 years ago and put in Merillat cupboards . We installed white and I cannot complain about the finish it has maintained the white surface and we have had two hinges that needed replacement. We received the new hinges totally free of charge no questions asked. I feel the warranty is great!!! we were told it was a life time for the cupboards. I would definitely recommend them and I am totally pleased with the construction and quality. We are presently renovating our kitchen counter tops and I would not even consider replacing my cupboards they still look great!!

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terrible

The Classic cabinets are poorly made and horribly designed. What is displayed in the showroom is not what you will receive. The reps are extremely unhelpful when the bad cabinets arrive. This company should be ashamed of itself. Do not buy them under any circumstances. You will get better quality for half the price at the big box store like Home Depot or Lowe's or even Ikea. A huge waste of money. Perhaps they were a reputable brand once, but no longer.

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9.8
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

Have Merillat cabinets for 27 years & they still look great.

Ive had Merillat dark oak cabinets in my kitchen for 27 years now. The only real change is the wood darkend over the years which I guess is a natural characteristic with all woods. After 27 years I would love to change my cabinets to something more contemporary like Maple. But I can't get the heart to take out these cabinets & throw them.

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