Well I have to admit that I started this blog as like just a one off thing and was just going to leave it at that, but after hundreds of emails begging me to carry on with it, I shall.
ps, thks mom, but stop spamming my email account……
So onto cabinets and cupboards made in Thailand, now this is the fitted stuff not your mfi gear.
Cabinets and cupboards etc are made using veneered ply wood and 2 by 1 inch plinths as supports, now some of this stuff actually looks quite good, but to my mind it seems quite expensive, i mean when a counter starts at 8,000baht per meter length using ply wood that costs 500baht per sheet and untreated 2 by 1inch wood it does seem a bit much, OK its quite labour intensive and there is a good profit in it, shame its an illegal business for farangs..
I also know of several teak furniture manufacturers, now using real teak wood nearly doubles the cost, but this is real teak wood, ie stuff that gets passed down from generation to generation, the old veneered ply stuff you will probably chuck out after five years or so, so its quite obvious in what to invest your money into.
Also you will find many kitchen manufacturers here that supply euro style kitchens, the only problem with these of course is that the carcas is made from mdf board, now this country is hot and humid and the floors are mopped everyday, yep that mdf is like a sponge and expands like nobodies business, the best way to get round this is to put a tile/marble/granite or real wood skirt round the whole of the base of all the kitchen units, it actually looks quite nice, well as long as its granite.
Kitchens are pretty damn expensive and here is a real expensive one.