Semi-Custom vs. Custom Cabinets

Dalton Carpet-7912Dalton Carpet One is proud to be a dealer of the semi-custom cabinet line, Wellborn. We’re often asked what differentiates our cabinets from custom cabinets. The answer is: not much at all!

Wellborn offers more than 50 door styles, 6 wood species, and more than 60 finishes. This includes a vast assortment of stains, paints, glazes, and finishing techniques that range over a variety of design styles. We also offer a multitude of construction options and copious storage solutions.

Wellborn is family owned and operated in Ashland, Alabama. Once your order is placed, dedicated workers in these facilities carefully craft the cabinets, resulting in durability and great craftsmanship. Essentially, the same process as if you were working with a custom cabinet shop. They are all built, sanded, and finished by hand with high standards and a quality control department that ensures these standards are met.

Another great benefit of our semi-custom cabinet line is the guaranteed turnaround time. Wellborn keeps a very strict schedule on production and operate within a 3-4 week timeframe. This gives us control over the scheduling of your project and is, in general, a shorter time frame than you would experience with a custom shop.

There are some misconceptions that these cabinets, sometimes referred to as “pre-fab” or “manufactured,” are considered cheap, or of low quality. We do indeed have an economical entry-level line through Wellborn that would meet the needs of those with a smaller budget, but not all of our cabinets would fit in that category. Also keep in mind that not all custom cabinets are created equal. There are a lot of very skilled carpenters that create beautiful custom cabinets with amazing craftsmanship, but there are also “custom cabinet” guys that use subpar materials & machinery that don’t always create quality cabinets. As you can see, there are many blurred lines between the different types of cabinets available to you.

Essentially, there are very few things that can’t be achieved by working with our semi-custom cabinet line. A visit to our showroom will give you a glimpse in what can be created for your home and will get your creativity flowing. Our designers are able to tailor to your tastes and desires to create the kitchen and bath of your dreams!

For more information on the products shown here or any other flooring or cabinet products available at Dalton Carpet One, visit our showroom on Atlanta Highway in Athens, call 706.353.0547, or visit our website at

–Written by Lauren Harrell, Kitchen & Bath Designer at Dalton Carpet One Floor & Home