To find secondhand cabinets at a good price, home owners can visit thrift stores or browse online listings to find deals. Another option is the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a nationwide non-profit store and donation center specializing in home improvement items.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is where the company processes donations of new or gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances. Items that can't be used in current building projects are turned around and offered to the public at thrift store prices, and the money is used to support Habitat's mission.
Major thrift store chains, such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army, often carry furniture and may occasionally have cabinets. Calling ahead to check what the store has in stock may be a good idea before setting out in person.
Searching for a local architectural or demolition salvage store may be another way to go. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is one of the only major nationwide chains of this type, but many areas, particularly urban areas, feature independent shops that carry cabinets and other items donated or rescued from demolished houses.
Internet sites such as Craigslist or eBay often offer home improvement items, though the buyer should always be wary when purchasing directly from a private party.