BUSINESS: Cabinet Cures

cabinet curesDon Childress, owner of Cabinet Cures, Edmond’s newest cabinet remodeling company, opened its doors in May 2011. He now has three employees plus a designer working for him as well as a shop and design showroom located at 129 W. First St., in the heart of downtown Edmond.

Childress decided to start his own business and get back to a lifelong passion of working with wood after many years of working in the corporate world. “I loved to work with wood as a child. I fell into corporate management and sales as an adult. When a friend pointed out this business, it stuck. I knew this was a way to get back to where I wanted to be all along,” he explained.

“Cabinet Cures is based on a unique system using water-based stains and lacquers with very low VOCs that are non-intrusive in the home. This allows us to provide quick turnaround and high-quality, custom finishes,” Childress explained. “We don’t just put up new wood in the case of a reface. We put a beautiful finish on, that is guaranteed for a decade. Nobody else does that.”

Cabinet Cures can reshape the look of an existing cabinet. If a customer likes the shape, Cabinet Cures can work with the existing patina of the wood by stripping it and then giving it a beautiful, brand-new stain and lacquer finish. Childress provides before-and-after examples of stripped and refinished cabinets in his design showroom.

“Our forte is not building new cabinetry. Of course, we are willing to do some light reconfigurations. We simply wish to make your old cabinetry look like new, and even add functionality. So if you like the footprint of your kitchen or bathroom cabinets, we don’t want to rip them all out. We want to make them look beautiful again,” he said and adds, “It’s a very environmentally conscious, or ‘green’ solution.”

Any remodeling project can be a daunting process. His designer, Ashley Lacks, is certified by the International Interior Design Association and attended the University of Oklahoma studying environmental design. Lacks helps customers sort through the infinite number of options including 286 stain colors, lacquers, cabinet fixtures, molds and cabinet-facing styles. The stains are custom mixed, water-based, and guaranteed for a decade of wear. In the design showroom, they have approximately 70 styles of doors on display, but there are literally hundreds available. Together, Childress and Lacks guide customers through cabinet door options while being mindful of cost, often comparing similar styles for additional savings.

Available extras include under-the-counter add-ons like slide-out shelves, drawer boxes and hidden European door hinges, among others, most on display in the showroom.

Call 285-5700 to schedule a free consultation. For more information and recommendations, visit

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