Anybody know if you need a contractor's license to build and sell cabinet doors/drawers in CA

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Forum topic by barringerfurniture posted 11-21-2014 12:58 AM 1420 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-21-2014 12:58 AM

Would it just be a C-6 like a cabinet and millwork contractor? I know a lot of cabinet shops outsource their doors and drawers. Are these vendors they outsource to required to have contractor’s licenses if all they build are doors and drawers? Anybody know for sure?

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA

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#1 posted 11-21-2014 01:14 AM

I think the cost of proper tooling wood make this a tough market to get into. Large company such as Decor there in CA would make it hard on the small guy to compete. I have no idea about any CA license requirements.

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#2 posted 11-21-2014 01:38 AM

Thanks Jerry. Just an idea I’m pondering because I know a few remodel contractors who occasionally build and install built-ins and they always order their doors and drawers.

I’m basically set up to do it on a small scale for people I know. A drum sander would be nice.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA

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#3 posted 11-21-2014 01:41 AM

As long as you are NOT installing your work.
If you are thinking of refacing you will need to be licensed.
FWIW, I have a C-6 license.
Good luck Scott.

-- I'll bulid your dream,you tear it down.

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#4 posted 11-21-2014 03:29 AM

Drees wood products also makes doors and drawers.In just about every style and wood on planet earth.
Its just mind boggling.Ive ordered from them. To save time and cost.Its kinda embarrassing cause I can make a nice doors.Just not as cheap.Aj

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#5 posted 03-20-2015 04:28 AM

Rick Bailey is correct. If you are a manufacture of a product but do not install then no contractor license is needed.

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