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“Plastic” Cabinets For Shop & Home
Merle Miller builds cabinets, tables and moldings for shops, barns, lake homes, and pool houses. What sets him apart is the Marine-grade polymer building material he uses that makes it ideal for moist environments where wood molds and rots.
“It’s not flimsy plastic,” Miller notes. “My cabinet face frames are 3/4-in. polymer and the side panels are 1/2-in. thick. I strive to make cabinets that last a lifetime.”
Besides handling moisture, they are easy to clean. Many customers use a pressure washer, for example, to clean shop cabinets. Brake cleaner takes care of grease or stains.
At the same time, the cabinets are attractive enough to put in a home. He also makes sewing cabinets and an 8-ft. pull-out table that stores in a cupboard with leaf storage.
Gray has been a popular color, but Miller has a dozen colors to choose from including wood grain patterns. Using one color for the frame and another for the faces is also a decorative option.
Millers Custom Plastics in Nappanee, Ind., has grown steadily since Miller started his home-based business in 2019. Miller had experience building wooden cabinets as a teen before working at an RV factory. He recognized that plastic was an opportunity to offer something new and would allow more time at home with his family.
He’s already more than doubled his shop size and added a full-time employee. He has many repeat customers and is open to trying new ideas for custom orders.
“I’ve built for milk houses, horse barns and dog kennels. I’ve also built for children’s play areas, where they can clean off crayon and marker with brake cleaner,” he says.
His prices are similar to cabinets made with high-quality wood, Miller says. He ships to other states and works with homeowners and contractors for custom orders. He is in the process of selling wholesale and working with dealers. Besides cabinets and trim, he makes signs, clocks, mirrors and other items out of plastic.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Millers Custom Plastics, 27012 Co. Rd. 50, Nappanee, Ind., 46550 (ph 574-773-0569; www.millercustomplastics.com; Facebook: Miller Custom Plastics).

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