The sink base cabinet worked out fine so he'll go ahead and build the other two. That is such a relief. It will cost us a few hundred instead of a few thousand. We estimate that the insurance claim will only pay out $500, if that, due to our deductible. Lesson learned - don't bother with insurance, just get the job done. We were delayed 3 days getting the soaking wet floor out of there!
I had an idea this morning about what to use to "waterproof" the cabinets against a future water disaster. My son sprayed some sort of "rubberized paint" on his car's wheels. It is amazing stuff. It can be peeled off but not without quite a bit of effort. So it really "sticks". I think it would be perfect to spray on the bottom and inside of the newly built cabinets!
Here's the reason we won't be reusing, even temporarily, the damaged cabinets:
Here's the disaster that is our kitchen:
The funny paint job made us laugh though. We had forgotten about that! We painted the kitchen a light green, but it looked awful once we got the cabinets and countertops installed, so we repainted it the darker green - post installation.
I'd really like to go back to bed and have it all magically repaired when I wake up. But I guess I'll go to work and leave hubby to the disaster in the kitchen.