When husband-and-wife design/build partners Bill and Sarah Shideler remodeled their own kitchen, it was a lesson in both compromise and penny-pinching. One of the biggest money-savers, aside from their own sweat equity, was mail-order knock-down cabinets. Sarah has updated the list, most of which appeared in Sven Hanson's article Mix and Match: Mail Order Cabinets, and added additional sources you should know about as well. Along with ordering advice, she includes a list of cabinet box, door, and drawer suppliers.
To learn more about the Shideler kitchen remodel, read Thrifty Solutions for an Outdated Kitchen from Fine Homebuilding Issue # 190 (Oct/Nov 2007) pp. 54-57.