I worked at Lowes years ago & the ones we sold definitely were not solid wood. And were usually bought to put in mobile homes & rentals. I think I've seen online websites for RTA cabinets, and they look really good. I hope they are real wood & better construction now. That would be a great money saving way to get new good looking cabinets for someone who is handy. For what it's worth the ones Lowes had didn't look bad, they were just all particle board & poorly boxed & usually damaged from all the handling done through Lowes' system. Nothing against Lowes, it's just what it is.