Latest kitchen done
These are a few pics I took on my way out the door on Friday afternoon.
I have no idea what the counters will be, but I imagine they will be granite. Hope you like it.
I still have to get pics from two other kitchens I built this year, but niether one are finished yet. One, I will throttle the owner. The other, some last minute changes, but the HO is a very nice person, so it’s no biggee(she’s buying).
Lookin good!!! What is the wood for the cabinets?
Love those fully inset doors. It looks like I see a bead next to the hinges - is that true? I'm thinking about laying down something like this for my kitchen - your work is very inspiring.
Great looking cabinets, if you got a close up of the details I'd like to see em, someone else mentioned it, is there a beading around the door, and what is the hinge?
Thanks and looks great.
Thanks for your compliments.
The wood is Poplar with white acrylic laquer finish. The interiors are my standard pre-finished Maple plywood. Door panels and draw fronts are MDF. The hinges are Amerock non-moritse style in satin nickle, as are the knobs&pulls.
The 3/16" bead in the openings was mitred in after the frames were built.
Thanks for the detail, very nice indeed.
Dave: Most excellent display of craftsmanship...thanks for sharing
Just doin' my job, Stan. Thanks.
"The 3/16" bead in the openings was mitred in after the frames were built."
Isn't that kind of cheating a little bit?
Cheating? I think not. This is a production job from a small(2-3 man) shop. Milling the bead on the frames ahead of time, then notching in the mitres during assembly would be way too time consuming, with inconsistant results being a definite possibilty.
The end result is more important to me than tradition or procedure, and the method I used gave me the best results in the least amount of time.
"The end result is more important to me than tradition or procedure, and the method I used gave me the best results in the least amount of time."
Can't agree more. Dave, just teasing. Keep up the good work.
I knew that. ;^} Thanks.
Edited 9/30/2003 4:55:21 PM ET by DAVEHEINLEIN
Looks great! I especially like the little "3rd level" top cabinets with glass. I need to do something similar in my kitchen for the stuff you need to store, but rarely use. I'll probably flip the door styles, though - glass mid-level, solid up high. My wife has to use a step stool already to reach the stuff in the regular upper cabinets :-)
Great kitchen. So am I out of line in asking what you charged?You get out of life what you put into it......minus taxes.
Just under 20K
Again, beautiful job. I assume you spray the finish. What kind do you use and what recommendations would you have for someone doing it for the first time? Thanks.
I used Oxford Matte White PSL, with a satin clear PSL(premium spray laquer) for a top finish coat. The primer used was Bin water base primes.
Tips? 1. sand between coats with 320 grit wet/dry paper.
2. be sure your gun is atomising the fluid properly(use plenty of pressure).
3. I use the little rubber contoured sanding blocks(Tadpoles) found in ww stores.
Details, details, details. Look at the side panel and yes definitely the bead around the doors. Beautiful.