The past few weeks have proven fruitful in regards to productivity. Stage one in a large set of cabinetry is taking form, new work is on the floor and new plans are in the making. My awakened openness to people and situations is presenting opportunities in multiple directions.
I’ve been working on this set of cabinets for a few weeks. The cases are made from maple and will be painted white. Natural cherry wood accents will be present, tied together with a wall of pantry storage. There are numerous details present in this kitchen, from divided light upper cabinet doors to ball tip inset hinges. I’m working directly with the homeowner and her architect, so lots of ideas coming together on this one. I’m almost as excited as the homeowner, to see the final results.
The finger jointed shelf above the range, plays off the arts and crafts details in the house. It will also help in bringing some of the finished wood up onto the uppers. Once clear coated, it will really POP against the white. The wine rack will also be cherry, in a sea of white.
My go to euro hinges were nixed on this project, in favor of a more traditional ball tip leaf hinge. Though these can be faked with an add-on, all the upper cabinet doors have clear glass fronts. Seeing the shiny, bulky mechanism of a clip-on hinge would cheapen the look of the cabinetry. Makes my job a bit more challenging but that’s why I keep coming back.
This bathroom linen cabinet is also in the works. This homeowner wanted a brown cabinet for a remodel. I suggested instead of staining wood to look like something it’s not, pay a bit more and get a nice, clear coated wood cabinet. Knowing the client is into well crafted guitars makes me confident he will love the grain of this walnut cabinet.
Speaking of loving the grain, while at my suppliers getting material for this linen cabinet, I came across this sheet of plywood. Left by numerous others, due to the fact it was too crazy for cabinets. My impulse buying gene is weak, but I quickly snatched this up, none the less.
Figure it will be good for my next woodworking adventure. Seems there may be a combination of craftsmen, joining forces. Talk is definitely on the live edge table about marketing a line. As always, I’m excited to see what the future holds.