Total House Remodel

For this project, the contractor stripped the water-front home to the bare studs, reframed the roof to create vaulted interior spaces where flat 8-foot ceilings previously existed and asked us to provide new select alder cabinetry.   And here is the finished product!


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Faceframe or Frameless?

There are two general ways to build kitchen cabinets; with a faceframe or frameless.    Most custom shops do one or the other because the equipment needs for each are a little different.   Our shop builds faceframe cabinets, but occasionally, we are asked for a sleek european look that suggests frameless.   To meet the desires of those customers, we build a modified faceframe cabinet where the stiles and rails are minimized giving the cabinet the look of a frameless cabinet.   Here is a recently completed example in clear finished maple of this type of cabinet:

Clean design

Rustic Cabin

Here is a recently completed vacation home that features a unique door style and moderately distressed woodwork.   The cabinetry is done in rustic alder with a bronze walnut stain and Van Dyke Brown glaze.


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Range Hood with Walnut Inlays

Here is an attractive kitchen, in stained cherry, with an interesting range hood.   The most obvious fact is that there is a backlit piece of stained glass that matches the island pendant lights.   Secondly, the hood has a walnut inlay that complements the customer’s dining room table design.

Stained cherry kitchen

Backlit stained glass hood

Cabinet Styles

There are many ways of building face-frame cabinets.  Below are three sample cabinets we have prepared for customers that show the more common types.  

The center cabinet is a partial overlay cabinet in knotty alder with fingerpull edges on the doors and drawer fronts.   The space between the door and drawer is wide enough to slip your finger in and open the door without the need for pulls or knobs.

With the maple cabinet on the left, we have a more modern look where the space between door and drawer front is 1/4″.  This style requires that the plank-style door has a pull or knob, and it minimizes the amount of visible faceframe.

On the right is a flush inset style cabinet in knotty pine.   This particular sample was prepared for a historic mountain cabin where we were asked to replicate some existing artwork in our finish.