Thursday, February 23, 2017

Old School

A few pictures from our year in Slovakia. This was one of the ways I kept myself busy- the entrance to Emilia's house. The wood came from the forest behind the village, the roofing had been sitting in the backyard for the last 20 years.

One more of Pani Kuba. A WW2 veteran and great admirer of Emilia (Silvia's Mother).
Mr. Kuba watches patiently as a man  less then half his age manages to do half the work in twice the time. I have blisters on my fingers almost immediately.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Ballard Kitchen Remodel

Sometimes I kick myself for not taking the before pictures. Just try to imagine the kitchen cabinets painted orange. Most of the original cabinetry is original with new doors and drawers.  The kitchen nook is entirely new.
This was fun. Sometimes its a shame to cover an interesting structural element-it's hidden under the skin.
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Cabinetry - Projects

 "House Jewelry".  Some of it is cabinetry, some of it a facelift of existing woodwork. Most of it is built in the shop, however, so that on sight dust and disruption is kept to a minimum.

Had to include this. Built for a school fundraiser it is the only "vertical chessboard" I've ever (will ever?) built. Chess pieces were painted by my son's classmates:)

The Bigger Projects

Sometime I worry that potential customers think that all I do is cabinetry and design. In reality, almost all of my "house jewelry' is is a part of larger, structural improvements top homes. Biggest of my earliest projects -my own home. Built soon after I officially started my business in 2000.

Of course kitchens are the most common of the larger projects.......

unlike those in the one pictured above, the kitchen cabinets below are completely custom (built in my shop)

while those pictured below were a "facelift" (new doors/drawers and trim) with a custom nook.... 


Sometimes the project is the an entire exterior renovation with a brand new deck (with integral dry storage)

And occasionally an entire store (Seattle Cutlery)

This last year has been largely occupied by the renovation of two basements and extensive work done to a Lake Union Houseboat.........all three the subject of an upcoming blog:)