Years ago I was introduced to cabinet making from my old boss. He started out as a cabinet maker by trade, and did a lot of kitchen cabinets, builtins, custom offices and libraries. As his helper carpenter I became pretty adept at, running material through the table saw, making cut lists, assembly, and of course making doors. I remember a lot of sanding, hauling, and installation.
Today one of the aspects of my business is building and providing custom cabinetry, bookshelves, builtins, and bench seats that are either new, or to match existing architecture. As a part of an over all kitchen remodel Im contracting, these cabinets first started with design ideas working with the client, in available space, and matching architecture.
These photos below are a good example of full sized drawings on the walls, and the tight spaces Im usually working with.
In the shop before building cabinets, field measurements need to be converted to as built drawings for verification and reference for shop work. This cabinet project consisted of a base and upper cabinet, a refrigerator cabinet, a hood fan, appliance panels, and modifications to existing cabinets for drawers and some doors. Below are a few photos showing progress work in the shop.
Not only am I building the cabinets, I am also doing the installation. This give me a lot of control over quality of workmanship, and personalized design service right through the project, even if changes need to be made on the fly in the shop. I have a lot of remodel management and communication experience, so typically, as Im working as a craftsman cabinet builder or any other carpentry for that matter, I can communicate in real time in cooperation with my clients. With modern technology I professionally take advantage of being able to do this. Also clients are more than welcome to stop by the shop, and many do just to feel a part of the story. Feel free to contact me anytime with your unique built in custom cabinets, Id be happy to hear from you.
Finished project photos below.
Here is a little photo of one end of my work shop.