|Project by Lee A. Jesberger||posted 07-09-2007 01:06 AM||5078 views||15 times favorited||72 comments|
A client was having a new house built and wanted several rooms fitted out with cabinets.
The wood used is Mahoany, and the veneer is Quilted Makore. (it seems that we had a run of clients who chose the same materials).
The construction techniques are pretty much the same as are typical in this type of work. Instead of raised panels, we used flat panels.
The substrate used was 1/4” M.D.F., covered with veneer on both sides. Since our stile and rail cutters are designed for 1/4” panels, I had a shaper cutter set made to allow for the added thickness of the veneers. While the initial investment in the cutter was a little steep, the time saved from then on more than paid for the set.
A lot of client choose flat panels, so the cutter gets pretty heavy use. It is worth the extra money to have a good set made.
The large crown moldings were purchased from an outside supplier. While it seems a little strange for a cabinet shop to buy the moldings, the cost of buying them is actually cheaper than us making them. That also frees us up for other things, and allows the job to proceed at a quicker pace.
This house interior was designed by K Gallery.