Cherry condo kitchen

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jesse Friesen posted 09-28-2009 09:07 AM 2236 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The latest finished kitchen. Cherry cabinets with a clear lacquer, pantry with pull outs and a blind corner unit. I was able to reuse her countertops since they were in great shape and utilize her undermount sink which she already had instead of paying big bucks for a new one. This was a fun install. One wall was concrete and the other was metal studs. Oh well, they turned out great and the customer was very happy. I also included pic of the cabinets before.

7 comments so far

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27250 posts in 3845 days

#1 posted 09-28-2009 12:26 PM

This is a vast improvement in the looks of the kitchen. Putting the before shot in here is a good idea that shows how much the room has been transformed. The door style and hardware look good and taking the upper cabinets to the ceiling was a good idea. This gives more storage room and eliminates the inevitable dust collection.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

View cbMerlin's profile


100 posts in 3444 days

#2 posted 09-28-2009 12:26 PM

Very, very nice. I really like the pantry. Great lighting. I like the glass fronts. Looks like you able to increase storage as well. Good job!!!!!! Dramatic improvement!

FYI – I was able to get a 16g undermount double bowl stainless steel sink with drain hardware, sink grids & mini strainer basket from Galaxy Tool Supply for $180 + free shipping. Their prices & quality are better than sinks I’ve seen at 2-3x the price. They also list their sinks on E-bay as a “But it Now, or “Make Offer” listing. I made an offer & got it for the $180. It lists on their web site at $220, still a great price.

-- Sawdust looks better in the garage than cars, explain that to your wife!

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13345 posts in 3697 days

#3 posted 09-28-2009 01:22 PM

Nice looking kitchen!

View Jesse Friesen's profile

Jesse Friesen

178 posts in 3445 days

#4 posted 09-28-2009 04:19 PM

Thanks for the comments. I should have clarified it before. It’s not the sink that would have cost alot more, it’s new countertops with an undermount sink. When someone wants laminate countertops with an undermount sink around here they can easily add on $1000 to the price of the countertops. Most of that is just for the corian ring. I also had to take the uppers to the ceiling in the kitchen because the ceiling was only 84” in there. It would have looked really funny if I didn’t.

View Kindlingmaker's profile


2656 posts in 3550 days

#5 posted 09-28-2009 10:17 PM

A wonderful job and the new look is amazing to the old…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

View RexMcKinnon's profile


2593 posts in 3219 days

#6 posted 09-30-2009 04:44 PM

What a difference. Great job.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

View HarleySoftailDeuce's profile


320 posts in 3443 days

#7 posted 10-02-2009 12:27 PM

Wow! Now that kichen is functional and beautiful.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics