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Project by Dustin posted 1435 days ago 2056 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been the most challenging kitchen job I’ve done so far. A fairly large kitchen, three vanities, book shelves around the fire place, an island, and washroom cabinets. I loved it.
We learned very quickly that it is easier to spray stain than it is to wipe it on. Duh
Anyway, we have a bunch of cabinets with drawers inside them. That was fun.
It was the installation of this kitchen that seemed to take the longest.
As far as what I bid on this job, it was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too low.
Knotty Alder with Old American Minwax stain and Chem Aqua Laquer by Sherwin Williams.





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 1435 days ago

Nice work. Live and learn on the bidding process. Just don’t make the next wayyyyyyyyyy tooooooooo high because of it :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1435 days ago

Great looking kitchen. Well done for sure.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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workerinwood

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#3 posted 1435 days ago

Beautiful job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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489tad

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#4 posted 1435 days ago

Great job!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Vince

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#5 posted 1435 days ago

Very nice

-- Vince

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 1435 days ago

came out looking great!

were you able to make at least some profit off of it? or was it that low?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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rivergirl

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#7 posted 1434 days ago

Beeeyooootiful.. Sorry about the low bid… but now you have a great photo of a challenging custom kitchen to add to your portfolio so next time you won’t have to be the low bidder. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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kine97/Theresa

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#8 posted 1434 days ago

Great Job! Good looking kitchen, your customer should be happy.

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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RexMcKinnon

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#9 posted 1434 days ago

Hope you got something out of it. Great kitchen.

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

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KnotWright

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#10 posted 1431 days ago

You keep making cabinets like that, you’re going to get a reputation! A VERY GOOD reputation.

-- James

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 1038 days ago

Beatiful kitchen.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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