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David Grimes

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#1 posted 06-22-2011 06:32 AM

Good question, Chris. I agree totally with all above answers.

I have a real life fresh (today) example of what I consider a custom project: A customer’s very small bathroom currently has a small hanging mirror and wall mount light over the 24” vanity cabinet. She needs more storage.

We began making her a 54” wide (wall to wall over both the existing vanity and toilet) by 36” high by 7” overall depth cabinet that will have two pairs of mirrored (inset within the raised outer panels) doors and the top 6” x 54” of the face is free to install her light onto the cabinet (because if left on the wall the light would shine down on top of the cabinet). It will be painted semi-gloss alkyd trim white with hidden cup hinges.

Fancy ? Not really, but it will look nice. Custom because it is made exactly FOR the customer’s application, it would likely not work anywhere else, and it will be one we will probably never exactly do again.

I may post it as a project and I would certainly use the term custom in its description.


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