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    Painted Kitchen

    This is the job that's been keeping me awake all summer!

    It's probably the most complicated project I've ever undertaken from the most demanding client I've ever had. To compound matters, she's also pregnant! I don't think I need to elaborate on the difficulties this can result in...

    Anyway, we finally got finished the other day so here are the piccies:





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    You know what though, after completing this I fear nothing!!!

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    Duncan if I could choose from a thousand kitchens this is the one I would choose.
    I have never seen a kitchen I like as much. It's as if it was made just for me.

    I Love it!!!!!
    Beautiful work

    DT

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    duncan, it looks like this one was worth the effort!! great job on all accounts. especially dealing with the customer and still completing an A+++ job.

    did you do the finishing as well. it looks excellent. i wish painters around here did that good of a job.

    thanks for sharing.

    chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Mire View Post
    duncan, it looks like this one was worth the effort!! great job on all accounts. especially dealing with the customer and still completing an A+++ job.

    did you do the finishing as well. it looks excellent. i wish painters around here did that good of a job.

    thanks for sharing.

    chris
    Thanks Chris,

    All our painting is done in-house. I'm lucky enough to have a 500 sq ft spray-shop in an adjoining building to the main workshop and a qualified finisher with 20 years experience behind him.

    Call me a control freak but I wouldn't like to farm out such an important part of the process!

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    Outstanding kitchen, Duncan!

    HOW do you go about designing a kitchen? Do you use a computer to do the layout AND the cabinet design?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Navas View Post
    Outstanding kitchen, Duncan!

    HOW do you about designing a kitchen? Do you use a computer to do the layout AND the cabinet design?


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    In this case Al, the client provided plans that she had drawn up in precise detail. I just had to follow them. To be fair, for a novice she had done an excellent job and it made my life a little easier.

    Normally though, I just use a pencil and lots of paper! I've tried Sketchup and will try it again but so far I still find it quicker to do things the old way.

    Funnily enough, I find that clients quite like it that I draw out a design by hand rather than on a laptop - it goes with the image I like to portray of the artisan craftsman plying his ancient trade.

    I very rarely do proper drawings of cabinets. Like most makers I have my standard method of construction that I stick to and just adjust the measurements accordingly. I do use a spreadsheet for compiling my cutting lists, however - for cabinets and for doors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Taylor View Post
    Duncan if I could choose from a thousand kitchens this is the one I would choose.
    I have never seen a kitchen I like as much. It's as if it was made just for me.

    I Love it!!!!!
    Beautiful work

    DT
    Hey Don, I'll build you one!

    Ship it out and come over with the family & fit it with you while they do the theme parks!

    $50,000?

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    Duncan

    I like everything about the kitchen except for those two pillars, they seem to intrude into a very clean design.

    Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Cheslett View Post
    Thanks Chris,

    All our painting is done in-house. I'm lucky enough to have a 500 sq ft spray-shop in an adjoining building to the main workshop and a qualified finisher with 20 years experience behind him.

    Call me a control freak but I wouldn't like to farm out such an important part of the process!
    no i wouldn't call you a control freak...just a good craftsman!!!

    do you mind telling me what type of paint the finish is? or is it even paint?

    thanks
    chris

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    Awesome job, Duncan

    I do have to agree that the dark columns are a bit.....different. Customer request/design? Any comments on them? Like Chris, I'm interested in the paint you used.

    Overall, a very very nice kitchen.

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