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Figured Ropey Cherry Kitchen

Listing #300   Listed on: 03/07/2006

Company Name: RyanFigured Ropey Cherry Kitchen I built for a customer. Kitchen features Antique Granit couter tops, Rope turnings, figured veneer core pannel doors, solid maple dovetailed drawers, Cherry veneer core interior and much much more!

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Display cabinet with glass doors and Microwave cabinet

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Stove and Side rope turnings

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Vent Hood

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Rope Turnings and Wine Rack

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Corner Cabinet


Viewer Comments:

Posted By: Joe Dusel     [03/07/2006]

You built that kitchen for a client? Geez, I didn't think you could get a client to pay for that kind of quality. Nice job.


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Posted By: Tom McIntosh     [03/07/2006]

The cabinets look great but they really have to get rid of all the white power outlet covers. They stand out way too much.

Posted By: Shaun     [03/08/2006]

I agree with Tom those outlet covers do stand out and I do not like the rope extension/bar legs even though i like the rope accents beside the range/oven unit and the cabinets look awesome!

Posted By: David Heath     [03/08/2006]

Absolutely gorgeous! Good job.

Posted By: JeffD     [03/09/2006]

I agree with everthing said above....great work!

Tell your client to replace the outlets with brown one's, and get Baldwin outlet covers in antique brass to match the lighting fixture finish. That wil be the icing on the cake.

Posted By: RyanB     [03/10/2006]

I am very happy my self how it turned out. Not bad for a part time night time job huh! I have no made up my mind that I want to do this full time though! after doing 5 kitchens I have the hang of things and think I got the pricing and everything down. Anyone want to take a guess at the price? or what you think its worth?


Posted By: bill     [03/10/2006]

Very nice job. One question regarding the slide in range. How much clearance did you leave on the sides of the range where they meet each base cabinet side. I'm getting ready to add one to my kitchen and the mfg's guide says two inches on each side.
Again, nice job.

Posted By: RyanB     [03/10/2006]

The stove was exactly 30" wide and I made the opening 30 1/2" wide. Leaving 1/4" on either side. Slid in nice! The granit was made flush with the edge of the cabinets and the stove top hangs over the granit 1/2" and gives a very nice clean look. I was amazed at how nice this turned out.


Posted By: paul gehlsen     [03/10/2006]

Very nice.
Question: where did you get the spiral columns??? Or did you make them?
Keep up the good work.

Posted By: RyanB     [03/10/2006]

I had the turnings made. They turned out really nice and the price was right! here is a website for the place I got them Dougs Turnings...great guy to deal with. Out of Ontario but with the price of the $ it might be cheap for USA customers


Posted By: Mitch     [03/10/2006]

Ryan, wonderful job! I am sitting here with my fiance and she is amazed at the kitchen "Love it Love it, want it!" was her response...i'm in the same boat you are, just doing my test kitchens now and considering leaving the computer industry to do exactly what you are doing. I'm all tooled up and ready to go (I could even turn those columns for you if you need more). Have been teaching at the CT Valley school of woodworking for a couple years now and just need to get my business head on straight. The question that came to mind reading your posting and the one on the business forum is, Why, with this quality of work, are you hesitant at going full time? Intriguing question after looking at this fine work...

Posted By: Molloy Studios     [03/11/2006]


Now thats a kitchen! To answer your care to make a guess, well thats a little hard. But it is just a guess, so lets see. It looks to be around 30 to 36 lf so if this is right in my studio I would be asking for $45/55,000.00, tops are extra..


Posted By: gleno     [03/12/2006]

Nice Job ! Impressive for 5th kitchen. The only thing i would have done different is the hood design-

Posted By: Brian Sheldon     [03/12/2006]

The wood is beautiful, and you did a very nice job finishing the work. Like many said, I agree the ropes were too much under where the wine rack is, but if the client is happy that is what is important. Sometimes you have to build things even you don't agree with, but they want, so I understand. :) Awesome work.

Posted By: Redneck     [03/13/2006]

Corbels are to bulky, the wine rack looks out of place, and the pulls don't do those fine looking cabinets justice.

Posted By: kol     [03/14/2006]

rednecks got it. don't get me wrong it is nice woodwork but I think someone got a D- in design school. nice finish though.

Posted By: RyanB     [03/14/2006]

Well, I totally agree with you on those points... I fortunatly wasn't the disigner (they had there interior decorator "GUIDE" them thru it picking stuff out. I personally thought the large turnings were over kill also. With all the figure in the grain its just to much. When you walk past the kitchen looking out the corner of your eye it looks as if the kitchen is moving there is so much figure!

I did really enjoy building this though. My next one I am working on right now is going into a timber frame home. Its flat panel shaker style that is sandblasted to give alot of caracter and depth. The samples I made turned out really well.


Posted By: Brian Sheldon     [03/14/2006]

Figures, usually the carpenters and contractors that get their hands dirty design impressive stuff. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate designers, I like architects, but I hate interior designers. Most do some wild stuff and make stupid costly decisions for home owners and go to certain extremes on projects, sometimes to boost their own image. You did a beautiful job, and like I said, you did what the client wanted and that's what counts. I know one thing I have learned is you have to put your own personal opinions and values aside when dealing with situations with interior designers; that is of course different if you are very well known. I know of some well known wood workers that will not be flexible, and if they don't like certain decisions or styles, they simply won't use them period because they don't have to.

Nice work.

Posted By: Jeff Book     [03/16/2006]

So you never told us how much. Fine looking cabinets. Jeff B.

Posted By: RyanB     [03/16/2006]

Oh, Sorry...There is a HUGE discussion on this going on in the business area and thought most would see it there.

It was $28K CDN though for the cabinets without the countertops.


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