Harry DeVrieze [07/28/2011]
Very nice work. One comment. The right hand door above microwave. Client accepted it? In all six views of it it remains totally different in color.
Jatoba is a nice wood We've used it on several occasions without any problems.
Why the columns at the tub? They seem to be a little clumsy. I think I would maybe put a cap at the top to finish them a little more. As for the kitchen, it is beautiful.
As far as that door goes, I had to rebuild that specific door and the color change has not fully caught up with the rest of the doors. The columns for the tub were not my idea, I just built everything as I was specified. I had nothing to do with the install!
B.H. Davis [08/13/2011]
Nice looking project.
You might bring that off color door to the aged tone of the others by placing it out in the sun. You would have to cover the frame (it looks darker already) and be VERY CAREFUL with who long you leave it exposed. If Jatoba works anything like cherry though it will darken relatively quickly.
Your project looks amazing. I've been in kitchen cabinets 30 years and can tell you they are magnificent. Listen to no one. Let your wife and her girlfriends be the judge. About the grains? They are gorgeous, don't touch a thing. The quality and in fact the authenticity of real wood lies in that very grain pattern.
Bob Schmidt [08/17/2011]
Make no excuses. This looks great! Thanks for sharing.
rusty borders [08/17/2011]
Very, very nice. Where do you buy the Brazilian cherry and jatoba. I live in central Indiana.
I found jatoba to be very hard. I had to predrill my pocket hole screws! I also had some boards that wouldn't glue together-they resisted the glue. But you have a very nice looking kitchen.
This is the most magnificent set of cabinets I have seen in my entire life. you have some real talent. You deserve a lot more then just to be featured on this website.
Results like this are why I don't let anyone call me a cabinet builder..yet! Thanks for sharing!
Love working with cherry, only seem to do about one or two a year though. Like the work, not crazy about the micro/stove corner idea. But overall great project.
Love the corner micro/stove idea, makes use of otherwise wasted space.
Did you have any trouble with gluing? What type of hardwood floors did you use?