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Designs & Projects of Chad Reitan

Listing #782   Listed on: 07/17/2007

Company Name: Chad Reitan Fine Woodworking, Inc.

Contact Name:   Chad Reitan
If you would like to see more examples of our work please feel free to check out our new website at www.chadreitan.com

Thank You,
Chad


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Entry door w/ stained glass panel

 
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Veneer detail @ Walnut home office

 
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Built in Captians bed and bookcases

 
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Koa and Walnut aquarium cabinetry

 
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Walnut bedroom built-ins and wall paneling

 
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Walnut home office

 
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Library bookcases and pocket doors shown opened

 
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Radius front bookcase

 
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Detailed paint grade bookcase

 
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Cherry entertainment center

 
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European laminate kitchen

 
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Architectural wall paneling project

 
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Radius front glass and pocket door display cabinet

 
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Radius front pedestal style desk unit

 
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Vertical Grain Douglas Fir European kitchen

 
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Cherry Kitchen

 
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Cherry bookcase

 
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Walnut entertainment room

 
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Leather top Mahogany free standing desk

 
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Cherry pantry door

 
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Curved Maple entertainment center & bookcases

 
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Cherry home office/library

 
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Vertical Grain Douglas Fir European vanity

 
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Beaded inset kitchen cabinetry

 
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Cherry entertainment center

 
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Afircan Mahogany home office

 
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Walnut home office veneer details

 
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Library bookcases and pocket doors shown closed

 
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Cherry, Mahogany and Maple kitchen

 
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Mahogany bookcase cabinetry

 
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Double curved front bookcases

 
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Beech entertainment center

 
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Walnut European kitchen

 
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Vertical Grain Douglas Fir bookcase

 
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Leather upholstered bench seating & Glass top table

 
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Cherry kitchen

 
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Maple & figured Makore living room tables set

 
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Cherry handrailing

 
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Rift Sawn White Oak bookcases & mantle

 
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Stainless and Mahogany entry door

 
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African Mahogany library

 
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Glass and Mahogany stairway

 
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Alder inset beaded kitchen

 
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Paint grade entertainment center

 
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Walnut furniture style vanity

 
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Furniture style vanity

 
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Mahogany furniture style vanity

 
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Curved front Walnut Vanity

 
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Curved Sapele kitchen bar with underlit Onyx bartop

 
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Built in bathroom cabinetry

 
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Sapele Entertainment Center with Reversica rotational TV hardware

 
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Cherry Kitchen and Enclosure

 
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Large built in Vanity w/ underlighted glass top

 
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Walnut radius front double vanity

 
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Suspended Walnut vanity with chip carved faces

 
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Suspended Mahogany Vanity

 
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Teak Exterior Cabinet with Azek Weather proof cases

 
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Curved front Sapele Vanity and wall panel detail

 
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Arched top Alder entertainment center with TV lift. 1 of matching pair.

 
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African Mahogany Entry Door

 
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Ebonized Oak hutch with glazed finish

 
Viewer Comments:


Posted By: Rob C     [07/18/2007]
Chad,
Beautiful and amazing work.


Posted By: ken C     [07/19/2007]
One word - WOW!


Posted By: mainzy     [07/26/2007]
you ROCK!!!!


Posted By: Matt Worner     [07/30/2007]
Wonderful work. Craftsmanshship is NOT dead. Thanks for showing.


Posted By: Paul Caughey     [08/01/2007]
Are your curved door fronts all coopered and do you make them yourself or outsource? Outstanding work any way you "slice" it.


Posted By: Chad Reitan     [08/01/2007]
We actually do both. We make some and outsource some. It really depends on the job and the details. If you can find a good supplier its almost a "no brainer" cost wise. Its finding the good supplier that is the hard part. I will be posting a job here in the next couple of months that we are just finishing the install on in Hawaii. The whole kitchen is oval staring with the island and working out. We made all the eliptical doors both (concave and convex) here in order to bookmatch all the panels in the kitchen, as they all came out of one log.


Posted By: Chris Le Grand     [09/28/2007]
This is some of the most amazing work I have ever seen. As a novice woodworker thinking about entering the trade, I can't decide if this inspires me or makes me want to quit. Truly awe inspiring work.


Posted By: Joel McCoy     [10/06/2007]
I am a 26 year old cabinet shop owner. I am truly inspired by your portfolio. Pretty much exlusive work you've posted. I have some questions I hope you may eventually answer. How long did it take to develop your self and business from the humble beginings to now? How many employees? Was this your vision from the start or did your skills and equipment evolve into the ability to put out this calibur of high end work? And if you could offer a young business owner 3 golden nuggets of adviceeither what to do or what not to do, please share! Amazing craftsmanship.


Posted By: Rav     [11/04/2007]
Amazing work! How would you even go about making a door like the stainless entry dooor?


Posted By: Chad Reitan     [11/06/2007]
We fabricated a Solid African Mahogany door and hung and fit it to an solid Mahogany exterior jamb. We then "skinned" it with Stainless Steel sheeting that was welded and sanded at the mitered corners. We rabbeted around the face back on the edges about 3/16 wide 1/2" deep and wrapped the edges down so when the "skin" was installed it would be flush to the edges of the door and return at the glass as well. We then just epoxied it to the face of the door and it was ready to re-install on the jamb which was “skinned” in a very similar fashion. All interior faces and exposed edges at the door and jamb where ebonized Mahogany. The threshold was solid Mahogany wrapped completely in Stainless Steel.


Posted By: Rav     [11/06/2007]
Thanks for the reply, and the detailed response. All your work is fantastic. Great style!


Posted By: Thane Avery     [04/18/2008]
Craftsmanship at it's Finest.


Posted By: Duane Slaymaker     [10/24/2009]
I have owned my woodworking business for 20 years.Your work is truly amazing and inspiring. Just one question... Do you work with designers or work directly with the client to design in house or both ? whoever it is has an amazing eye for style,detail and proportion. Keep up the great work.

Duane Slaymaker
www.duaneslaymakerswoodshed.com


Posted By: Tiina     [10/24/2009]
Oh, I wish I could fly you in here and you'd make my house amazing.


Posted By: Chad Reitan     [10/24/2009]
Duane and Tina thanks for the complements I am glad you like our work.

Duane, we work both with and without designers. Even when we work with designers our team usually comes up with the ideas and concepts and we work THRU the designer, always making it clear who provided the design and detailing they like so much. In looking at the work here and in our website (chadreitan.com) probably 95% of the work shown is our design or concept, or reflects a majority of our influence. Working in this way usually does one of 2 things. 1, it either alienates us from the designer (several times resulting in them losing a client and us gaining them) or, 2, Bonds us tightly too them. The smart ones realize and utilize our strengths in design and presentation and as a result they get more work. Its been an interesting road to travel to say the least.

Tina, well we have worked in the Hawaiian Islands, Lake Tahoe Area and are considering projects in Washington State too so if you really want something, you never know!?!

PS go check out our website there is more there and we will probably add about 100 pictures more in the next 2 months!

Thanks Again,
Chad

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