Monday, January 26, 2015

Mom's New Kitchen

Mom bought a new house last summer, and the kitchen was seriously outdated.  
So for Christmas, I along with a friend tore out the old cabinets and installed all new cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances. She also had a quartz countertop installed.

All that remains is to finish painting, install the door panels on the upper cabinets and peninsula, install some under cabinet lighting under the corner cabinet, and a nice tile backsplash in the corner between the frig and stove.  
Here are the before pictures.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Espresso Stained TV Stand - Commission

My father-in-law and his wife wanted a custom TV stand, so we came up with the following design.

The doors are inset, so flush with the outside edges.  I used red oak, which has such a deep grain, it takes a dark espresso stain very well.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Double wide scratcher with post

I can't forget our cat, who sometimes receives projects made from scrap wood and materials.

Our cat is kind of large, so since he likes to sit and sleep on his scratcher (probably due to all the cat nip my wife adds to it) his big butt needed a double wide, and I included his scratching post, which I made for him when he was a kitten. 

And yes, the post is made out of PVC with toilet flanges on the top and bottom.