Here we goooo. Kitchen install on the latest job has begun. Over my career I have always found projects that start before Christmas and end just after are the toughest of the year. The holidays always throw a wrench into the flow of any project. With that said I'm super excited to get this install going. This kitchen is going to be so awesome. #renovationpei #carpentry #carpenter #cabinets #charlottetownpei #cabinetry #quality #worksmartnothard #finishcarpenter #finishcarpentry #builtins #builtin #woodwork #renovate #woodworking #finehomebuilding #tradesman #interiordesign #kitchen #kitchenspei #hgtvhome #keepcraftalive #pei #princeedwardisland #hgtv #hgtvcanada #customcabinets #cabinetmaker #kitchenremodel #moderncraftsman
A little throwback to this cool cherry bar and wine room I built way back in 2008. I had pretty limited knowledge in cabinets back then but was committed to becoming a cabinet maker. While I had built a bunch of cabinets before this job this one was the biggest by far. I learned a lot of lessons on this project and gained a ton of very valuable experience. #builtincabinets #princeedwardisland #cabinetinspiration #crownmoulding #homesweethome #painting #waterbasedlacquer #specialist #cabinetdesign #cabinetideas #stayonbudget #smallbusiness #kitchenremodel #moderncraftsman #finishcarpenter #finishcarpentry #builtin #builtins #customcabinets #carpenter #carpentry #builttolast #worksmartnothard #finehomebuilding #keepcraftalive #organization #leanbuilding #lovewhatido
This is a throwback to about 5 years ago. It's another example of when doors would have been to tall for warranty and I had two doors made to fit the space and combined them like I do on my pantry cabinets. This cabinet is in a dining room and has an exact duplicate directly across from it. It was another great project. Everything went as planned and the clients were super happy. #renovationpei #carpentry #carpenter #cabinets #charlottetownpei #cabinetry #quality #worksmartnothard #finishcarpenter #finishcarpentry #builtins #builtin #woodwork #renovate #woodworking #finehomebuilding #tradesman #interiordesign #kitchen #kitchenspei #hgtvhome #keepcraftalive #pei #princeedwardisland #hgtv #hgtvcanada #customcabinets #cabinetmaker #kitchenremodel #moderncraftsman
My lightning game is sooo weak compared to a lot of guys on here lol. These are my first 2 lights and I gotta say they are both solid little units. I haven't put the headlamp too that much use yet but I know it will come in very handy while doing finish carpentry. Hanging doors in dark rooms etc. Now the flip light I almost use daily. It's super bright and it lights up a half decent area. It works a lot better than I thought it would. Both lights were super affordable and work off the 18 V Makita batteries. I do wish Makita would come out with more lightning options like some of the other top companies. #renovationpei #carpentry #carpenter #cabinets #charlottetownpei #cabinetry #quality #worksmartnothard #finishcarpenter #finishcarpentry #builtins #builtin #woodwork #renovate #woodworking #finehomebuilding #tradesman #interiordesign #kitchen #kitchenspei #hgtvhome #keepcraftalive #pei #princeedwardisland #hgtv #hgtvcanada #customcabinets #cabinetmaker #kitchenremodel #moderncraftsman
Ok so here is the end result of the last kitchen job. Overall this kitchen turned out amazing but I am posting this pic to talk about the elephant in the room. Over the fridge you will notice a rather large gap and that is a mistake that I made. This is the first kitchen I've ever built that has a fridge smaller then 36" wide. Guess what........ they are shorter. The lesson is always check the specs very closely and never assume you know the answer when it comes to appliances. Check, check and then check again lol. When it comes down to it there is only 2 options to fix this issue. 1. Build a new cabinet to fit the space properly or 2. Build something custom to fit the space that will enhance the overall look of the kitchen. We have opted to build a custom spot for wine bottle storage which I think will do the trick to fix this elephant. When it comes down to it the lesson is that we all make mistakes and that's ok. Just make sure you make them right. #builtincabinets #princeedwardisland #cabinetinspiration #crownmoulding #homesweethome #painting #waterbasedlacquer #specialist #cabinetdesign #cabinetideas #stayonbudget #smallbusiness #kitchenremodel #moderncraftsman #finishcarpenter #finishcarpentry #builtin #builtins #customcabinets #carpenter #carpentry #builttolast #worksmartnothard #finehomebuilding #keepcraftalive #organization #leanbuilding #lovewhatido
Let's talk pantry cabinets!!! This is how I've been building them for the past few years. Because the rollout section of the unit is over what the door companies Ive dealt with consider to be at risk of warping and won't offer any warranty on the doors I split them in two and then combine them by using dowels. I also add a single drawer at the bottom for items you don't need everyday which raises the rollups to a more comfortable height. Last but not least there is a extra large storage area above the rollouts. This cabinet has become a pretty popular addition to many kitchens and with the amount of storage it offers I can see why. #builtincabinets #princeedwardisland #cabinetinspiration #crownmoulding #homesweethome #painting #waterbasedlacquer #specialist #cabinetdesign #cabinetideas #stayonbudget #smallbusiness #kitchenremodel #moderncraftsman #finishcarpenter #finishcarpentry #builtin #builtins #customcabinets #carpenter #carpentry #builttolast #worksmartnothard #finehomebuilding #keepcraftalive #organization #leanbuilding #lovewhatido
I've fallen behind on my kitchen install updates. I've already wrapped this one up but wanted to show all the steps. I know it may sound weird but I still don't have my install process figured out. I'm getting there but still a ways to go. Over a decade in the profession and it took until about 6 months ago for me to start thinking about how all the different aspects of a business need to work together. From the design to the install, every step needs the proper attention to have success on any project. #builtincabinets #princeedwardisland #cabinetinspiration #crownmoulding #homesweethome #painting #waterbasedlacquer #specialist #cabinetdesign #cabinetideas #stayonbudget #smallbusiness #kitchenremodel #moderncraftsman #finishcarpenter #finishcarpentry #builtin #builtins #customcabinets #carpenter #carpentry #builttolast #worksmartnothard #finehomebuilding #keepcraftalive #organization #leanbuilding #lovewhatido