Friday, July 31, 2009
Do you need a plan or spec sheet of a project you want to build? Would you like to get accurate estimates for your pending job? If you have a plan and spec sheet you will essentially be telling the cabinet maker exactly what you want in your cabinets. These plans will give you a precise idea of what is involved and you can get an apples for apples approach to your bidding process. We suggest these plans if you want to build the cabinets yourself, if you want to compare estimates, or if you want to make it easier for a local cabinet maker to build your project.
This example of plans are for a built in entertainment center unit and a built in bookcase unit. All plans are provided to the client for authorization before they are put into the shop.
This is the colored picture to give the client an idea of how their cabinets will look in the space. Although these plans are specific, when the real cabinets are installed the "wow" factor really shows up.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
This entertainment center for a 52" TV fits in an arched opening in a niche next to a fireplace. We took a piece of cardboard to the job site, placed it on the arch and traced it. With this piece of cardboard we made a pattern of the arch.
This entertainment center is made in two parts as you can see the top part was placed on the bottom to show how they are put together. As you can see I am in the finish shop looking over the progress. The next step is to get the halogen lights ready for install.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
If you are like me, you love a good sturdy butcher block or chopping block. Weber's Cabinets made a butcher block top in hickory for a client last December. The butcher block top was for their island, and it had to have a cut out for a cooktop to slide in.
The remaining square cut out was big enough to make four chopping blocks out of it. One of those blocks I am holding in our wood shop. If you would like a custom butcher block top or a breadboard remade, just give us a call.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Weber's Cabinets always likes to use the best quality products in our cabinetry. We prefer 100lb capacity full extension guides for all our drawers and pullout trays. KV 8500 is a great guide to use for this purpose. The rails are easy to slide out if you need to take out the drawer out and they are easy to slide back into place.
We were out in Lincoln, Ca today installing custom cabinets in a Del Webb home. We took out an existing base cabinet and upper cabinet next to a refrigerator and put in a tall pantry cabinet. This job was to build a tall pantry cabinet to be fit right next to the exisiting refrigerator cabinet and match the stain perfectly.
The cabinets in these homes are made by Merillat Cabinetry. We have done a lot of work for Merillat in the last 15 years because we can match all their finishes. Any time they would need a special custom cabinet that Merillat could not produce on an assembly line, they would have us build and finish one.