Kitchen Reface with Horizontal Grain Plastic Laminate

Kitchen Reface with Horizontal Grain Plastic Laminate

Tracey was looking for a craftsman who could make her kitchen updated with a unique Euro design, and found me from a referral. She also wanted to incorporate these convenience options: sink tip-outs, trash tilt-outs, file drawers, tray storage, and two appliance lifts.

I discovered this easy-to-use, versitle plastic foil, Northern Contours 9013 Oyster Bay 3D laminate for verticle surfaces with this job. White with gray veining, it looks like bleached eucalyptus with the durability of Formica plastic laminate.

White Shaker Cabinets with All the Goodies in Prescott Prairie, AZ

White Shaker Cabinets with All the Goodies in Prescott Prairie, AZ

This house was built in 2006, with acreage in Prescott Prairie, Prescott Valley. Originally, the cabinets were raised panel oak with a Formica countertop. Yes, this home needed an update to contend with today’s styles.

The design began with staggered glass door wall cabinets, then to fill in the sink area with a six inch spice cabinet. To top it all off, I had a left-over wine cabinet we added to the oven wall.

The scope of work included: 24 white Shaker cabinets in kitchen with 5″ cove crown molding, and 3 styles of cabinet pulls.

Eucalyptus Cabinets at Sedona Wrigley Ranch

Eucalyptus Cabinets at Sedona Wrigley Ranch

It’s Thanksgiving day, 2022 and yes, I’m NOT working!!

Yes, I do have hobbies, tho she wouldn’t consider it as a hobby. It’s architectural design. And I fricken love looking through website images of this stuff.

El Rojo Grande Ranch ariel view 3Today while browsing through some files, I came across this job I did in Sedona, AZ: This equestrian estate, built by an heir of William Wrigley, known as El Rojo Grande Ranch—includes equestrian facilities, a guest casita, a caretaker’s cottage and a park with a bandstand.

El Rojo Grande Ranch, featured in the Wall Street Journal, is one of the most exquisite and private properties in Sedona. Originally owned by one of America’s most iconic families, this pristine property is just 1.5 miles of west of Sedona. The original Wrigley family owner intendedit as a state-of-the-art equestrian center.

This home is especially iconic to me, as I did most of the work installing cabinetry, shelving, and the kitchen walls all out of Eucalyptus hardwood durring the summer of 1995. Eucalyptus has a distinct looking grain that catches the eye and fits well with most any decor. This job holds sentimental value as well. And I’d love to experience what I had when working there: an orange 1952 Chevy pickup. Every monday for 3 months, I would use that truck to drive from Glendale AZ to Sedona.

Schmidt Shaker Kitchen Remodel in Prescott Valley AZ

Schmidt Shaker Kitchen Remodel in Prescott Valley AZ

James originally purchased Hampton Bay Elgin White cabinets from Home Depot and wasn’t satisfied!

I met James through one of my ever-so-popular Facebook Marketplace ad. His house is in Prescott Valley, Arizona, about 5 minutes from mine. What he had originally ordered are thermo-foil MDF doors. Our cabinet doors are 5-piece hard rock maple.

The first contact I had with James was on ‎August 9, ‎2022
Nelson Kitchen & Bath white shaker cabinets ordered: ‎September 8, ‎2022
Begin installation: ‎October 28, ‎2022
Project totally finished November 5, ‎2022

50 of the Strangest Kitchens You Will Ever See!

50 of the Strangest Kitchens You Will Ever See!

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$3,500 for a Complete Set of Kitchen Cabinets

$3,500 for a Complete Set of Kitchen Cabinets

For the best convenience, we purchased Hampton Bay Hampton Satin White Raised Panel Cabinets from Home Depot – again!

At the initial request, I had assumed the we would keep the same original configuration which consisted of only one eight foot wall. But after doing take-off measurements, I realized that we could add double the size, as the wall behind the appliances wasn’t being used. And this being a flip home, she wanted the absolute lowest cost cabinets, so I ordered Hampton Bay Shaker Satin White Stock Assembled Kitchen Cabinets from Home Depot. And the 10th one was free!

I met Leanne via James Michener, who I did a kitchen at Chino Valley back in January. Her and I had never met until I was half way through installing these cases. Although, we did have plenty of conversing through phone & email messages.

This house is in Dewey-Humboldt and I’ve included a pitcure of a historic building at 13100 Prescott St, Dewey, AZ

The first contact I had with Leann was on ‎May ‎12, ‎2022
Hampton Bay white shaker cabinets ordered: ‎May ‎17, ‎2022
Begin installation: ‎June ‎3, ‎2022
Project totally finished June ‎15, ‎2022

Refacing Kitchen Cabinets in Prescott AZ

Refacing Kitchen Cabinets in Prescott AZ

I’ll have to admit, Michele’s kitchen was a challange 🥺. She has custom made cabinets that have different sized face frame styles and she wanted quarter inch spacing between all doors & drawer fronts. We ended up buying four different back-set hinge styles 🤦!! I figured there was over one thousand calculations to get this job done, and I made a ton of mistakes. Michele took it all gracefully as I had to reorder 18% of the fronts 💰.

She frequently referred to this house as one of those “money pits 🤑,” where you just have to replace this BC you repaired that. They knew when buying this that there would be a lot of changes, and it was her husband’s full-time job doing most of the remodeling 🚧 hisself. One of the more notable changes was to remove most the wall-to-wall 96 inch tall storage cabinets that were piece-built in two garages. I would estimate that this amounted to a whole bunk of 3/4″ particle board scraps.

Her cabinets turned out smashing 👏 and she loved it!!

Now that the kitchen was finished, Michele had another project for me, a set of bypass doors.

White maple Shaker style bypass doors

MONDAY, May 2nd, 2022, happened today – like ALL DAY, 💩 nonstop!!

MONDAY, May 2nd, 2022, happened today – like ALL DAY, 💩 nonstop!!

To sum up my day, it all started when I arrived at my cabinet install job in Dewey. I mistakenly backed up my 2007 Ford van 🚐 onto loose gravel in Doug’s driveway and got stuck. It took me 90 minutes to get it back on the pavement & now I have some landscaping clean-up to do 😒.
The job at hand today, was to remove a DB18 & replace it with the original cabinet I had for it, a DB15 (don’t ask me why 🤮). I also had to relocate the plumbing holes in the SB36 floor (plumbing comes from the floor for mobile homes) and make patches for the slotted holes (I’ll take a picture of it tomorrow). Starting at about 10:30 am, I got it done finally at 2:30 pm.
Next, I realized that the DW was hard-wired with an 18″ cord, which isn’t a problem, unless you want to replace it. I guess it was installed 2 years ago by Home Depot. Don’t know HTF they did that without removing the countertop 😳???
Then I discovered that the countertop had some 1/4″ hardboard glued to the bottom (we are re-using the Formica post-formed tops). This became an issue with his wife.
They were going back & forth about these issues, so I thold them that they can discuss it all & I’ll go get materials for it. That was at 3 pm. But I still made it home before 5:30, so it was a GOOD DAY!!!
I forgot to mention that the DW was a short (24″) live-wired connection that got shorted out when I tried pulling it away from the wall & had to fix that so it wouldn’t happen again.

Remodeled Kitchen for All Affairs Contracting INC., Prescott AZ

Remodeled Kitchen for All Affairs Contracting INC., Prescott AZ

He had already purchased Hampton Bay Hampton Satin White Raised Panel Cabinets from Home Depot.

Nick, owner of All Affairs Contracting, contacted me at the end of June, 2021, through my Facebook Marketplace ad. When I arrived to install the cabinets, I noticed a design flaw and told Nick about it. His designer at Home Depot had ordered two 24 inch base cabinets for the seating side of the bar. These come with drawers, which are useless beneth a countertop overhang. We were able to exchange these for two 24 inch upper cabinets, with no time loss (I had to build a toekick for these). I also informed Nick that his cabinet package included several items that we didn’t need. Hope he got his money back (I’m sure he did)!

All-in-all, I think it looks very nice, very clean.

I have noticed that this type layout using 36 inch uppers, that leave a six inch space abouve the crown molding, is being featured more often these days.

Before I left the job, Nick mentioned that he has another project coming up for me to do. I hope I can continue working with All Affairs Contracting.

Bob’s Wall-to-Ceiling Crown Molding & Kitchen Remodel

Bob’s Wall-to-Ceiling Crown Molding & Kitchen Remodel

It’s not elaborate at all, we’re changing the stained wood into white shaker, but not touching the island. And we’re not done yet.

Bob’s project started on September ‎01, ‎2020.  He’s been through 2 painter companies for his doors, and taking them to a shop in Phoenix for the third go-around. Today, September ‎10, ‎2021, I drilled the doors for hinges.

And I really feel good because when I went to layout the doors and drawer fronts, I only got 1 wrong, and Bob can probably use it as a frame for an artwork crafted by our local merchants.

I had finished the wall-to-ceiling crown molding on Thursday, September ‎02, ‎2021.

This is something I hadn’t done for over 20 years. And as sure as God made little green apples, I had zero experience at pricing this project. But I wanted to do it and gain this knowlege.

He wanted 6 inch crown molding, and that monkey is not available in our small town, so I had to order it. I ended up getting 14: 3/4 x 6-1/8 x 84 Primed MDF Crown Moulding pieces. More pieces equals more joints. Great start for underpricing this job. Next, we need to paint it and since it’s already primed, I get to skip that step – WRONG!! The primer was obviously laid on with a machine – very, very wavy. So now the trim has a texture that needs sanded (see pics) AND an extra coat of paint because 50 percent of the primer got sanded off! More time for underpricing!! Then I start the project with a return-to-wall trim piece – WRONG!! I should have started where the paint color changes (see pics). So this misstep burned a few more hours.

 

Woodworking Mistakes

The job took about 30% more time than I had bid. Naturally, the joining of the crown took the most time. And about 75% of the way through this project, I realized that using a biscuit cutter would save time and even the joints out better.

I had introduced to Bob that we could use rubber molding for the curved bay window area, but it was a lot more expensive. I’m glad we didn’t use it, because you’ve only got one shot with this. Miss by over 1/16th of an inch, and I buy a new one. There was also no guarantee on how it would match up to the straight trim. I ended up making it with 6 pieces, about 17 inches long each to span the almost eight foot compass window.

I had unknowingly under bid myself on his wall-to-ceiling crown molding, but it’s no big deal,as I wanted to add it to my portfolio. I was solving someone’s problem, while I was prospering on my main goal.

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