The basis for starting my custom cabinet shop in Portland, OR was to design and build full custom kitchens, period correct built ins, vanities, mudroom cabinets, built in closets and so much more in the original styles of our houses from Victoriam through mid century modern and into contemporary. I am happy to work with architects, interior designers, contractors or homeowners to make the designs come to life. I am always willing to try new ideas from building kitchens in Reclaimed wood to sleek solid wood slab doors in bookmatched grain. Whatever your custom cabinetry needs might be I am confident we can make them a reality.
This beautiful Tudor style kitchen was designed by me with the help of the artistic, warm homeowners. We wanted it to have period style cabinets with a modern kitchen layout, updated appliances, tons of storage space and a set of very special glass fronted cabinets restong on custom wood countertops in the rear nook of the space. We wanted that area to have the feel of apothecary cabinets and the end result is a very inviting and useable kitchen.
This custom mudroom was in keeping with the character of the Craftsman era house and allows the busy family of four to store their coats, bags, sporting equipmnt and even vaccum cleaner in an organized and clean way. If you need a mudroom in Portland look no further.
This design was done in a "new" construction type remodel and was part of a whole house project. It is based on original 1920 style built ins which were often found in larger homes throughout Portland. The house was done in a classic Foursquare style and I designed in to look truly original. It is also built like they used to with only high quality materials by local makers.
It's hard to describe the feeling of some of these spaces. My wife Rachael says they have "soul". I guess that's one way to put it. This kitchen definitely has that feeling. It's warm, inviting, and fun as well as organized and well planned. The small tudor house needed a period style kitchen that would blend in while adding period character to the house which has amazing original period built ins.
This modern take on a classic Portland bungalow kitchen was once again a collaboration with architect Marty Buckenmeyer. The Craftsman actually had a mid century kitchen when the homeowner purchased it. This modern craftsman kitchen was an example of a great comprimise between the homeowner couple. One loved early period correct craftsman detaile while spouse wanted clean lined cabinetry with a modern feeling and modern kitchen convenience.
This style of kitchen would work quite well in a range of period home styles from Victorian to Cape cod and would blend pretty seamlessly into any of them.
This small but tightly organized mudroom contained a very specific cabinet for the homeowners' vaccum cleaner. Whatever your custom storage needs are we can help design and realize clever, practical and beautiful cabinetry to enhance your enjoyment of home.
A custom home office would make work so much more enjoyable I cannot stress it enough. With the right design, which must include as much storage as needed, the space will integrate seamlessly into your home and nourish your soul. I promise you that.
I Specialize in designing and building custom cuilt cns for craftsman, mid century, tudor, foursquare, and modern homes. If you have the need for attic storage, under stair cabinets, crawl space cabinets, built in dressers, built in closets, custom bedroom cabinetry or custom furniture grade cabinets of any kind we can help.
If you have a nook, alcove, attic crawlspace or other untapped storage opportunity in your period house look no further.
The right hand portion of this large built in is original to the house. My task was to enlarge the cabinet while making the new addition seamless and original looking to the house
This original style built in was designed and built around a new gas fireplace insert that provides ambiance and warmth while ading period correct charm to the house.
If you have a need to organize family clutter and would like it to be in the form of custom period style cabinetry look no further. I have specialized in designing and building mudrooms for many years and they always end with a smile.
Large mudroom in a gorgeous Laurelhurst Foursquare. The fastest growing segment of custom cabinetry in Portland has been the built in mudroom. This example is one of the earliest I built but in th eyears since I have designed and built over a dozen full custom mudroom installations in Portland, OR
I understand period cabinetry, period built ins and vintage cabinetry and furniture so I can create a custom style mudroom for any period style house in Portland.
This vanity/bath is one of the most coveted images from my portfolio on Houzz.com
It has been saved and downloaded countless times because it has style that people want!
Large modern custom wall unit in a spectacular Sellwood Foursquare. Clean lined custom cabinetry is possible to blend into a classic Portland period home and can look perfectly at home in any period style house.
This wall to wall bookcase would work beautifully in Portland MCM house, a tudor house and obviously in a modern house. Our cabinets are custom designed, hand built in Portland and installed by me personally with help from my small, talented group of woodworkers.
Occasionally I am fortunate enough to receive furniture commissions. My speciality is craftsman style with updated detailing. I truly enjoy what I do each day but I love the peaceful yet finely tuned feeling I get when building a piece of furniture. If you've dreamed of the perfect piece for any room in the house please give me a call!
The owners of this stunning and historic Grant Park home were inspired by the kitchen in the iconic Gamble House in Pasadena. I borrowed a few small details to use in their updated space and built it in "green" fashion from reclaimed Douglas Fir. The result is warm and inviting yet spacious and organized.
The reclaimed wood used in this project came from a building on Swan island which is part of a shipyard. It is vertical grained fir and imparts the warmest glow particularly at night. If you are interested in custom reclaimed cabinetry give me a call. Not many other cabinet shops have done eco friendly cabinets like we have.
This chefs kitchen in portland was custom designed for the small period farmhouse. The "hutch" by the range is a custom height that works for her as a baking prep area. The cookbook shelf is paneled using her collection of vintage wine crates including one I had custom laser engraved which was owned by her late uncle! This farmhouse style kitchen features hand made cabinets built from reclaimed fir. The Douglas Fir cabinets give the room a warm glow and a truly soulful feeling.
Reclaimed wood cabinets in Portland are only available with a custom cabinetmaker. This option would not be available with stock cabinetry, off the shelf cabinetry or even semi custom cabinetry in Portland. Most original Portland kitchens would have been made of Doug Fir as it is the prevalent species available in the Pacific Northwest. It is important to me if we are designing a custom period kitchen that we understand the options for period design, wood type and layout and that we also consider how a person uses their kitchen so we can offer customized solutions.
Flat grained douglas for was the prevalent wood used in Portland, OR during the building boom of the 1910's through the 1920's. Most original cabinets from that era are Fir (if they still exist) This full custom vintage styled bookcase/linen closet is an example of how to seamlessly blend new cabinetry with old trim. The window and door trim is original. I had the Lintel molding custom made to match the original exactly. We custom matched the stain color as well and finished the cabinet in Shellac which would have been the finish du jour in 1917.
It was rare to find a home office in an original Craftsman, Tudor or eben mid century era house but it is a modern need so my feeling is we should design it to fit the rest of the "built in" furnishings of the home with any and all custom or modern features thet it needs.
This kitchen is very modern yet blends seamlessly into the Craftsman era house. The Shaker style cabinets are stained in an ebony color that allows just a hint of the wood grain and tone to show through. The space features a cozy banquette which is a hub of daily life for the busy family of four. We also managed to eke a small mudroom into the space to allow organization of sporting goods, coats etc.
The clients wanted the look and feel of a vintage kitchen but with euro style overlay doors and drawers. The cabinetry is really pre-planned and thought out and built to maximize storage and organization.
Another vintage style hutch in the Grant Park neighborhood. Period cabinets designed and built like they used to but with modern drawer glides and hardware. This one features some awesome interior lighting.
This is a very traditional looking office for a local attorney that blends really well into the Craftsman era house in Hollywood. The client has a large collection of books as well as record albums so some of the shelves were made deeper than usual to accomodate those.
This beautiful mid century house was lovingly designed and built by its first owner, an architect.
The original kitchen, while lovely, made the space feel closed off. Kathryn wanted an update that respected the vintage feel, opened up the space and had all the modern conveniences we all need.
Ive been asked if i could do modern or mid century cabinetry because of my emphasis on Craftsman, tudor etc. The answer is a very big yes.
The reclaimed Fir/OSMO combo on this kitchen is improving as it ages, like a fine wine it becomes richer as the Fir deepens its color. My work with reclaimed wood or green inspired kitchens earned me a spot in Salvage Secrets, Design and decor, a book by Joanne Palmisano.
This was a large house-wide project we did for Northwest Heritage Renovations. They are a high-end remodeling firm in Portland that truly cares about the quality and the style of the houses that they remodel. Whether it's for a client or a large scale spec remodel they aim to do things right!
Period details matter
This kitchen was skillfully designed by Stephanie Stephens for homeowners Pam and Lenny. The multi-function cabinet with sice pull out and the window bench with curved detailing are among my faves.
The clients of this classic 1920's Tudor bungalow knew they wanted a period style kitchen and had spoken with other cabinet shops but never felt they were going to get what they wanted until our first meeting.
I truly enjoy getting to know my customers and listening to their thoughts and needs and coming up with real life solutions and compromises to make the space highly functional, period correct and fulfilling the needs of the chefs!
The inspired layout was reached with help from Architect Martin Buckenmeyer. The room was featured in Northwest Renovation and Cottages & Bungalows magazines and is packed with vintage character. My wife and I also used salvaged materials including the reclaimed Fir for the cabinetry and we love it!
The homeowners wanted the classic look of custom "Mission" style cabinetry but took a modern approach to appliances, tiles and accessories in this Rose city bungalow. Green touches include paperstone countertops and reclaimed fir cabinets hand finished with OSMO.
Elaine was the most well prepared "homeowner contractor" ever! She had hand drawn her own design with every drawer and cabinet pre-planned for its use! her design was beautiful and her design as well as general contracting skills are impressive!
Featured in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine Jan 2012 issue, this kitchen always pleases. It is fun, organized and really stunning.
I was commissioned to build this company's office inside a commercial space with concrete floors. I built everything from the platforms to the desks including the 40 foot long bookshelf with sliding powdercoated steel doors. If you have a modern, mid century or "streamlined" home and need cabinetry to match I can help.
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I specialize in small space solutions. If you have a nook or cranny and need a practical, well designed and solidly built cabinet, desk, dresser or a tiny home office like this one do not hesitate to call.
This was the smallest kitchen I've designed but the storage space is tremendous. Custom depths and plenty of glass create a more open feeling.
Solid, heavy and very substantial, these cabinets are built to last! Small but organized space built for a chef! This was my first kitchen build and install and the cabinets are as strong and solid as they were on day one.
This large and light filled space works very well as an eat in kitchen with it's cozy L shaped banquette and the small but well organized mudroom. it also features a small custom island and custom eat in table with reclaimed Fir top.