Portfolio - Kitchens
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.