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My girlfriend's Sapele custom made kitchen

by Tom
(Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Sapele custom made kitchen

Sapele custom made kitchen

Sapele custom made kitchen
These beautiful boards was asking me to build raised panel doors
Unfinished cabinet doors
Unfinished drawer boxes ready for finish

This kitchen renovation was originally planned on being a simple project, just to replace "cheap builder grade" cabinets with stained wood flat panel doors and granite counter tops. Unfortunately as it often happens, one's appetite for more tends to kick in and we end up going overboard a bit. To be honest though, this project was never intended to bring a profit, more of a test of our RTA ready-to-assemble capacity for fast part building and installation of fully finished cabinet parts.

Mahogany kitchen renovation, angled doors

Our entire by design-manufacturing process is the most efficient on the custom cabinetry market, and highly competitive

Kitchen custom cabinets window valance

Sapele-mahogany custom kitchen cabinets and window valance

There is nothing too unusual about this project, nor is it far from reality. The parts were manufactured 100% in a rented shop (Henige's Custom Woodworking), delivered flat pack using my Toyota Matrix (90 miles one way few trips) and fully assembled and installed in house, with the help of an 8 year old. The granite cuts were ordered using dimensional drawings; the granite guy visited the job for about 10 min to confirm dimensions. From A to Z, the job was done in less than 3 calendar months by one person, not counting the granite work.

Custom build kitchen microwave cabinet

After collaborative design and analyzing, plans got changed and simplified for at home cabinet building process.

Unfinished Mahogany kitchen cabinets

Unfinished yet Mahogany-Sapele kitchen cabinets, built at home

I am sharing with you what I have in images and asking for a friendly estimate of this kitchen (just for my girlfriend curiosity) and overall thoughts on the project. Thanks to all of you upfront.

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Aug 15, 2014
by: mtashillco

It looks great. My kitchen is laid out similarly and I have cherry finish cabinets, too. Your kitchen is a great inspiration for my counter upgrades. Is there a backsplash or is it a painted wall? Thank you for the great images!

Jun 02, 2013
Beautiful mahogany kitchen
by: Michael

Beautiful mahogany kitchen job, like every aspect of the job. Looks really good!! I especially like the arched entry way.
Thanks for sharing.
Michael, CA, US

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