Monday, October 4, 2010

Cabinet love

Recently, a blog reader emailed me to ask who'd built my cabinets. It hit me then. I'd forgotten to mention my cabinetmakers! The wonderful folks responsible for my custom Cooking Apple Green and Old White cabinets are Country Craftsmen in Uxbridge, MA.

Patty and Billy executed a detailed plan flawlessly from inset uppers to custom-height drawers. Their prices were very reasonable. They measured carefully and correctly. (Those of you who've heard horror stories of too big or too small cabinets know how important this is.) They completed the cabinets exactly on schedule. Billy even came back to adjust the inset hinges after our general contractor installed the cabinets.

We chose their dovetailed wood drawers with Blum full-extension, soft-close hardware. The insides of these drawers feel like lustrous silk. Country Craftsmen also offers Blum tandembox.

For our blind corner cabinet, they installed Hafele's Magic Corner I. The blind corner was the only cabinet configuration that gave us both the large sink and the trash pullout that we wanted.

Furniture feet detail gave the Farrow & Ball Old White cabinets an unfitted look. Yes, you can put furniture feet on frameless cabinets. Their sprayed paint finish was exquisite. Silken smooth. Their wood finishes that we saw were equally well done.

I couldn't decide what color our hood should be so I'm waiting until all the other elements are in place. We asked that the hood be primed only, not painted. Billy used reclaimed white oak that matches our flooring to trim out the hood.

Many thanks to you, Patty and Billy, for my beautiful cabinetry. I smile every single day when I use my kitchen. It still feels like a dream to be in a functional kitchen with smoothly gliding drawers and tons of storage. A very happy dream.


  1. Your cabs are great! I sort of wish that I priced out customs with this remodel but I was too crazy to start dealing with multiple cabinet people. The kitchen looks great, btw! Hey, can you pm the cost of your cabs. Super curious!

    sabjimata at gmail dot com

  2. Thanks! I'll email you, but should absolutely not second guess your fabulous kitchen. I love every single inch of it...cabinets and all!

  3. I am considering painting my new cabinets in f and b. Thanks so much for posting

  4. Gorgeous! I just stumbled across your blog doing a completely unrelated Google search, and was very amused to find information about a cabinet place that is 3 miles away from my house. I'm looking for new bathroom cabinets. I will definitely check out their showroom.

  5. Let me know if you choose F&B. I'm in love with their colors. Truly subtle and gorgeous!


    Love the synchronicity! Hope that Patty and Billy can help you with your bath.


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