Monday, April 8, 2019

Best Of Gallery from Florida Craftwood

I just went through all the photos I have in the file and realized there were many cabinets that should be displayed together more precisely so that clients can better get a feel of what I am capable of. Here they are.

This first one was built several years ago and has quite a unique design. It is also displayed on my Facebook page.

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Below was a unit that was built as a free standing piece that was screwed together and not fastened to the wall while the TV is fastened to the wall. This was built to match existing bookshelves in the room.

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This is an office in a home near Plant City, FL. It is all birch wood that is stained dark. The design of the home allowed me to take a photo from outside the room through a window that is part of the interior design of the home.

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The difference between me and the competition is simple. I have 40 years experience of doing the work. I know a total of 1 quality carpenter who has more expeience in all of Florida and he recently retired. A few years ago I changed the way I design cabinets a bit and started doing inset doors which look much more professional. Back on the older days all cabinets were built with inset doors and butt hinges before they updated the hardware so that we could use hardware that is concealed inside the cabinets.

Here is a bookcase cabinet with that detail although all the cabinets displayed are of this style.

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The photo above is taken outside the room in the hallway at the top of the stairs.The design of the home has an window type opening into the room and the cabinet area to the right side is narrower to reveal back behind that opening.

 Here is another entertainment center in south Tampa. All remote equipment is behind the vented decorative panels in the cabinet doors middle section.

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Above the baseboard is not run around the base of the cabinet, instead a toe kick style is used that give the impression the unit has feet similar to a piece of furniture. The shelves have not been installed yet nor the hardware knobs for the doors. This unit has a chase for the TV that feeds into the base cabinet.

Below are office cabinet in a sunroom in Lakeland, FL. Shelves and hardware are not in yet. These are built of birch plywood and poplar facing. The holes into the base are where grommets will reside.

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The following is a cabinet inside a family room in Brandon, FL. There is a small sink installed in the granite to be used where serving such things as tea, or other drinks, etc. This is built out of pine material.

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The following is a red oak bookshelf cabinet that was inserted into a recessed area in the wall that was pre-existing in the foyer next to the front door. These are stained and sprayed with lacquer to a smooth finish. This is in Plant City, FL.

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Here's a maple entertainment center that was installed into a recessed opening in a family room that had an arch design in the sheetrock above it. Mirror panels are installed in the back of the side shelf openings with glass shelves and lights above. This is in Lakeland, FL.

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 Below is another entertainment center layout with a mantel effect although the picture was taken when the cabinet has only been primed with paint. I wanted to add it here because of the design where an air conditioner return is inside the base cabinet right side. This is in south Tampa where older historical homes exist. The doors center have vented decorative panels, the right side is the return air for the air conditioner.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Red Oak Entertainment Center for 75 Inch TV

This is a recent project just finished where the unit is built as a separate piece of furniture that sits out from the wall and screws together.

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Here's another view from back in the room further.

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Here an earlier shot without the TV on or the shelves in place.

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This last photo shows the true color of the unit, taken at a better time of day for lighting. The TV is mounted to the wall.