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Breezy please post your drawer depths.

posted by: quiltgirl on 02.14.2013 at 03:14 am in Kitchens Forum

Breezy, could you please tell me the height of your drawers? When looking at your pictures it looks like you have a lot of shallow drawers. Do you find your shallow drawers and deep drawers more efficient than say 8" or 10" drawers?
I too have inset cabinets being made and have been struggling with my drawer sizes. I finally ended up with
5 3/4" slabs and 13" five pc. drawer fronts. Most of my drawers are on a 16' 4" wall and are very visible. It is amazing how much stuff I have that will fit in those shallow drawers! Will I regret not having drawer depths in between the shallow and the deep?


clipped on: 02.17.2013 at 07:41 pm    last updated on: 02.17.2013 at 07:41 pm

RE: Closing off a blind corner (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: Jfay on 02.14.2013 at 03:28 pm in Kitchens Forum

Wow, I like that idea myself. I could possibly access the space from a stairwell landing where I could put some recessed shelving. Thanks for the idea.


clipped on: 02.14.2013 at 03:28 pm    last updated on: 02.14.2013 at 03:28 pm

Amish Cabinetry - How?

posted by: SweetFish on 01.27.2013 at 10:35 am in Kitchens Forum

I'm about 2.5 hrs from Amish country in PA and wanted to get some guidance on getting Amish made cabinets.

From experience, can I expect to save some money without sacrificing quality by going this route? FYI..I'm in the NYC area.

How do I go about finding a cabinet maker? Do I just drive out there and start asking random Amish? Im open to recommendations if anyone has any.

Do I need to know exactly what I want before going out there or will they help me make decisions?

How early should get moving on this? We are breaking ground next week...if the weather allows us.



clipped on: 01.27.2013 at 08:42 pm    last updated on: 01.27.2013 at 08:42 pm

Recipe for disaster.

posted by: a2gemini on 10.26.2012 at 08:40 pm in Kitchens Forum

I am feeling pretty bad right now.
I think you all know I was absolutely in love with my 42 inch drawers. It was so great to open one drawer and everything fit perfectly.
Rewind to Saturday - I was so excited showing my SIL the new kitchen and she loved it. Now, I open the big drawer and CRACK. OMG - the drawer pulled out the the side wall on one side.

1. The drawer weighs 30 lbs.
2. The insert weights 8 lbs.
3. The glides are rated for 75 lbs but was told that was how much weight was allowed in the drawer excluding the drawer weight - wrong...
4. Single screw on front of glides (apparently standard)
5. Weight of the dishes in the drawer is ~75 lbs.
6. KD and Brookhaven are working on options.

So, do I split this into two 21 inch cabs or spit the top 2 drawers into two 21 inch drawers and keep the long bottom drawer.

I am so bummed - I loved that big drawer.

I attached a picture of the drawer bank and also here is a picture of the famous drawer.



clipped on: 01.18.2013 at 03:55 pm    last updated on: 01.18.2013 at 04:47 pm

RE: Do you own Brookhaven cabinets? (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: msgronlud on 01.17.2010 at 01:44 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have Brookhaven cabinetry that is about 12 years old. I am planning to remove it. The cabinets are finished with a painted finish, not stained. It has cracked badly over time.

Wood-Mode says that is to be expected in the desert southwest because of the low humidity.

I called them about it a few years ago.

They said that this is not covered under their guarantees.

The cracking is pretty bad. I'll try to take a pic and post it later.

Anyways, the cabinets seem fine except for the finish.

My overall kitchen looks pretty common with the Brookhaven cabinets.

I want to have a kitchen with more character and punch.

Don't know what I will go with yet, but I doubt if Wood-Mode or Brookhaven would be my choice because I really think these kitchens look rather stale.


clipped on: 01.18.2013 at 04:39 pm    last updated on: 01.18.2013 at 04:40 pm

Pictures of Dutchwood inset kitchens anyone??

posted by: p.ball2 on 06.04.2012 at 02:41 pm in Kitchens Forum

This is my first time posting but I have been a frequent lurker for the past three months. I finally was inspired to pick up the phone and call Dutchwood for a quote after seeing Beekeeper's gorgeous kitchen the other day. I received a quote four days later and am thrilled with the number! Next step is to go out there and see the facility and the cabinets in person. I am wondering if any who have gone with Dutchwood have had inset cabinets? The only pictures I have seen so far are for full overlay cabinets( and they are beautiful!) If you have inset would you be able to post pictures or at least comment on the quality? This forum has been a huge help to me as I wade into a kitchen redo for the first time. Thanks for all the wonderful information and beautiful posts! I hope to be a more frequent poster as the kitchen planning process gets underway! Thanks for any input ahead of time.


clipped on: 01.08.2013 at 08:46 pm    last updated on: 01.08.2013 at 08:46 pm

Kitchen is Published!

posted by: beekeeperswife on 12.29.2012 at 10:15 am in Kitchens Forum

Well hello friends. As you probably recall, the kitchen was photographed for a regional magazine, it won Best Kitchen (contemporary category). The photos and article are out as of today. Here is a link to see the pictures and the article. I haven't seen the magazine yet in person. If the snow ever stops here, I'll get out and take a look.

And the good news that the writer didn't make me sound like a ding-dong. Whew.

Hope you like.


Here is a link that might be useful: Susquehanna Style


clipped on: 01.07.2013 at 08:23 pm    last updated on: 01.07.2013 at 08:23 pm

Take a look at my plans

posted by: Jfay on 01.06.2013 at 06:04 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi kitchen experts. This is my first posting and I'm a little intimidated but I'd love your expert eyes on my kitchen plans as they come together.

Along with my plans I'm including a couple of pictures so you see where I'm aiming.

This pic has a similar layout and represents the white kitchen with light counters and possible a gray island that I know is popular now and I can't help but loving none the less.

This pic sort represents the banquette seating area only I'd have a pedestal table and much more padding on the seats but it will have windows on two sides like that.

Any thoughts on the layout? Words of advice? I've got thick skin so have at it.


clipped on: 01.06.2013 at 08:27 pm    last updated on: 01.06.2013 at 08:43 pm