This project saw us crossing the border and onto the North Cornwall coast at Boscastle. The kitchen was inside a beautiful flint cottage at the top of the village and was a handmade solid wood kitchen, possibly yew.
As the kitchen was quite small and the walls thick and ceiling low it meant the room was particularly dark. The units had suffered slightly due to not being properly finished / sealed when installed and due to moisture some doors and areas had swelled. Despite this the kitchen was well made and had some nice features including arched glazed doors, plate and spice racking.
All of the door and drawers were removed and taken back to our workshop to be thoroughly prepared and also adjusted so the doors closed properly. The remaining work was completed on site. As usual floors and worktops were protected while the work was underway.
This project was mostly hand painted however there was one section of the cabinets that needed to be sprayed, namely the plate rack! Even the smallest of hands would not be able to get in behind the dowling to paint the back of this cabinet so after masking up it was sprayed using a hand held HVLP (High Volume, Low Pressure) gun.
Once the frames were complete, the doors were returned and refitted ensuring everything was running smoothly. The customer had been away the whole time we were there so on returning they found a new, fresh and clean kitchen. As you can see below they were pleased with the results.
What the customer said:
“The cabinets look beautiful, and they seem to be holding up to daily use well. James was very professional and lovely to work with.”