Some sculptors suffer from the ‘I could make that’ syndrome. That leads us into many making forays that should perhaps be left to experts, but cabinetry is not too far a stretch if you have lots of good woodworking tools in the studio. I mean, we make crates all the time, a cabinet is just a crate with a door right?
Recently we built a house – a makers dream – workshops on the ground floor, slightly smaller living area above, and we have been building everything inside the basic structure, gradually, over the years, since moving in.
This is the main kitchen, just finished, built using wood salvaged from a dying bank barn on our previous property, and an excellent enamel sink from Restore. Because who wants a gleaming white kitchen? Cabinet handles were a family effort – designed and prototyped by me; made by our son looking for extra work; installed by my spouse.