Cabinets- Custom plywood beauties

Since the framing stage of the ADU build we have spoken with many cabinet builders to determine the layout and best approach to the ADU kitchen. I am very certain of the aesthetic that I wanted and the materials used. Minimal, custom integrated panels, no visible hardware, handmade, routered pulls and plywood.

During this hunt, Trevor Jones, my architect for the ADU, recommended his friend Colin Anderson and to take a look at his work at P’s & Q’s Market in NE Portland. I was completely charmed by the market and of the detail and Colin’s evident workmanship. PHOTO BY CARL KIILSGAARD

Colin is a second generation carpenter who had previously worked at Orange Construction and is now branching out to start his own business. After meeting Colin and his father, Steve, at P’s & Q’s for the first time, I was won over. Design meetings, site reviews and a couple of brainstorming sessions later, we had developed a plan.

Last week, the cabinets were installed. All of these images are the picture story of the install:

Building a platform is the first step in installing custom cabinets. Having a level base to install the cabinet boxes will ensure a level countertop.

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Colin and his dad install the first run of base cabinets

Colin and his dad install the first run of base cabinets

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The beanie brigade. Trevor, the architect for the ADU, was the one who recommended Colin.

The beanie brigade. Trevor, the architect for the ADU, was the one who recommended Colin.

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boxes over the windows will add extra display/ storage space

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The cabinets and counters are INSTALLED

butcher block countertops sourced from IKEA and open shelving across the windows

butcher block countertops sourced from IKEA and open shelving across the windows

routered pulls in baltic birch ply

routered pulls in baltic birch ply

details and craftsmanship

details and craftsmanship

gorgeous light in the kitchen

gorgeous light in the kitchen

plywood is sexy

plywood is sexy

Fagor 2 burner gas stove is the perfect compact size for the ADU. Plus, its lines are gorgeous.

Fagor 2 burner gas stove is the perfect compact size for the ADU. Plus, its lines are gorgeous.

Feels like Christmas! Instead of having the traditional oven and microwave, I decided to live smaller and invest in a "Speed Oven". These machines perform regular, microwave and convection duties while remaining compact and high functioning.

Feels like Christmas! Instead of having the traditional oven and microwave, I decided to live smaller and invest in a “Speed Oven”. These machines perform regular, microwave and convection duties while remaining compact and high functioning.

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In a week or so, the cabinets will be completed. Once all is finished, expect more photos.

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