Custom kitchen and bath cabinetry for Northern California
(aka Bradley Custom Cabinets)
BC Cabinet
by Steve B on March 29th, 2020

Hello everyone.  We've been busier than a rabid bee these past months and are anxious to post a few pictures of some of our latest projects.  Completed this past year, the open expanse of our recent Walnut Creek job turned out great.  Realizing that all kitchens are not as large as this 1000sq.ft+...This spectacular white washed kitchen, should provide some inspiration for anyone...regardless of size.  We used our very popular and bullet proof conversion varnish treatment for the white cabinets and a deep, penetrating stain for the "rustic" inspired island.  The contractor for the project installed custom concrete countertop, so we took extra time to reinforce all cabinets and shim/level them perfectly to carry the additional weight and prevent any cracks in years to come. The length of the back wall cabinets exceeded 20' (yes twenty feet) and the bottom boxes were an additional 6" depth making them 30"inches deep, rather than the standard 24 inch depth.  This allowed for more usable surface space and matched the increased size proportion to the large room.  Even if you have a smaller space, you should / could consider the deeper cabinets as a great choice!   We also custom made, stained/colored the above range hood to match the island.  See more piks below. 

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by Steve B on November 1st, 2018

Happy November everyone.   We had fun a few months ago, customizing a wooden butcher block countertop that was using an undermount sink. (Similar to picture).  Produced a video short on the experience and can help you with a similar project.  For those looking for a rustic, warm, authentic countertop that ties in with any wood cabinetry or flooring...consider having us fabricate your very own butcher block table.  For those who love our Did You Know About...section, I bet you know what this months topic covers.   Call me and let's discuss your ideas !!   

Did You Know...Butcher Block Basics

Butcher block, is a style of assembled wood (often hard maple, teak, or walnut) used as heavy duty chopping blocks, table tops, and cutting boards.  It was commonly used in butcher shops and meat processing plants but has now become popular in home use. 
There are two basic styles of butcher block: end grain and edge grain. 
Butcher blocks have been used in butcher shops for centuries, and still are in many European countries. Increasingly, though, butcher block is being used in domestic kitchens as an alternative to stone and laminate countertops. This has created a new industry in the kitchen design arena and many furniture manufacturers and hardwood flooring companies are getting into the production of butcher blocks and butcher block countertops, in part because the countertops can be constructed from left-over wood that would otherwise be discarded.  Special thanks to Wikipedia ! 

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by Steve B on September 6th, 2018

Happy September Everyone,
It's been a summer of extremes...hot temps and saws and sprayers that got little rest.   It looks like cooler temps are ahead of us and hopefully a weekend or two to call our own, before the next rush of kitchen projects get's underway.  
We recently completed a very cool and interesting project that we were wanting to take on for awhile.  We modified a clients existing cabinet to house a large screen TV that would recess and rise from the rear of the cabinet.  Both the client and we were pleased with the results.   We're always open for out of the box (or hidden in the box) projects and encourage you to contact us if you have need for such a solution. Not only does it save space, but it makes everything (TV and cabinet) easier to clean, due to the simple fact that it doesn't pickup dust while recessed. Once retracted the cabinet surfaces are easy to wipe down.  It also encourages people to not keep cluttering nick-naks ontop of the cabinet...reinforcing a cleaner, uncluttered look. 

DID YOU KNOW...TV Lifts Basics

​A Television-lift, TV-lift for short, or also TV lifting system, is an electrically powered mechanical system which lifts or moves televisions vertically or horizontally out of furniture, ceilings or partition walls. The main reason for using a TV lift system is in order to integrate a television into the existing interior design of a room without the television disrupting the overall design appearance. Due to the high overall project costs associated with TV lifts, they are regarded as a luxury product and are as a consequence most commonly to be found in more up-scale homes and apartments, conference rooms, private jets or yachts.

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by Steve B on August 8th, 2018

​Happy August Everyone,  The summer has been very busy for us and were posting our final video blog for our successful Danville/Blackhawk project.  In this episode, homeowner Megan sings our praises while we showcase some of the unique features of the build...including custom island, custom office nook/recipe desk, (located just off the kitchen,) new lower and upper cabinets and our handcrafted range hood/exhaust fan.  Were really happy with the final results. 

We did this project with our General Contractor friends at Benchmark Construction and are happy that it turned out so well.  Remember folks...if you like what you see, let us know.  We can make it happen for you. 
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Did You Know...
​An exhaust hood, extractor hood, or range hood is a device containing a mechanical fan that hangs above the stove or cook-top in the kitchen. It removes airborne grease, combustion products, fumes, smoke, odors, heat, and steam from the air by evacuation of the air and filtration.[1] In commercial kitchens exhaust hoods are often used in combination with fire suppression devices so that fumes from a grease fire are properly vented and the fire is put out quickly. Commercial vent hoods may also be combined with a fresh air fan that draws in exterior air, circulating it with the cooking fumes, which is then drawn out by the hood.
In most exhaust hoods, a filtration system removes grease (the grease trap) and other particles. Although many vent hoods exhaust air to the outside, some recirculate the air to the kitchen. In a recirculating system, filters may be used to remove odors in addition to the grease.
 
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by Steve B on May 1st, 2018

Happy May Everyone,
Were happy to be close to wrapping up our final videos on our successful Danville project.    
As they say...there is no better way to talk yourself up than NOT do it...and let others sing your praises.  In this day of self promotion, loud voices and "look at me" attitudes...it means all the more to have happy clients who do the talking for us.   
We thank homeowners Megan and Ryan for their encouraging words and remind you that we are here to help you realize your dream bath, kitchen or custom cabinetry project.   If you can scribble notes on a napkin...or notepad...we can brainstorm some innovative designs and/or solutions for you.   

Everything You Want To Know About Hoods

​The device is known as an extractor hood in the UK, as a range hood in the United States, and as a rangehood in Australia. It is also called a kitchen, stove, exhaust, cooker, vent, or ventilation hood. Other names include cooking canopy, extractor fan, fume extractor, and electric chimney.

​Extractor hoods controls are typically electronic, though some lower-end models use electro mechanical controls. Extractor hoods with electronic controls can offer remote control, motorized height adjustment, thermal sensor, overheat protection, boost mode, delayed shut-off, filter cleaning reminder, active noise cancellation, temperature display, user presets (memory), and so on.

Extractor hoods may be made from a variety of materials, including: stainless steel, copper, bronze, nickel silver, zinc, tempered glass, wood, aluminum, brass, heat-resistant plastics, and more.  Typically custom hoods are made from wood with metal, copper or light weight steel used as a protective and easier to clean interior liner. 

NFPA 96 Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking says that mesh filters shall not be used. It requires that "Listed" grease filters shall be tested in accordance with UL 1046, Standard for Grease Filters for Exhaust Ducts.  
 

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