Custom kitchen and bath cabinetry for Northern California
(aka Bradley Custom Cabinets)
BC Cabinet
by Steve B on December 4th, 2017

Happy Holidays everyone.

Were pleased to post our most recent testimonial from General Contractor Jason Bliss (Benchmark Construction). 
We had the pleasure to work with the guys at Benchmark on this great project and were happy that everyone was happy with our work and the work by all the specialty subs.  In this and future testimonials on this project well address comments from the actual homeowners.  As done in our most recent projects we will also show and contrast the during work and final reveal with everything completed.  
Well see you next month folks...Happy Holidays

DID YOU KNOW?....From Steves' Desk

SOLID WOOD VS. PARTICLE BOARD.
 Solid wood and plywood are durable and strong, but are more costly and offer MORE dimensional stability than particle board. For cabinets and surface finishes that may sustain damage during long use, serviceability is a consideration.

In case of damage, solid wood can be repaired by a qualified furniture refinisher, other than the manufacturer, to achieve a perfect match to the surrounding finish. Veneered MDF and particle board components, if damaged, must be replaced by the manufacturer. If water reaches the core, particleboard especially will swell irreversibly (therefore it is never used in home applications, where there is any chance for the material to come in contact with moisture (kitchens, baths). 
Tolerances for the use of screw fasteners in particleboard are tighter than for solid wood or plywood, and screws often loosen over time if over-torqued. However, MDF and particle board  service life is projected as intermediate, e.g., where the kitchen will be remodeled approximately every 15 years, or where the manufacturer can be relied upon to supply replacement components if needed. Service life for a solid wood panel or cabinet can be a lifetime (25+years). 

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by Steve B on October 31st, 2017

Happy November everyone,
Winter looms just beyond the horizon and the cool temps are here !  Were welcoming it all, because we've been burning up the shop with lot's of cool projects.  
The video above is Part Two of our continuing series on our recently completed Danville project working with Benchmark Construction.  As this proceeds, Benchmark Project Coordinator Rick Millington says a few nice things about us...and as always...it's always appreciated !   In the video below, we found a short and sweet example of a secret bookcase door that brings home the numerous posts weve written about in the recent past.  We would love to take on such a project for you...creating a hidden safe room, man cave, woman's retreat (Isn't the entire home for the woman?!) or specialty work room.  Give us a call and let's strategize about a cabinet solution for you.  Remember...if you can dream of it, we can build it. 

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by Steve B on September 15th, 2017

Danville Project Introduction Video

As the end of summer draws near and the dog days of August are behind us...we post our latest blog.  It's been a very busy season and the Fall brings us this first of a short series on our recently completed Danville kitchen project.  Working as the Cabinet subcontractor for the project GC Benchmark Construction, were happy to call this another success.  
In this video we set the stage for the upcoming videos and posts which will showcase a few of the special features of the project and will spotlight endorsements from the guys at Benchmark and the homeowners themselves.   Like you...we like projects which involve a creative collaboration between all parties.  In this case, it turned out wonderfully and everyone is satisfied with the final result.   If YOU want to have YOUR kitchen or bath featured on an upcoming vblog series...drop us a line and let's book a project for you. 
One of the features in the above project and in recent projects this past year is the increasing request for dual finished cabinets...emphasizing a designer touch.  Dual finishes is just that...two colors or separate finishes on different cabinets/case goods which provide a visual "punch" to the standard mono-toned kitchen.  In the above (You'll have to wait and watch it) the kitchen hood (custom fabricated, by the way) AND the island are both finished in a darker, Alder wood stain finish which serve as a designer inspired counterpoint to the crisp, white lower and upper cabinets.  

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by Steve B on May 20th, 2017

Welcome everyone to a hot and then cold again...then hot again Spring.   It's been so consistently busy and warm in the shop the past months that we barely noticed (barely is the key word)...as we ready for the busiest Summer yet !
In this months posts, we wrap up our Brentwood project testimonials with owners Melissa and Mark.  This episode, they both talk about some of the custom features and add-on's that were designed after the project was underway.  As the video illustrates, we installed a custom pull out spice shelf...a creative and more accessible twist on the traditional overhead pantry rack. 
Mark and Melissa also talk about the custom TV / Curio cabinet that was designed at the edge of the kitchen space which added a place for artwork and curios on one side and a pull-out, tilting flat panel TV screen on the other.  All of this done to match the existing colors and trim and makes creative use of a former wall.  (It also hides the cables, modems for the electronics which are readily accessible with their own pop up door.  
Fireplace insert mounted below the TV Screen (above).  The thick, built up, wrap around trim serves a dual function of tying in the design elements, directing any heat away from the screen  and provides a small lip for small curios.  
Pictured L. The white doorway adjoining the firebox houses a custom built electronics and modem/router cabinet for the house. 
Pictured R.
Custom pull out spice shelf that was built to rest under the new cooking island.  Closer to the action, means tastier food...more often. 

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by Steve B on April 12th, 2017

APRIL SHOWERS...Bring On The Kitchens

Spring is Sprung and with the last of the late season rain...Comes Part Three of our Four Part Series on our recently completed Brentwood project.  As posted the past months, this installment captures the testimony of owners Mark and Melissa Overgaard who sing BC Cabs praises, after living with our cabinets for about a year.  (The test of time, is a smiling client who sings good as they did when the job was first complete).  In this post, Mark and Melissa showcase the new island which was stained a contrasting dark mahogany to make it pop from the white, conversion varnished uppers and lowers.  Included in this was the custom spice drawer,(soft close) and the glass upper china cabinet.  In next episode, they will talk a little about some of the additional custom features that were added (TV and fireplace tower and baking pan cabinet).  Stay tuned...were almost done and excited to show you what can be possible with your kitchen or cabinet project.  

Did You Know....

COMPARING PAINT AND VARNISH

​The initial application of any paint or varnish is similarly absorbed into the substrate, but because stains contain lower amounts of binder, the binder from a stain resides mainly below the surface while the pigment remains near the top or at the surface. Stains that employ metallic pigments such as iron oxides usually are more opaque; first because metallic pigments are opaque by nature, but also because the particles of which they consist are much larger than organic pigments and therefore do not penetrate as well. Most wood stains for interior uses (e.g. floors and furniture) require further application of varnish or finish for protection and gloss. Stains are differentiated from varnishes in that the latter has no added color or pigment and is designed to form a surface film. Some products are marketed as a combination of stain and varnish.

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