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Re: Kitchen cupboards etc

Postby BlackXT » March 14th, 2013, 10:38 am

Beta Homes provided all counter tops as well. They offer solid surface, granite as well as and imitation laminate that looks like granite. Just call and ask for Mahase Singh. They also show you what you kitchen would look like in 3D with 3D Home Architect.

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Call 488-8811 . This guy does excellent countertop work...

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Postby KIA Motors » March 26th, 2015, 10:17 am

hey guys...do you guys know about using apple matt for kitchen cabinets? A wood work guy came to give me a quote and suggested I use this because I want to stain it dark/black.

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Re: Kitchen cupboards etc

Postby Corn Bird » March 27th, 2015, 10:12 pm

KIA Motors wrote:hey guys...do you guys know about using apple matt for kitchen cabinets? A wood work guy came to give me a quote and suggested I use this because I want to stain it dark/black.


i think you mean appamat

http://www.kitchendepotltd.com/2012/02/appamat.html

i think someone told me that appamat is the wood from poui trees

Handroanthus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae.[1] It consists of 30 species of trees, known in Latin America by the common names poui, pau d'arco, or ipê.

http://www.wood-database.com/lumber-identification/hardwoods/ipe/

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Postby SimSimmer69 » March 27th, 2015, 10:29 pm

I just finished building my home (June 2014). I visited almost every kitchen place in Trinidad along with a lot of folks who built kitchen cabinets and I must say that I wasn't impressed with what anyone had to offer me so this is what I did:

1. Built my kitchen in 3D on IKEA
2. Bought a plane ticket to Florida
3. Visited IKEA Sunrise in Fort Lauderdale
4. Had a kitchen pro at IKEA fine tune the design and what I needed for my kitchen
5. Bought the kitchen (in pieces of course).
6. Shipped it to Trinidad
7. Assembled it myself.

Points to consider:
My kitchen is 18 x 14
I got: Double oven cabinets, Pantry (with pull out drawers) , Island with sink Cabinet above the fridge, Cabinets with glass, 4 horizontal cabinets with glass, all doors and drawers soft close, spice arrangers, cutlery arrangers...the full works for the kitchen all for the cost of $3820USD.

That cost me a lot less including the plane ticket and hotel accommodation if a local builder or supplier were doing everything on that list (most of them quoted me over 80K TTD).


My advice to you is do your research and buy/build your kitchen. And yes, IKEA makes top quality stuff cause everyone who enters my home is amazed at how it looks and the quality if the workmanship. They're all shocked when I tell them that I did it myself (along with a friend).

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Postby nos_specialist » March 27th, 2015, 11:21 pm

My approach is different, Buy all the tools, watch Youtube...learn woodworking, Build your own kitchen

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Postby cinco » March 27th, 2015, 11:44 pm

nos_specialist wrote:My approach is different, Buy all the tools, watch Youtube...learn woodworking, Build your own kitchen

It will cost you more in wood alone than flying and importing an IKEA kitchen

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Re: Kitchen cupboards etc

Postby pugboy » March 28th, 2015, 5:43 am

that database say greenheart weighs less than poui..........

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KIA Motors wrote:hey guys...do you guys know about using apple matt for kitchen cabinets? A wood work guy came to give me a quote and suggested I use this because I want to stain it dark/black.


i think you mean appamat

http://www.kitchendepotltd.com/2012/02/appamat.html

i think someone told me that appamat is the wood from poui trees

Handroanthus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae.[1] It consists of 30 species of trees, known in Latin America by the common names poui, pau d'arco, or ipê.

http://www.wood-database.com/lumber-identification/hardwoods/ipe/

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Postby gundelero » March 28th, 2015, 9:52 am

Simsimmer. ..... do u mind giving us a pic. If not, can u please PM it. I'm interested in doing same.

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Postby Corn Bird » March 28th, 2015, 10:33 am

pugboy wrote:that database say greenheart weighs less than poui..........


"Thanks Rotarex, we are shipping out of Georgetown, GY...

..I chose not to ship the greenheart just because of the cracking and checking we typically see in it for pilings and dry dock timbers.

However, the mill insists that when slowly and properly air dried, the wood will remain stable and exhibit minimal checking. Appearantly, the sell quite a bit into Europe. In terms of strength, it appears to rate as high as Ipe on the Janka Hardness tests. We will be testing our samples for another year or two before we decide to offer it. "

http://www.contractortalk.com/f50/anyone-have-experience-working-greenheart-decking-85862/

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Re: Kitchen cupboards etc

Postby gtiracer » March 28th, 2015, 10:40 am

Now going to ask simsimmer to do same yes.. done register on Ikea and build kitchen :grin:

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Re: Kitchen cupboards etc

Postby pugboy » March 28th, 2015, 11:28 am

Ikea kitchens not all that structurally good imho,
But the convnience is probably worth it if u will to ship etc

Women like the ambience and whole day scenes there along with the food

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Postby redrum » March 29th, 2015, 7:22 am

Sim simmer, I am also looking to get some custom made kitchen cupboards, I would also entertain the idea of having it shipped from florida, I will not have it done locally because of unreliable people and crazy quotes....

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Postby KIA Motors » March 30th, 2015, 9:59 am

redrum wrote:Sim simmer, I am also looking to get some custom made kitchen cupboards, I would also entertain the idea of having it shipped from florida, I will not have it done locally because of unreliable people and crazy quotes....



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Postby TriniAutoMart » March 30th, 2015, 1:52 pm

Wish I looked at this thread a little earlier. I'm stuck with a guy doing some cupboards for me and this man dragging the job. It's currently three weeks overdue and half of that is because his workers keep making a mess of the job and they have to keep doing over things. Feeling to drop this guy and hire someone else to finish the job.

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Postby nos_specialist » March 30th, 2015, 3:55 pm

As a person getting into woodworking myself...I can safely say..

1. Yes people are unreliable and quick to do shortcut work.
2. Woodworking is a labour intensive job as well as a lot of money to invest in proper tools etc...soo.it will be costly labourwise..unles u get a cheap dude doin a quick knock up..what u pay for is what you get.
3. I opt to build my own cabinets because I know the quality of work I will put down for myself, and I wat I want for myself qualitywise I will also do for others..I have invested heavily into this field because I like it..and when the time comes to build my own kitchen I kno I will be capable of doing a professional job myself.

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Re: Kitchen cupboards etc

Postby X2 » March 30th, 2015, 8:08 pm

With modern 32mm assembly type of cabinets (likey what IKEA uses)... it is much easier to buy off the shelf cabinets with minimal custom sizing or spacers to get a nice finished look. Many cabinet builders shy away from the euro 32mm system due to the complexity of building older american type framed cabinets to keep work 'complicated' enough to keep clients quiet.

Leveling the cabinetry is of utmost importance when installing and a semi skilled DIYer can do it on their own... countertops can be another story. I always say go to a specialist.

The problem with most kitchens these days is the design of it, which most people take for granted as being the cabinet supplier or builder's job, which is not the best idea. Have an idea of what you want before jumping into a project, otherwise it can take on a life (and timeline) of it's own. Although cabinetry can be mass produced these days, every kitchen is still a 'custom' job since every space is differently sized and offer different challenges such as columns, electrical, floor transitions, existing architectural pieces... Planning and patience is key to not get frustrated enough to throw things.

As a side note, be very careful when buying solid wood in Trinidad as much of our local woods, particularly teak, ends up on the market via pirate ventures... rushing the reaping and drying process. Solid wood needs to be kiln dried to specific humidity levels to ensure proper cell collapse so the wood won't split and crack a few months after installation. Many cabinet makers don't even know the specific humidity of woods they buy (even though the gauges are available).

Most kitchens are re-done every 10 years now due to changing trends...whereas our parents kitchens were around for 2 decades before changing out. Needs change as do family size and functionality...so solid wood cabinets, once considered the prime material, has given way to more environmentally friendly plys and engineered woods like mdf.... which offer better sustainable initiatives and make it more cost friendly over the long run... particularly if you choose to swap out the look or layout in a few years.

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Re: Kitchen cupboards etc

Postby SimSimmer69 » March 31st, 2015, 2:26 pm

I will take a picture of the cabinets and upload it. No one can tell me that IKEA has inferior stuff or their kitchens are worse than anyone else's. I even have corner carousels (x2). The price of my kitchen in terms of function to build here would cost you over 85K....FACT!

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Re: Kitchen cupboards etc

Postby nos_specialist » March 31st, 2015, 4:14 pm

85 grand for a kitchen cabinet set up....damnnn daz a lot of cash

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Postby gucci05 » March 31st, 2015, 6:12 pm

Casam woodworking
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Work is exceptional.....
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Postby nos_specialist » March 31st, 2015, 6:49 pm

Daz some nice work there...great job.

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Re: Kitchen cupboards etc

Postby japan-r-us » March 31st, 2015, 8:41 pm

gucci05 wrote:Casam woodworking
Freeport

Work is exceptional.....


The first picture :!:

Wow this is really amazing stuff from local ppl. :shock:

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Re: Kitchen cupboards etc

Postby pugboy » March 31st, 2015, 9:02 pm

very nicely put together and colour contrast.
not to take anything away from them but it is not really anything technically different
from what a "regular skilled" guy supposed to be able to do
but of course the bad work ethics overrides all of that.


$85k sounding like a real ripoff, a good average kitchen rule of thumb
should start at around $600/sq ft and $1000 should get you almost anything within reason.

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Postby MD Marketers » April 1st, 2015, 11:37 am

Recent Job:
Materials Came up to around $16,000
Labour was around $10,000
It was custom built starting with the concrete structure, then plumbing, then tiling, then cupboard doors.
Around 30' worth of kitchen counters/doors
We build for those people with low budgets in mind. This does not mean that the quality of work is in any way compromised however.

We do everything so feel free to call if you have something elsse in mind as well. 280-6886
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Re: Kitchen cupboards etc

Postby pugboy » April 1st, 2015, 7:44 pm

I should clarify that the sq ft quoted is for cabinet counter size, not area of entire kitchen.

pugboy wrote:
$85k sounding like a real ripoff, a good average kitchen rule of thumb
should start at around $600/sq ft and $1000 should get you almost anything within reason.

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Re: Kitchen cupboards etc

Postby pugboy » April 1st, 2015, 7:52 pm

Nice, works out to approx $500/sq ft for 60sq feet of cabinetry.
Pretty reasonable as tiles were used versus a stone countertop.

One thing your build was a complete skeleton build as opposed to units which are slapped together which makes it more expensive.

MD Marketers wrote:Recent Job:
Materials Came up to around $16,000
Labour was around $10,000
It was custom built starting with the concrete structure, then plumbing, then tiling, then cupboard doors.
Around 30' worth of kitchen counters/doors
We build for those people with low budgets in mind. This does not mean that the quality of work is in any way compromised however.

We do everything so feel free to call if you have something elsse in mind as well. 280-6886
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Re: Kitchen cupboards etc

Postby japan-r-us » April 1st, 2015, 8:12 pm

[quote="pugboy"]very nicely put together and colour contrast.
not to take anything away from them but it is not really anything technically different
from what a "regular skilled" guy supposed to be able to do
but of course the bad work ethics overrides all of that.

Please show me what a " technically different " local that is,kitchen is from a " regular skilled " guy.

You sir have NO taste,and knows nothing about kitchen cupboards and carpentry, stick to md marketers style, I can see you like that and making smokers.

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