Right off the bat, I'll make this disclaimer - I'm not hawking my cabinet shop here - just showing what the guy (me) who came up with the MIKRADLE idea does for a living when not engaged in his MIKRADLE Cottage Business...
I thought those of you whom have either purchased a MIKRADLE (or just contemplated buying) might appreciate knowing that these are not just little "craft" objects being made in a home garage workshop. They are manufactured in the same 6,400 square foot shop in which I produced all of the following custom cabinets. I bring in raw timbers (as produced and kiln dried at a sawmill) and plane, joint, mill and cut to size all lumber and turn it into finished pieces. I do all of my own finish work in house - I have a full sized finishing room (15' x 22' spray booth). I use catalyzed lacquers for most of my work, utilizing an industrial German made spray system known as the Kremlin AAA System. This is a state of the art combination of spray guns, pneumatic pumps and hoses designed to place the precise amount of lacquer on the cabinetry without all the over spray produced by conventional spray systems.
No work is out-sourced - it's made either by hand tools or some of the larger machinery I have in my shop (my 24" planer weighs in over 3,000 pounds)! I do have employees - the number varies from 2-8 full timers (as well as some part timers) depending on my workload.
Hope you all enjoy viewing the installed work below. I sure enjoyed building every single piece. I usually start with my own designs (my clients traditionally give me Carte Blanc to design their commissioned pieces), build, finish and install all of my work - no piece leaves my shop without at least 60% or more my own labor into every job.
Some of you might recognize some of the photos - we have been featured in some magazines such as NJ Design, Better Homes and Gardens, House Beautiful as well as Architectural Digest (the teak dining room table pictured was one of those featured in AD). I can state that I'm quite proud of what I've done with my work, and would like to respectfully claim my Dad as the driving force behind most of my work - he taught me most of what I know about the wood industry. Though retired for some years now (many of you are familiar with the health issues he has endured as of late) he and I still consult on many jobs I commission - I have the utmost respect and admiration for his knowledge, skills and experience. He's been so much more than just a Father to me - for most of my life he has been my best friend.
And so, enjoy my photos, just a small representation of the thousands of custom cabinets I've fondly manufactured throughout my very satisfying career.
Custom Kitchens by Lubrich - the "mother" of MIKRADLE! A Portfolio Sampling: