Phoenix cabinet maker completes unfinished entertainment center
Mesa, Arizona, Angie’s List member Bill W. started building the cabinets on his custom entertainment center himself. According to his Pages of Happiness-nominated review, Bill began with the base and intended to complete the upper portion as well, but that didn’t pan out. “Due to time constraints, a year later I still had not finished the project on my own,” he says.
Left with an incomplete project, Bill contacted three cabinet installers to finish the job. Of the three, Chris Olsen, owner of highly rated Chris’s Custom Cabinets in Phoenix, was the only one willing to tackle the task. “The other cabinetmakers would not take the job, because they didn’t want to install their work on what I had already installed,” Bill says.
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According to Bill, Chris immediately began to draw a plan that incorporated new ideas, as well as some of his original suggestions. “Chris didn’t even flinch at my request,” he says.
The cabinetry for the job, which cost $6,000, was built in Olsen’s shop. Then, it was put together in the house. According to Bill, the installation took about two hours, and the stain matched perfectly to the base cabinets previously installed. “Looking at the completed unit, I don’t think you can tell that the upper and lower portions were not built as one at the same time,” he says.
Bill loves every detail of the project, from the hutch unit to the doors covered with speaker-cloth. “I could not be happier,” he says.