More than just a cabinet company…
Jim Farris, a native Houstonian, with a background in Fine Art, started his own custom cabinet shop, “Jim Farris Cabinets” in 1976. He offers a gamut of woodwork using domestic and exotic woods, veneers, and laminates.
This modern kitchen features Santos Rosewood veneers with a catalyzed acrylic polyurethane, hand-polished to a high-gloss sheen. This finish combined with the exotic veneers adds a tremendous amount of depth to the exteriors. Solid beech dovetail drawers are included too! The doors and drawers are both soft-close. The island features concealed castors with a unique gang-lock like they use on hospital beds. When it is locked down it’s rock steady!
This contemporary kitchen features bamboo exteriors. Bamboo is actually a grass and is the fastest growing plant on the planet. It is very strong, and a viable replacement for hardwoods for use in cabinetry and flooring. It has many other uses as well. My first fishing pole was bamboo!
My client had a brand new bed and wanted a desk / wall unit to match. The biggest challenge on this project was to duplicate the multi-layered distressed finish. We were very successful, and the client was most pleased. The flip-down front in the knee space hides a pull-out shelf for their laptop computer. The extensive molding detail is accomplished without being overdone. This unit is in a high-rise condo and had to be designed to come up their elevator!
This country kitchen is a unique blend of old and new. There are lots of interesting things here to enjoy. Simple Shaker styled doors, antiques, wrought iron, stainless steel, and more, all blend together beautifully. On the left you've got a pantry with pull-out shelves and a broom closet. The multi-purpose antique table serves as a bar, breakfast table, buffet, and kitchen island. The counter-depth refrigerator looks built-in, but it's not. The skirt-styled sink with the curtains below really gives you a farmhouse feel. But this kitchen has all of the modern-day conveniences. The finish on these cabinets is unique. It has layered colors over beech hardwood doors and drawer fronts. The natural wood and different colors are revealed with subtle distressing and worn corners. The exteriors are then clear coated to protect the whole exterior.
This custom home office furniture features a beautifully finished solid cherry and veneer exterior. The counter top is actually a cherry wood-grain plastic laminate. Plastic laminate has come a long, long way in recent years! This laminate looks like real cherry even to the trained eye! The matching bookcases have adjustable shelves.
The computer desk has several special features. All of the wiring is hidden behind the removable panel in the knee space. The low-voltage counter lights are controlled by a touch-dimmer. The wood-edged laminate top is very durable. The double-hinged doors on the lower right cabinet swing back out of the way for easy access to the CPU and the pull-out printer shelf.
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