Friday, September 28, 2012


 There are lots of exciting things afoot at Goodwin Mill And Cabinet right now.  Back in June, we ordered a new CNC Router for cutting out our boxes and other stuff.  At one point, we were using a beam saw to do all of our cutting.  That came to an abrupt halt when the saw broke down and we couldn't find anyone who could repair it.  It's a cautionary tale of buying an unrepairable item from a company who will only service it if you fly their repairman in from Europe.  It's just not worth it.
 This router is awesome!  It uses a vacuum system to hold the material in place and it's a precision instrument when you look at the intricate cutting it is capable of doing.  Of course we'll mainly use it to cut boxes, so not many complex lines.  It's still cool you can do more with it if you needed or wanted to.
 This is the computer console that runs the machine.  It's actually more advanced than it looks.  This is where we enter the dimensions of the parts we want the sheet of material cut in to.  It looks like something you'd seen in a Godzilla movie.  But it's much nicer and the keyboard is cool.
 Right now, we've been cutting our boxes out on a regular table saw.  Carson Goodwin is the man responsible for doing all the cutting.  And even though he's got it down to a science, it can still take some time to get all the sides cut out.
 Using this router, we can cut that time down significantly.  And I'm not just talking about minutes and hours here.  With this machine running, Carson can cut an entire kitchen in a half a day.  That's faster than we can assemble them. 
We've been studying some lean manufacturing techniques to try and speed up the assembly process.  If we can, we'll be able to match the speed of our router.  That would put us on track to deliver and install four times faster than before.  With that type of installation speed, we can take on more work and more Southern Utah residents can benefit by having Goodwin cabinets.  Now's the time to contact Goodwin Mill And Cabinet.  Let us transform your life and help you realize your dream of the perfect Kitchen or other space through tasteful, stylish cabinetry!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


 Goodwin Mill And Cabinet is at it again!  This time, we supplied cabinets for a home in Springdale, UT.  For those of you not in the know, Springdale is a lovely little town outside of Zions National Park.  This is the second job we've done in Springdale for Jensen + Sons.  This house is smaller than their last one, but it has a huge amount of character and charm!  
 It's nestled on a little ave that is perfectly picturesque.  It's just lovely.  I went there to measure this house for the cabinets and I love the area.  The house is cozy and has enough space to be warm and inviting.
 Because I wasn't part of the installation team that set these cabinets, I haven't been back to the house to see how they turned out.  However, I did snap some pics as we were building them and staging them in our loading area.  I figured this would be a good time to show you how that process happens.  After the pieces of the cabinets are assembled, the finish box is stacked with other boxes from the same job.  We try to group them with other cabinets in the same room.  This helps when we deliver the job as we can take all the cabinets directly into the rooms they go and stage them in place.
 There were actually two of these larger units, but the pics I'm showing are actually the same piece.  I think these full length boxes are for the kitchen, but I'm not sure.  I'll have to pick up the plans and see.  I plan on taking pics of the cabinets in the house if I can get out there before the remodel is complete.  Stay tuned and keep your fingers crossed.

Both of the Jensen + Sons homes in Springdale are remodels.  Goodwin Mill And Cabinet can take any space and build the cabinets you want to fit it.  If you're planning on doing a remodel, Goodwin Mill And Cabinet's cabinet design service will let you design your kitchen to fit your space.  With the design finalized, you can shop for bids and find the best price.  Now's the time to call Goodwin Mill And Cabinet.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


 Once again Goodwin Mill And Cabinet has teamed up with Rock Solid to create another masterpiece in the Dixie Springs community!  This little home is absolutely gorgeous as the pics will demonstrate.  I'm gonna start this gallery in the Kitchen.  This first pic is of the lower cabinets sitting right in the corner angle of the kitchen layout.  There's a drawer bank on the right and a shelf unit on the left.  That center cabinet is a Lazy Susan.
 The second pic shows the uppers in the same corner. The center cabinet is the interesting piece here.  It's flanked on both sides by two shelf units.  This is a great set of cabinets and those can lights really help to accent the stain color. 
 Here's a wide angle shot to give you a better idea of what the kitchen layout looks like.  There's a south wall and an east wall with cabinets.  The south wall has the opening for an oven and microwave hood. The east wall has an opening for the fridge.
 This lower is a shelf unit with two drawers up top.  It's also to the right of where the cooktop oven will sit.  The area to the right of it will be the dining area for the entire home.

The uppers on the south wall are all shelf units.  You can see the space for the microwave hood.  If you notice, the tile backsplash also ends with the uppers and continues on with regular painted walls.  It's quite lovely.  They picked a very subtle paint and it helps the backsplash stand out.  The counter top also possesses a soft tone that brightens the wood.

 I wanted to point out to you that this is not a shelf unit.  This is the entrance to a hidden pantry.  It seems these concealed pantries are all the rage right now.  These panels are awesome when they're done and really give you a sense of grandeur in a kitchen.  These cabinets look like pantries unto themselves.  Imagine the surprise you would feel opening this cabinet and finding a room with shelves and all kinds of food storage...

 Here's a wide shot of the whole East wall.  You can see the upper over the space where the fridge will be and the finished panels on both sides of it.  You also get a side view of the Pantry door.  The next two pics are of the island.  The first one

 Yep, here's the island.  We'll be seeing if from two sides.  This first view shows it from the inside and you can clearly see the space for the dishwasher.  The sink is also part of the island.
 The outside of the island looks a little different in color mainly because the sources of natural light change drastically from one angle to the next.  It was impossible to preserve the golden look of the kitchen in this photo.  Too much natural light.
 This is the full kitchen as seen from the Living or Great Room.  You can see the tile floors, those delightful hanging lights and the backsplash.  It's not the biggest kitchen we've done, but it is a great one!

 Here's the master bath.  I'm actually including two pics even though there's only one combined unit.  I'm just showing it from both vantage points.  I think the tile is the same as from the Kitchen.  The counter top is the same color as well.
 This double vanity is the only cabinetry in this room.  Sometimes we do uppers on the side with a valance, but this is all the buyers wanted so it's what we did.  I love these side by side vanities.  I think they're awesome!
 The powder room or guest bath has this simple vanity.  There's a sink and a drawer bank.  I should've posted a pic of the entire bathroom because it's very nice!  For a second bathroom, it's done well.  Rock Solid does great work folks!
 These last three pics are all of the Utility room.  This room has a folding table and then a base cabinet with an upper above it.  Directly right is where the washer and dryer will go.  This pic shows the base unit by itself.  The upper is directly over it, but I wanted to showcase the cabinets individually.  These units all feature tile counter tops.  The base unit here is a shelf unit with a drawer at the top.
 This is the folding area directly across from the base cabinet.  It's a row of three shelf units with a tile counter top.  It's a great idea!  I've seen counter space in laundry areas before but nothing quite like this piece.  It's a great idea to have a space like this.
Here's the Utility room upper.  It's a basic shelf unit with finished sides.  There's not a lot of custom work in this room, but it looks great!

If you're interested in building a home in Southern Utah, especially in the Dixie Springs area, you should contact James Cheney at Rock Solid.  They build great homes and offer their clients an excellent experience in building a home.  You should also call Goodwin Mill And Cabinet!  We'll help you design your cabinet layout.  You can design cabinets that fit your needs rather than adjusting to what's there.  We can bring your dream Kitchen, Bathroom and Laundry room to life.  Call today.


 If you remember, Goodwin Mill And Cabinet produced a specialty door and we had a contest to see who could name the pattern.  After weeks of waiting for entries, we finally held a drawing and a winner was chosen.  Our lucky entrant was Becky Gifford of Cedar City, UT.  We sent her a $10 gift card to Subway where she can enjoy a lunch on us.  Her suggestion was "Abstract Wave" and that is now the official title of the door style.  We will continue to have this door available for a short time until we decide to retire the pattern.

This first photo shows the door pattern.  Although the glass isn't in place and the door itself was in the spray room getting finished.  The second photo shows the door after it's been hung in the house.  The glass panes are missing, but you get the general idea.  I wanted to include the pics because I thought the door looks really incredible in this light.  And I wanted you to see it in place.  The third pic shows the door with the glass installed.  I wasn't sure what kind of glass they were going to use on this home.  I thought it might be tea stained or some obscured glass.  You can't really tell the glass is there as it is simple, clear glass.  Still, it looks incredible in place.  I'm going back to the home when it's evening and I'm going to take final pics.  The light should be less extreme and allow for more detail.  

Keep checking in with Goodwin Mill And Cabinet.  Read the blog and check out the website.  There will be more chances to win contests and more exciting details about our work and what's happening.  Everyone wants a beautiful kitchen.  Even you!  I know you do.  And reading this blog - viewing our pics - learning more about the business...  These are ways for you to decide what you want in your own space one day.  Goodwin Mill And Cabinet is here to help you realize your dreams.  So stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


At Goodwin Mill And Cabinet, we know we're fortunate to have such incredible clients!  Right now we have a few jobs running in the shop.  We've installed a few kitchens lately and they've all turned out great!  In the meantime, we've had some smaller work come through and I wanted to take the time to show you some of these.

Custom furniture is an area we're known for and our reputation continues to grow as we produce more and more unique, beautiful and decorative work.

This piece is a custom headboard cabinet.  We needed to match the wood species, color and style of the existing cabinetry in the room.  There are six shelf openings and four doors.  The doors are on a slider system and slide left or right to open other spaces.  We show the two middle spaces open as that look is more balanced.  Since it's a free standing headboard, there wasn't any installation.  We simply delivered the piece and set it in place.  It turned out quite lovely and I think the owners' were pleased with it as well.

This table was a side job done in the shop, though I'm not sure who it went to.  I snapped a photo of it because I thought the post legs were extremely intricate and I loved the way it looked once it was completed.  I would love to get a shot of this table after it was set in place.  Some of these items look absolutely incredible when they're in a decorated setting.  And this table would be no exception.

 These two tables were commissioned by Tapestry Design.  The larger of the two is a Sofa Table and the smaller is a bench with a padded seat.  I don't know who these were made for, but they turned out beautiful.  The posts for the legs were simple, but substantial and when we put them on, it was obvious they give each piece a strong, vibrant look.  I also took a second pic of the Sofa Table to show you how cool the metal work on it was. 

I recently added a gallery on the website showing some post turnings we've recently done.  I've been keeping track of the orders as Mike's been filling them.  I wanted to take some time to show you some of the posts he's been turning.  This first one has that spiral center; a look that's always reminded me of an old fashioned barber shop pole.  It also has a Celtic look.
This one is actually a shorter post.  It has the look of a column.  I'm not sure whether it's more Greek or Roman as both styles used the grooves running up the column.  From my research, the difference is more in the top of the column.  Roman columns seem to be more ornate and Greek columns are simple.  Using that criteria, I'd categorize this post as Greek.
A more simple post than the previous two.  This is a Tuscan type post.  Tuscan columns and posts were the first to use smooth surfaces with the ornamentation occurring in the rings around the column at the top or the bottom.  You expect to see an old street lamp on top of this post.  It's simple and that's where the elegance lies.
This post uses the four sided block on the top and bottom, but the center portion is cut in a hexagonal pattern.  I think that's an interesting juxtaposition and I love how it looks as a post.  This particular post is much shorter than the previous ones.  As Mike was making these, I noticed the sizes varied.  I suspect these are meant to line up in a graduating scale.
The shortest of all the posts I was photographing.  These little guys reminded me of metal posts I saw all over Europe.  People had them like mini-fences all over the place with chains running between them.  They're obviously meant to stand alone as they have a top.  Posts that go between things, like posts on a stair rail, have square ends on both the top and the bottom.
For some reason, I think of antique brooches when I look at this piece.  Maybe it's the oval shapes.  I want to point out something all the posts we've seen so far have in common...  They're all unfinished.  Much of the orders we get for posts are for unfinished work.  Sometimes there's color in the wood depending on the species.  
If I had to give these posts a name, I'll call them swan necks.  They have gentle slopes like champagne flutes.  I think they are extremely elegant.  They're not as much in demand in this area; but that's because so much of the style is Southwestern and Native American.  These posts don't really fit either style... 
The final photo for the day is this batch of posts Mike turned for an order.  The order called for a color and finish, so these got the full treatment.  I'm not sure what color that is.  I know it's not white.  There was something mixed in, I'm certain.  Either way, this is one of those times where the order is for something finished and we were able to match a color for the company who commissioned the work.

So now you've seen more of what can be accomplished at Goodwin Mill And Cabinet.  Call today and let us show you what we can do for you.  Scan the pic to visit our website.


Friday, September 7, 2012


 Another wonderful day at Goodwin Mill And Cabinet.  As much as I love these new pics I have of the Cliffs job, I still hope to get in one more time before the job closes.  This blog entry will show you almost everything we did in the home with the exception of the doors (as they are not all hung yet), and some hardware.  We don't always get the chance to show cabinetry in a home after it's decorated; but it would be wonderful if we could showcase all of our jobs.

 The first few pics are of the Casita again.  Here is the main kitchen area.  You've got the small sink on the base vanity, space for a small fridge and some granite for the counter.  The upper has a space for a microwave.  

Originally, these shelves were open, but they owners added the lower cabinets on them.  I think the previous photos showed the shelving without these base cabinets.  The shelves are built right into the wall and they are finished on both sides with the one exposed front.  This set, if you're looking straight ahead, is on the right hand side directly behind the entry door.  The next photo shows the left hand side.  This one sits beside a rather large window and gets lots of natural light.  Because of this, getting a descent shot is kind of hard.  But   I think I got one here.  The window is partly showing and that gives you an idea how big it is on that wall.  It's a nice design.

 This photo is the vanity in the Casita bathroom.  I really love the finished shelf section with the rounded top.  It's not a big unit, but the finished shelving flows into the main room and gives the vanity a unique look.

 This is the specialty door we made specifically for this home.  I've got a contest running to name it right now.  So far, I've got about 6 entries.  6 suggestions for name.  We need to get more in order for this to work.  Please feel free to text me if you have a name suggest.  Remember, you can win a Subway gift card.
 This is the vanity in the guest bathroom in the main house.  Like the Casita bathroom, it has a section of open finished shelves.  The sink is an under-mount and already installed to the granite counter.  They still need to install the faucets.
 This is a head-on view of the vanity.  I think this view with the lighting really shows off the color of the stain.  It looks incredible.  Especially with the softer colors in the tile, counters and wall paint.  The cabinets really pop!
 This job has another couple of features I want to point out and this one is in the master bedroom.  We have two cabinets built into the wall.  Both are smaller units.  I think they are storage space for movies or DVD/Blu-ray player.  They're both simple shelf units.  I've got a photo of the other one.  I'll show it when we get to the Great Room.
 Now here's the master bath.  I took this shot from the tub, (which had not yet been installed).  I climbed in the opening so I could get a wide angle.  I also grabbed pics of the cabinets in sections.  
 This is the first section and as you can see, it has the sink vanity and then a drawer bank.  There is a smaller cabinet attached to the desk.  I'm not sure how the mirrors and lights are laid out, but I'm sure it's going to look amazing.
 Here's the second section. Like the first section, there's the sink vanity and a drawer bank.  The tile on the floor here is much darker.  I think it makes the cabinet color look richer.
 This unique piece is the vanity in the powder room. See the small hole in the middle of the granite counter?  This will be a sink that sits on top of the counter.  They are very cool.  The Brown house in Sky Ranch had one.
 This is the second wall unit.  It's located right next to the fireplace in the great room.  We also did the mantle above the fireplace. I'm not sure what the material is on the door, but it looks cool.
 And here's the Kitchen.  This is an outside shot of the barback.  This is a more complete view of this section of the lower bank.  There will probably be stools or chairs running along here.
 This is the full West wall of the Kitchen.  From left to right you have the glass door uppers, the stove top and range hood, counter space and a place for a microwave and finally a cabinet that will hold the oven.
 The island is a bold space of color in the Kitchen.  It's colored Green Grasses and  also has an under-mount sink.  The shape is another thing to mention because the island was designed to match a pattern in the ceiling.
 This is the East wall of the Kitchen.  From left to right, you have a pantry cabinet.  It's a full length shelf unit.  Then you have the space for the fridge with a small upper.  And finally, a row of glass door uppers and a row of base shelf units. 
 As you come around the corner on the East wall, you have this section.  There's some shelf units up and down with a space for a dishwasher.  That full length pantry cabinet is attached to the one right around the corner.
 Now we're in the laundry room.  This space was large enough to have cabinets on both sides.  This is the West wall.  From left to right, small upper, then two double door shelf uppers.  There's a desk/folding shelf.
 The desk section runs almost the entire length of the wall.  Both the uppers and the desk end with a full length piece.  It's a broom closet.  There are shelves in the upper section, but the lower area is reserved for brooms, mops and vacuums.
 This is the East wall.  From left to right you have a uppers working all the way across.  They are all shelf units.  The base cabinet in the corner is a small vanity and then you have the space for the washer and dryer.
 As you can see, there's another small base vanity.  Directly above it is a small upper with a closet rod mounted.  This is for hanging clothes once they come out of the dryer.
 This pic shows the middle section of the uppers.  These are the cabinets that will sit above the washer and dryer.  I wanted to draw your attention to the crown molding.  We're building the molding prior to installation.  The entire crown for this side of the room is a single piece we now shoot directly in place on the job.  It looks phenomenal and it's helped us save time during installation.  
The final pic shows one of the doors.  I took this one because we didn't have very many doors installed and I wanted to show at least one of the regular doors.  The other one I have posted is the front door and it's a specialty door.

So there you have it.  Newer, more exciting pics of our time at the Cliffs.  As always you can learn more information about our company by going to Goodwin Mill And Cabinet website.  You can also pop into facebook and check us out there.  Facebook is where you can enter to win the Subway gift card.  Just look at the pattern and suggest a name.