James Benda, Cabinetmaker Portfolio
James Benda
Cabinetmaker
I've designed and built a wide range of built-in and free standing things, as you may see from this portfolio. Essentially, if it's made of wood, I'd be glad to help design and build it for you.   
Maple drawing table
Oak wet bar in basement
Mahogany dresser set
Stained maple kitchen with mid-century doors on uppers.  Full-extention pan drawers and side wine rack on lower cabinet.
Built-in Bookcase with fold-down desk, 
    retractable doors hiding foot space, 
       and pull-out shelves for printer and scanner
  (On the 2007/2008 Mpls/St.Paul Spring Home Tour)
Quartersawn Oak Trestle Dining 
Table
Thanks for looking!
Bed Railing and Stairs with interior storage
for children's bedroom  
Rolling flower pot panels
for Cafe Ena patio
46th and Grand
Cherry and Paela Bookshelf
Built-in bookcases (maple in office area, painted poplar in kids' play area) for a newly finished attic
Painted entertainment center and bookcases
 
Maple and Teak desk
Entertainment Center Built-In 
under stairs with full-extention,  "soft close" drawers slides 
Painted window bench with hinged seat to a storage compartment
Walnut Bedroom Set  
with built-in Nighstand/Headboard Assembly, 
Full- Extension under-bed drawers, and matching dresser
Birch kitchen 
with plate rack and desk
 Home-office storage cabinet and bookshelf 
(dark walnut stained birch and ambrosia maple) hung over desk
 
Walnut cabinets, bench and vanity for large master bathroom.  Wardrobe and drawers for master bedroom.
Built-in maple closet with shoe rack and chest
Open kitchen with wine rack in dining area.  Birch dyed Dark Walnut.
Mudroom cubbies with bench in birch, stained to match existing cabinetry and trim
Eco-friendly Bamboo Cabinets (Formaldehyde & Urea-free) with Birch interiors and adjustable shelves throughout
Cherry kitchen w/distressed black kitchen island and freestanding mirrored hutch
Mid-century maple kitchen addition with 45 degree dovetailed brace for cantilevered farmhouse sink
10'x7' solid walnut bookcase
Birch kitchen with plate rack and desk


Stained birch, under-stair storage cabinets

Floating quartersawn oak entertainment center

Floating walnut bookcase

Birch entertainment center and staircase