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DIY Kitchen Project with ColorReader
When a master carpenter needs a new kitchen, he builds it himself, of course. Paul Robben, the “Nerdy Timber” takes us along his kitchen refresh journey via YouTube videos, from planning his new kitchen to the finished product. He used hisnbright orange refrigerator as a starting point for creating a color-coordinated space, using the ColorReader EZ.
In the first video, Paul and his father, himself a master carpenter, show us how the planning of the kitchen area takes shape, how the concrete 3D planning is created from an initial rough plan, and which existing materials can be “recycled.”
You can see the video here:
The second part is all about craftsmanship, as Paul and his father build the base cabinets for the kitchen from coated chipboard. Step-by-step, they show how to build the cabinets and explain what to look out for.
Once the base cabinets are finished, the next step is to color them. Paul chose a blue – a complementary color to his orange refrigerator. He had already found his desired color in a manufacturer’s color chart, but they were very expensive and exceed Paul’s budget. This is where ColorReader EZ came in. Paul used the device to measure the color blue he wanted from the manufacturer’s color chart.
He immediately got a precise paint color match, along with the LAB color code he can bring to the paint store of his choice to mix paint to this exact shade.
He also measures other colors used in his kitchen (refrigerator, countertop, wood trim, etc.) and saved them in the ColorReader app as a separate color palette:
The cabinets are painted in the next segment:
The full video can be seen here:
You’ll find partial steps to Paul’s kitchen re-do on his YouTube channel. To view the full project, subscribe to Paul’s the “Nerdy Timber” channel.
Here’s a look at the finished kitchen:
Paul Robben is a master carpenter who loves his craft. This is evident if you watch his YouTube channel, where he always shares his wonderful building projects. Whether he’s making toys and useful accessories or planning and designing a complete kitchen re-do, you’ll find a lot of interesting content on his very popular channel.
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