As I was sitting in the courthouse hallway waiting to be a witness in an armed robbery case I happened to be sitting next to a gentleman that was a builder, as we spoke, he mentioned that he was building the model home of the year for the Home builders Assoc. of Thurston County. He went on in great detail about wanting a special kitchen and bath. As my imagination ran away with me while the boredom of waiting to testify was starting to get the best of me, I said, "I can do that." His response, "bring me some drawings." I went home that night drew up the kitchen and bath took the drawings to the builder the next day and got an overwhelming response. I had never made a kitchen cabinet in my life. I went to the folks house, showed Dad the drawings and asked him if he wanted to help me build a kitchen, he looked at the drawings and with great enthusiasm said,"are you nuts?" We did build the cabinets with a lot of inlay and marquetry. The whole back side of the island is veneered and inlaid. The best part of the whole experience though came when we installed the cabinets, we had not left quite enough room between cabinets to install the trash compactor, after some discussion on how to resolve our problem, we found a piece of cardboard and placed on the front of the compactor, we then sat down on the floor together and pushed it in with our feet. I can't remember laughing any harder than we did that day. Father's hope was that the appliance had a lifetime warranty.