A.J.'s post about shortcuts brought to mind an event that was both amusing and interesting.
The common consensus is that if it's not visible, you don’t need too worry too much about making it perfect. The undersides of tables or the backs of cabinets are good examples of areas that have traditionally not been finished to the same standards as the visible parts of the piece.
So, what about the event mentioned earlier? It was on a kitchen project designed by a well known architect for a well heeled client. This guy was a total perfectionist. I arrived at work one morning to the sight of the legs of his Armani suit pants sticking out of one of the kitchen cabinets and his Gucci shoes pointing toward the ceiling. He was lying on his back inspecting the undersides of the drawers.
He was a bit sheepish about being busted in such an ungraceful position but I was glad that the undersides of the drawers were at least presentable.
He seemed satisfied with the results of his inspection which was a relief because there was a moment is which I could see us hauling all the drawers back to the shop for a facelift!