I can’t believe how long it has been since I posted any work on this series. The Buffet/Hutch is not completed. It’s in the state that I showed last. The last post was 473 days ago.
I just installed the first cabinets for the kitchen in Delaware.
Old Picture. You can see my Greene and Greene Thorsten table that was entered in a LumberJock challenge.
The counter top is from the old cabinet. i plan to put down Corian. I’m doing it myself so I’ll do some fill-in first until I get the shop emptied a little.
I built one upper cabinet and one lower cabinet. A lot of other wood has been cut and the pieces needing veneer have been mostly covered. I was attempting to determine the math to be able to do the rest of the cabinets easily. The pieces (I hope have all been cut large)
The veneer is Eucalyptus Burl from Australia that I bought on eBay, and Yellow Birch that I got in New Jersey.
The doors are assembled as a unit and are then cut apart to make 2 doors. And the design matches the design for the end panels.
The desigh is Greene and Greene with my cloud lifts and the Ebony pegs.
My plans are to have the white sap wood stripe across the top of all of the cabinets and all the rest to be heart wood that is pink. The veneer and the yellow birch both have a pinkish cast.
The base has not yet been created for the bottom of the base cabinet. And the drawer fronts have not yet been created. I’ll probably wait until all cabinets are built and installed before I make the drawer front.
These cabinets are 24” wide and were made to match the ones that were there previously.
The finish is Conversion varnish that is a varnish that requires a catalyst just before spraying. The finish dries to allow sanding in 20 minutes so it can be recoated quickly.
These cabinets required a quart of finish so I probably need a couple more gallons before I’m finished.
I’ve got lots of pictures and I post some blogs of the construction and the jigs that I created. And I’ve got lots of building to do.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia email@example.com †