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Kitchen Remodel #15: The drawer fronts

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Blog entry by Karson posted 1876 days ago 6068 reads 4 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: The Veneering gets going again Part 15 of Kitchen Remodel series Part 16: Mini Cabinets and Soffit upgrade »

Once the weather warmed up I was able to go outside to spray the drawer fronts.

This is the back that will be screwed up to the drawer and so it will never be seen again. So here is your last chance. It’s quilted maple veneer.

I used it because it was big and i had a lot of it and I wasn’t sure that I’d ever use it so now some is gone.

I can’t believe that I never took a picture of the drawers being sprayed. But, here they are installed. on the drawers.

The 5 drawer cabinet in the back of the island.

The 3 drawer cabinet in the island. These drawers required book matching veneer on each of the drawers.

The 4 drawer to the right of the island and left of the range.

The 4 drawer cabinet to the right of the range.

The cabinet to the right still doesn’t have drawers made.

The 3 drawer cabinet beside the refrigerator.

19 drawer fronts all installed. The top drawer is the same size on all cabinets with the exception of the 5 drawer cabinet. The 4 drawer cabinet have all drawers the same size. The 3 drawer cabinets have drawers of approx 7”, 10” and 12”.

So now I made a jig to drill the holes for the drawer pulls.

The jig is mounted on top of the drawer front and centered on the drawer.

All drilling is from the front.

The drawer handles are made to match the cabinet and drawer fronts. They are Yellow Birch heart wood for the mount and sapwood for the handle.

These drawer pulls are like the pulls that Darrell Peart is using on his cabinets that he posted here on LumberJocks.

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I asked Darrell about the pulls and he referred me to James Krenov

The pulls are shown on one of his cabinets in this video.

Smitty also posted this on LumberJocks and he had the pulls that I liked.
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Here is a piece made by Bibb

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So I made the pulls. They are 1 1/8” high 1 1/4” wide and 13/16” thick. The rod between them is 7/16” and was cut with a doweling jig. I thought I’d posted it before but couldn’t find it so I guess I’ll have to make a new post or review.

The pulls had a pilot holes drilled in the back with the same hole spacing as the drawer front spacing. The jig that I used to drill the holes also Set the spacing for the mount blocks.

The first one mounted.

I ratchet drill to put in the hex head screws.

Drilling the holes in the drawer fronts.

The 5 drawer cabinet in the back of the island.

The 3 drawer cabinet.

And the 4 drawer cabinet.

The 4 drawer cabinet to the right of the range.

The drawer pull up close.

19 drawer pulls installed.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †



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PurpLev

8476 posts in 2275 days


#1 posted 1876 days ago

This is sacrilege, quilted maple gone missing… lol. luckily the fronts make up for it :) looks great! love the wooden hardware.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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lew

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#2 posted 1876 days ago

The cabinets came out beautifully, Karson!!

Bet the Mrs. is happy to be using her new kitchen.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Workbench_Warrior

47 posts in 1880 days


#3 posted 1876 days ago

Quilted maple veneer covered up say it ain’t so Karson! As I said before great work and unique as well, you sure can’t buy drawers with unseen quilted maple veneer lol.

-- SAEPE EXPERTUS, SEMPER FIDELIS, FRATRES AETERNI - "Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever"

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Karson

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#4 posted 1876 days ago

She is definitelly happy to be able to open the drawers. She usually just left them open and walked around them. She said that a couple of times she grabbed the sides of the drawer to pull them open and then remembered that she now had a drawer pull.

Pavlov was right again.
For those of you who have never heard of Pavlov do a search for Pavlov’s dog.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Russel

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#5 posted 1876 days ago

Beautiful drawers. And, I’ll add my dismay to the quilted maple on the backs. I’m guessing the Mrs. is rather pleased.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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spanky46

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#6 posted 1876 days ago

Very very nice Karson! Your skill shows!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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Karson

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#7 posted 1876 days ago

Thanks guys. I appreciate it.

There were 32 sheets of that veneer in the flitch. I used maybe 8 – 10 and they had some cracks that would have been hard to join or patch. Don’t worry about the missing veneer, I’ve got lots more of that stuff.

This came in a package that had around 700 sq ft of maple veneer. I used around 30 Sq Ft.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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depictureboy

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#8 posted 1876 days ago

those are really nice karson…someday maybe my wife will let me build her stuff.

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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SCOTSMAN

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#9 posted 1876 days ago

I like your cabinetry also found the JK video very moving especially when he talked of his wife he reminded me of my father in law.A truly wonderful simplistic ideology I love that.Thanks for posting .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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dustyal

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#10 posted 1876 days ago

... okay… very nicely done… but how can you find anything in those 19 drawers? I have a little wet bar with 5 drawers and 3 doors… can’t find a thing on first try. lol Thanks for bringing the fronts and the jigs to our meeting show and tell… they really look good finished with the drawer pulls in place.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 1876 days ago

Beautiful!
But your going to end up with a stiff neck looking at the quilted maple.<(:O}#

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Karson

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#12 posted 1876 days ago

Al I use “1” silverware. Top drawer, I let her worry about the others.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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patron

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#13 posted 1876 days ago

exelent work ,karson .
i can’t believe how much work you did,
while i took a nap !

thats why you are the master .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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griff

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#14 posted 1876 days ago

Great looking cabinets Karson, Very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Napaman

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#15 posted 1876 days ago

very nice….

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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