Sandbar #6: Pictures!

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Blog entry by Sparky977 posted 06-16-2008 04:30 AM 1297 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are some pictures of the cabinets I built! Unfortunately, the builder hadn’t gotten some of the appliances, so the photographer was unable to get pictures of the bar, and one side of the island where the microwave sits. I hope that once they are in, I can get him back in for some more pictures.

The kitchen. The island is a very deep blue, and distressed on all edges. The corner posts are chamfered. The granite on the island is one of the most beautiful pieces I’ve seen.
All the drawers have Blum Tandem drawer guides with Blumotion. The boxes are 3/4 maple plywood. The fronts and doors are soft maple. Drawers are dovetailed, with 1/2 ply bottoms. Any cabinet with shelves uses 1/4” shelf pegs, 1” spacing. Face frames are attached to the boxes using Festool’s Domino system, so no visible fasteners. Lazy susan in the corner base cabinet. Apron front sink. 1 1/4” overlay hinges.

Another view of the kitchen. The island has large drawers for pots and pans. There are also open shelves on the angled corner not shown.

Just a neat view of the kitchen from the screen porch.

Lockers with seat
Lockers. The left locker is wider than the right due to the uncentered round window. Fun times. Architects just don’t think sometimes, I swear. When you are in the house, it doesn’t look too bad, for some reason this picture really makes it obvious. Or I am just being too picky.

Main Floor Bath

Upstairs shared bath
The upstairs “kids” shared bath. Their is a linen cabinet that is not shown on the other side of far wall. Every bathroom in this house had a linen cabinet.

Master Bath
Master bathroom. Linen not shown on the right. I also did the panels on the face of the tub.


All pictures taken by John Pottenger from Coastline Studios.


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#1 posted 06-16-2008 04:34 AM

Absoultely gorgeous. You should be extremely proud.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 06-16-2008 04:38 AM

Oh, there is another large bathroom that I don’t have pictures for either, but those cabinets look just like the other bathrooms, so no biggee. There was an extra large linen cabinet in that bathroom though.

There are more pictures at


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#3 posted 06-16-2008 05:48 AM

Hi Sparky

You are a true craftsman of your trade my friend. You did some beautiful work here. Great looking cabinets. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 06-16-2008 11:22 AM


These are a nice set of cabinets that you built. I especially like the master bathroom suite. It is gorgeous. I am a firm believer that you can’t put too much wood in a house and this one reinforces that belief. The cabinetry compliments the flooring well.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 06-17-2008 01:10 AM

Fantastic pics Sparky, thanks for sharing.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Mark Shymanski

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#6 posted 06-18-2008 10:19 PM

Incredible work, you must be very proud of the result.

I like the idea of the lockers framing the window, but you’re right why didn’t the designer center it in the room…would it have looked really odd from outside?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#7 posted 06-26-2008 03:47 AM

Sparky, Your the King….

Hey what is the kitchen floor made of?

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