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Project by Les Hastings posted 10-29-2008 04:05 AM 4283 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Kitchen we did this past summer. It has a lot of different woods as well as finish. A portion of the wall cabinets are alder with a rubbed through through painted finish. The Island is out of walnut and has been hand planed and distressed with a dark stained and glazed finish. An then the last wall cabinet is made out of wormy chestnut with heavy hand planing and distress.

Here a re few more pictures and a few close ups. You can click on the pictures to see a full view.

Thanks for looking!


The base cabinet below is an old piece that was purchased, the upper cabinet is the wormy chestnut unit that one of our builders made.





-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 10-29-2008 04:09 AM

That wormy chestnut upper cabinet is one of the most beautiful pieces I have seen!

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

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#2 posted 10-29-2008 05:20 AM

We really love the rounded corners on the chestnut cabinet with all the gorgeous molding detail. You do a fabulous job in making the cabinet look antique. Just curious: does the bumped out, tall, alder cabinet hide the refrigerator? There are a lot of beautiful cabinets fit nicely into this small kitchen, (small being a relative term).

Nearly all of our oak is wormy since oak wilt has taken over faster than we can keep up with it. I guess I should try to acquire a taste for the wormy, distressed look instead of spending so much time trying to find good sections of lumber to use :~)!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 10-29-2008 06:14 AM

That is definetly gorgeous.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 10-29-2008 07:23 AM

Awesome work, love those rounded corners and moldings.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#5 posted 10-29-2008 01:16 PM

Excellent detail!!! I love how you incorporated so many design elements with the corners, trim, etc.

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#6 posted 10-29-2008 06:01 PM

I love the variety of woods and colors in this kitchen. Nicely done!

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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#7 posted 10-30-2008 12:35 AM

I don’t think this is a small kitchen :) Although it does look good.

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#8 posted 10-31-2008 10:06 PM

Very, very nice! Love the detailed mouldings. Wonderful craftmanship!

-- Johan, South Africa,

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#9 posted 12-03-2008 08:06 AM

first class work Les.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#10 posted 12-07-2008 10:45 PM

Now that is some furniture! Lots of nice details. The chicken wire sure surprised me. I like it.

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#11 posted 10-13-2009 06:39 PM

Nice French Country cabinet work there…...But the Disco Ball hmmmm…you must have lots of patience to do this type of work…

-- I get out to the shop when Ryan lets me. Arggggggggggg

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#12 posted 10-14-2009 03:47 AM

Hey Les
As usual top quality work and great design and details

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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