how to finish off a kitchen remodel

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Project by greg757 posted 12-11-2014 09:47 PM 3402 views 35 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to finish off a kitchen remodel I did for my daughter and son-in-law with a nice bar and bar stools between the kitchen and living room. We were trying to come up with an idea when I came across a video from Fine Woodworking about a cool cutting board idea. If you do a search for “fine woodworking cutting board” you will find a video from Scott Lewis a Canadian woodworker. It show the process it takes to create the curved stripes that are in the bar top and bar stool seats. IF you notice the pattern is the same from bar top to stool seats, I did that by duplicating the glue ups (two exactly the same). Once I was done with the two main glue ups I laid out and cut out the three seats out of the second glue up.
When I was at the lumber supply store I couldn’t pass up the curly maple that’s in the skirts and spindles of the stools. It was one of those wood whispering things, calling me to use them in my project, I just couldn’t pass it up.
The little purple heart in the spindle is also in the bar top, it’s one of those things that goes way back to when my daughter was a small child. I had made her a rocking horse and instead of signing it I did a heart inlay instead.
I want to give credit to Bryon Sande Photography for the excellent pictures he took of this project.

-- if you're not making mistakes you're not tring hard enough

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#1 posted 12-11-2014 10:30 PM

That is really fantastic! I like the pattern flowing from stool to stool!
Outstanding job

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#2 posted 12-11-2014 10:52 PM

That is way too cool ! There should be GREEN ink here because all I feel is envy. Thinking about the glue up process makes my head spin.
Great job !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 12-11-2014 11:39 PM

I love the heart on the stretchers. great work!

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#4 posted 12-11-2014 11:40 PM

Those stools are crazy good! I like them.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 12-12-2014 01:05 AM

Very nice.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#6 posted 12-12-2014 01:42 AM

Fantastic idea. This will undoubtedly be the highlight of their kitchen. Great design with the continuous flow of lines.

-- AJ

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#7 posted 12-12-2014 02:57 AM

Beautiful Work!

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#8 posted 12-12-2014 02:58 AM

Very nicely done

-- Be yourself everyone else is already taken.

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#9 posted 12-12-2014 04:31 AM

Great job! Gorgeous design and love the heart inlay.


-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#10 posted 12-12-2014 06:42 AM

Wow great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 12-12-2014 07:41 AM

Beautiful finishing touch. Enjoy them.


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#12 posted 12-12-2014 11:28 AM

Very, very nice. I can tell you have a great heart and much affection for your daughter.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#13 posted 12-12-2014 12:48 PM

Wow I’m in love with those ,a must do on my list .thanks for showing

-- andrek

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#14 posted 12-12-2014 01:23 PM

Unbelievable. Absolutely stunning.

-- There is no such thing as an offcut.

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#15 posted 12-12-2014 02:11 PM

Very nice project.
I love it when the wood talks to you!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!!!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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