Mother's Kitchen Cabinetry

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Project by Jeremy posted 12-15-2014 06:01 PM 1377 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About 6 months ago my mother and step father purchased there house here in GA. The house was originally built in 1968 and was very solid. When they bought the house, the kitchen was smaller and had a poor layout. My family is big into cooking, and being in the kitchen. Family get togethers are always centered around the kitchen. 3-4 generations cram there way into it, and the tastiest food you can imagine comes out!!!

The last picture was house the kitchen looked when she bought the house, and she had great concerns.
-Kitchen Size
-Remodeling Cost

We went ahead and performed the demo to actually see what we were working with. We were pleased with how well the house was built and the intergrity. After this my hard challenge un-veiled itself to me.

My mother knows what she wants, but struggles to convey it in a way that translates well. We spent many hours in different stores and show rooms looking at layouts, cabinets, colors,etc… I can’t tell you how many PINTREST photos were sent to me saying “I love this!” or “Can you do this?”

I used SketchUp to layout the kitchen and show her layouts, and cabinet designs. This was a HUGE help as she struggles to imagine components of the build.

I moved from PA about 10 years ago and have not taken on such a project since then. My Grandfather and Father are both contractors for a living, and my grand father specializes in cabinetry. I spent many years working with them when I was growing up being taught the skills. I have to give a huge thanks to both of them in the hours of phone calls they spent with me. Again expierence was king, and things they brought to my attention absolutely astounded me and was invaluable.

The cabinet sides and braces are all 3/4” Birch furniture board w/ 1/2” Birch furniture board backs.
Face Frames, drawer faces, and door frames are pine.
Stain is a 50/50 mix of Minwax Jacobean and Red Mahogney.
Finish is 4 coats of Formby’s tung Oil.
No door handles and draw pulls installed. She chose to have finger pulls routed into the door sides and drawer bottoms.

I know it’s nothing fancy or exotic. But My mother is proud, happy, and I have to say I am too. I hope you guys enjoy and I’m proud to be apart of this sight!!!!

-- I enjoy getting "lost"... the only outcome is "finding" yourself.

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 09:56 PM

You did a good job, the mother will be very proud to te.Compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#2 posted 12-15-2014 09:58 PM

That is a great looking Kitchen. I know all the work the work you have put into that and you did a super job. I have completed a couple of full kitchens myself and I think unless one has taken one on, you do not realize all the work. I applaud your efforts!


-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#3 posted 12-16-2014 05:48 PM

Well done

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