Small Painted Kitchen

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Project by Les Hastings posted 02-01-2009 05:03 PM 4323 views 21 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This kitchen is made of Poplar with a painted and glazed finish. It has UV Maple interiors in the base cabinets and painted interiors in the upper cabinets. Hard maple dovetailed drawer box’s with a clear finish and blumotion soft close undermount drawer slides.

The curved doors in this kitchen are the doors that I did my curved door blog on.

Thanks for checking this one out! It was a fun Project.
You can click on the pictures below to see the full view.





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

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Tom Landon

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#1 posted 02-01-2009 05:16 PM

My hats off to you Les. Thats one beautiful kitchen. Congratulations on a job done well.

-- Tom Landon, Lakeland, Fl. When you're through learning, you're through.

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#2 posted 02-01-2009 05:19 PM

Ok, now I know your capable of helping me with my kitchen when i get around to it.Just kidding,great job.

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#3 posted 02-01-2009 05:32 PM

Great job Les – looking forward to pictures of a “large” kitchen you do.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#4 posted 02-01-2009 05:34 PM

The curves, the lines, the details, WOW.
One word would do it. Unbelieveable.

-- R

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 02-01-2009 05:40 PM

Les, this is a gorgeous kitchen. Normally I do not particularly like to see wood painted. (But I seem to remember a posted walnut project with a white paint that was an exception, however LOL).. But you make this build look so good that I could easily become a convert. You executed a nice design and layout as well. I really like the coffered ceiling as well. This is truly a kitchen that would be a compliment to any home.

Well done.

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

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 02-01-2009 05:41 PM

The very essence of professionalism. A superb job of craftsmanship. Exceptional use of design and color. And those curved doors!!! Les, you inspire me to no end.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 02-01-2009 06:00 PM

Thos said it all…......another unbelieveable project. And Thanks again Les for the excellent blog on curved doors. I am building the last of about 8 -10 curved front bath and butlers pantry cabinets for that house in Charlotte, NC. We have all but 2 installed and waiting on the granite and marble tops to be installed on them. Then I hope to get pictures of them all and post for everyone to see. Lots and lots of detail work going in on all cabinets.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Rick Babwin

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#8 posted 02-01-2009 06:06 PM

A BEAUTIFUL kitchen. I’m curious about the kind of paint you used on the cabinets, and how it was applied. I’m in the process of building my kitchen cabinets. I know where to turn if I have questions. Great job.

-- Rick

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#9 posted 02-01-2009 06:51 PM

Great work Les. The curved work you do is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Charles Maxwell

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#10 posted 02-01-2009 07:17 PM

I love your work. Very professional! I learn a little more every time I see your postings. Keep chargin!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#11 posted 02-01-2009 08:02 PM

I’ve never seen a better crafted kitchen. That warming oven is a briliant touch. The curves, color, inset doors, light rail on the bases…maybe I’ll post this kitchen on my web site and tell folks this is the type of work I want to do!

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#12 posted 02-01-2009 08:21 PM

WOW this kitchen is totally awesome Les.Very nice job.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#13 posted 02-01-2009 08:35 PM

will i never learn ? ... i showed my wife .
it’s great we both love everything about this kitchen

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#14 posted 02-02-2009 12:26 AM

Les , This is an amazingly beautiful kitchen that you have built.

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

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#15 posted 02-02-2009 12:31 AM

WOW TOO!! That’s fantastic! Man it just flows and works for you. Great design! Of course the masterful craftsmanship is just stunning. Thanks again.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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