Small Kitchen

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Project by jscabinetmaker posted 02-06-2009 07:32 AM 3462 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small kitchen job: cabinets have some hints to period details and Boos block tops. Old houses can be such a pain to install in… but I love ‘um anyway. I do hate when the room is so small that you can’t get a decent picture!

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#1 posted 02-06-2009 08:02 AM

Very nice job. I also love the old sink.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#2 posted 02-06-2009 08:10 AM

Looks like a very nice job. Is the crown moulding short of the ceiling?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 02-06-2009 01:39 PM

nice job.

-- making sawdust....

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#4 posted 02-06-2009 01:40 PM

Thanks guys. Yes the crown is short of the ceiling by about three inches or so. The uppers and lowers are are also offset by about three or four inches due to the way out of plumb wall. WARNING BACK STORY: The whole concept that I presented to the client was that the kitchen look like reused, freestanding furniture, rather than a modern, built-in kitchen. The idea was not really original because the sink had been installed in a modified dresser before ( to view a before picture and if the link doesn’t work please let me know).

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#5 posted 02-11-2009 04:15 AM

Nice looking cabinets.

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#6 posted 02-13-2009 03:06 AM

This looks great. What kind of finishing did you use?

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#7 posted 02-13-2009 03:16 AM

The finish was actually sprayed latex paint. I have used this on a few projects with very nice results, the biggest problem has been the “sticky” latex feel. I have solved that by spraying 2 or 3 coats of water based polyurethane over the latex. This project was actually about two years ago and, for the most part, I now use tinted water based lacquer on paint grade projects.

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#8 posted 07-22-2009 03:14 AM

By tinted water based lacquer. is that over the paint? What is your process?

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#9 posted 07-22-2009 03:20 AM

Hey Jamon
A great job looks fantastic,nice details

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#10 posted 07-22-2009 05:15 AM

I use either Target Coatings EM6000 white base which can be tinted at a Ben Moore or Sherwin Williams paint store or the Sherwin Williams Sherwood Kem Aqua pigmented lacquer. The downsides are that the EM600 is only in satin finish so you have to clear coat in desired sheen if satin is not what you had in mind and the Kem Aqua is somewhere in the neighborhood of $75 a gallon and has to be special ordered through a store which can sometimes be a problem. If I find myself in a bind and unable to get either of these I will still get BM Waterborne Satin Impervo Enamel and clear coat with clear WB Poly. Cabinetcoat is one other product that I am still trying with no opinion either way yet.
Hope this helps and here are the links for each product.


Kem Aqua


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