Walnut Galley Kitchen Cabinets , by LJ Cabinetry

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Walnut galley kitchen
This walnut galley kitchen job was given to me by a wonderful woman who is one of those people that make’s woodworking really worthwhile. We worked well together on a previous project. She was the final approval on a wall by wall interior woodwork designs I drew with for her daughter’s home. Jay asked me, “ after your done with my daughter’s job, would you build a kitchen for me, I’m in no hurry”? “Of coarse I would.” I looked forward to designing her something very special.
Jay’s only real instruction was, “ I would like this side to look like antique period furniture, and this side to look more like fine cabinetry. She had me pick the wood & the style. My dad called me one morning and proclaimed, “The big Walnut nearest the bridge fell into the canal, come & fish it out.” So I did, had it rough slabbed, dried it out in the shop for 6 months, and used part on Jay’s kitchen. The tree was some South American Walnut with extreme fiddle back & depth of grain. You know the kind of grain that look’s 3 “ deep.
It is truly a pleasure to work with considerate & kindhearted clients. PS Jay’s the only tip, on a bid job I have received in 35 years in the construction industry. How’s that, a tip!!! May all you fellow woodworkers get clients like her!

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#1 posted 1975 days ago

You want to talk about NICE!!!!!

Oh, yeah! Great job!

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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#2 posted 1975 days ago

That is a great looking job!

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#3 posted 1975 days ago

Yep, that is something to be proud of.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#4 posted 1975 days ago

I want thos cabinets! :) Just beautiful.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#5 posted 1975 days ago

Great job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 1975 days ago

That’s just not something you see every day. Beautiful. Just Beautiful!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#7 posted 1975 days ago

Wow, from river to kitchen, how cool is that! Love the walnut. Super design on those fancy cabinets. Oh yea, well made too. Great post.

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

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#8 posted 1975 days ago

Great job, the kitchen is a beauty.

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

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#9 posted 1975 days ago

Really very very beautiful design and very fine craftsmanship.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 1975 days ago

wow! that is very nice,

-- cut twice, measure once?

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#11 posted 1974 days ago

Amazing job, and beautiful wood! You dont see this type of work often if at all!

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#12 posted 1968 days ago

Hi great looking job, Question did you just air dry the walnut or did you kiln dry it afterwards.
Is it stable enough with just air dring

Have a great day

-- Doug Cedar Log Furniture,

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#13 posted 1966 days ago

Air dry is more stable, mort time to dry = less wood movement.

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#14 posted 1966 days ago

Outstanding work, LJ! Really like the design on the first pic. The wood is absolutely beautiful!

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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#15 posted 1957 days ago

I’m trying to start a cabinet shop and this is exactly what I want to be able to do. This is my favorite project on this site.

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