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Project by LJCab posted 02-26-2009 12:07 AM 12429 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!
LJCab





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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#1 posted 02-26-2009 12:24 AM

You want to talk about NICE!!!!!

Oh, yeah! Great job!

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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firecaster

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#2 posted 02-26-2009 12:37 AM

That is a great looking job!

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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brianinpa

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#3 posted 02-26-2009 12:58 AM

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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WoodSpanker

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#4 posted 02-26-2009 01:43 AM

I want thos cabinets! :) Just beautiful.

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

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#5 posted 02-26-2009 02:33 AM

Great job!

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

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Craftsman on the lake

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#6 posted 02-26-2009 02:37 AM

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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mtnwild

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#7 posted 02-26-2009 03:01 AM

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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griff

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#8 posted 02-26-2009 03:04 AM

Great job, the kitchen is a beauty.

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

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woodworm

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#9 posted 02-26-2009 03:38 AM

Really very very beautiful design and very fine craftsmanship.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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bkpine

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#10 posted 02-26-2009 04:13 AM

wow! that is very nice,

-- cut twice, measure once?

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JasonA

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#11 posted 02-26-2009 04:07 PM

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

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dougdeg

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#12 posted 03-05-2009 02:51 AM

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, www.cedar-stuff.com

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LJCab

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#13 posted 03-06-2009 09:10 PM

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

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jeh412

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#14 posted 03-06-2009 09:43 PM

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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Dustin

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#15 posted 03-15-2009 10:51 PM

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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