Just a little kitchen project

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Project by dozer57 posted 04-28-2015 03:17 PM 1283 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this kitchen for a friend, big project but learned a few things along the way. Hard maple face frames and doors stained with water based stain in a black base color. This was a learning stag for me, several tries on how much to apply and how long to leave it on before whipping off to let the wood show at the right amount. I am not a fan of water based stain but like the outcome. Then sanding sealer with two coats of catelized laquer
Purchased Somerfeild shaker door bits for the doors and they are great. easy set up and they stay sharp.
Upper cabinets are extra tall with small glass panels that are back lit with LED lights. Cabinet boxes are all 3/4 maple ply, hung on a french cleat. Base cabinets have no shelfs, only double roll outs or lazy susans. All drawers have 100 lbs soft close glides and all doors have Blum self close hinges. thanks for looking

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#1 posted 04-28-2015 06:08 PM

Wow, amazing job. And you called this little?

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#2 posted 04-29-2015 02:00 AM

Very dramatic effect with the almost black cabinets,,,, Wow!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#3 posted 04-29-2015 03:28 AM

Sharp look. Well done.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#4 posted 04-29-2015 08:45 AM

Well done looks great.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 04-29-2015 10:02 AM

Very, very sharp.

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#6 posted 04-29-2015 02:45 PM

“Little kitchen project” – funny! I wonder what a big kitchen project looks like?

Seriously – you’ve done a fantastic job!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 04-29-2015 02:47 PM

Great project I am sure your friend will be happy with it. If this is a “Little” project how about posting pictures of a “BIG” project.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#8 posted 04-29-2015 03:09 PM

It turned out nicely and looks great. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 04-29-2015 05:09 PM

thanks every one

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