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Project by happyjack posted 04-10-2009 06:32 PM 1340 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at cabinet making. It was a long project for me (and especially for my better half). She did all the staining and finishing. It took about 6 months from the time I started drawing the plan until the time I added the crown moulding. The counter top was an old bench I found at a garage sale that I picked up for $10. I took on this project after watching NORM’S series on a full kitchen remodle. I still have three more walls of cabinets to do but I am going to do a bathroom vanity before I continue the kitchen.

-- happyjack, Gainesville, Ga.

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#1 posted 04-10-2009 06:44 PM

Nice looking cabinets.

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#2 posted 04-10-2009 06:46 PM

Nice job. Norm would be proud. Nice dovetails too. I have’nt been able to make a decent one if my life depended on it. It took me six months to do my wifes kitchen and I bought all the cabinets. lol. So you’re doing pretty good.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 04-10-2009 09:12 PM

nice job..I really like the door fronts.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#4 posted 04-11-2009 01:25 AM

Mighty fine job there happyjack, They look great.

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

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#5 posted 04-11-2009 02:00 AM

Nice work Jack. Love those dove tails.

-- JayDee from Woodstock, GA

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#6 posted 04-11-2009 02:14 AM

Great job Jack. Looks like you learned a lot from Norm….LOL Can’t wait to see the finished project.

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

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#7 posted 04-11-2009 02:16 AM

Looking good. I made some too. I like to go into the kitchen and look at them. Yep. That’s the stuff. 2 years and on and I’m still not done with all of them.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#8 posted 04-11-2009 07:23 AM

Really great-looking cabinets . . . especially for your first attempt! We’re anxious to see the rest.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 04-12-2009 05:48 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. I need all the encouragement I can get. The wife says if I take two years she will hire someone to finish them. MMMMM!!! there is an idea!

-- happyjack, Gainesville, Ga.

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