This Old Crack House Kitchen (final pictures)

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Project by Dusty posted 07-21-2007 03:31 PM 3255 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Main Kitchen ( the first of three kitchens)

The main kitchen is spacious, open and vibrant. The kitchen is open to the formal dining room and is a joy to entertain guests.

This 16×18 foot kitchen with nine foot ceilings is the main and first of three kitchens that is part of what makes up this This Old Crack House The kitchen was part of the new addition to This Old Crack House

All the elements of this kitchen were designed, build and and installed by me and my business partner with occasional help from some others involved in the remodeling process.

Off the main kitchen is a master bed room, with a walk in closet. It also feathers an HDTV and surround around home theater. These are installed in hand built cherry cabinetry.

There is an 3/4 bath, with an over sized walk in shower. It has matching custom hickory cabinets, with a special raised sink cabinet.

The master bed room and bath also has nice foot ceilings.You can enter this bath room from either the master bedroom or kitchen.

These cabinets are built out of hickory.

The floor is custom marble imported from northern Italy.

All the cabinets and counter tops were designed and built on site.

The raised panel doors are made of solid red oak.

The stained glass was designed and constructed by myself.

The wine cabinet was modeled after a plan I found in a wood working magazine. I modified it to fit my needs. All the stain glass was selected and cut in my shop, and incorporated into the design.

The paint is manufactured by Glidden and is custom mixed. It is called Magenta.

The kitchen features two stainless steel sinks.

There are 12 recessed lights in addition to three other lights on dimmers to provide several options for lighting.

The appliances are all stainless steel.

The dishwasher is build in and located in center island.

The pot rack was purchased from a local kitchen store.

This Old Crack House Copyright 07/15/1907 All Rights Reserved D. Jerzak

-- Dusty

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View Diane's profile


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#1 posted 07-21-2007 05:04 PM

Just beautiful and it is perfect too. I love the marble floor and the two sinks in the kitchen the best. It is unbelievable you learned to do all this yourself. Your home is a wow at every turn.


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#2 posted 07-21-2007 08:46 PM

yah.. remember where this all started, Diane?? He was “ah.. you want ME to do this?”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 07-22-2007 12:50 AM

Very nice Dusty

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 07-23-2007 03:40 PM

The entire house is fabulous. I have no words adequate to describe it.

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

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#5 posted 07-23-2007 08:13 PM

Ah, this series has been great to read and to watch the work. Nice kitchen!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 07-24-2007 02:29 AM


Thank you for your kind words.

One set of words that comes to mind for me is “Im glad it is done ” . Now it is time to enjoy the rewards of all the hard work.

I am doing just that.

-- Dusty

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#7 posted 07-24-2007 10:37 AM

Mate, this photo journal has been the icing on the cake. You are a wonder.

thanks, Dusty.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#8 posted 07-25-2007 03:03 AM


It has been and is a pleasure to share my pictures and home with you and all the other lumberjocks.

I hope to add several pictures of various rooms and the rest of the house that hasn’t got much attention.

Hopefully I haven’t over did it and there is still interest in seeing the other pictures and furniture that I have created.

-- Dusty

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#9 posted 07-25-2007 04:10 AM

I think that goes without saying, Mate!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#10 posted 07-27-2007 08:57 PM

there’s still interest!!!!! Keep them coming

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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