|Project by DBrown52||posted 09-28-2016 09:14 PM||1586 views||21 times favorited||32 comments|
My wife and I recently moved into our newly constructed home in the country. To cut costs and get exactly what we wanted, I committed to building the kitchen cabinetry and island. One year and a mountain of sawdust later, this is the result.
I approached this much like a piece of furniture. All the joinery is traditional. At one point, I counted well over 200 mortise and tenon joints for all the doors and faceframes. The carcasses are 3/4” ply assembled with rabbets and dados. The biggest shortcut I made was building my drawers with pinned rabbets instead of dovetails or accent dowels.
- inset faceframe design
- quarter sawn white oak, dyed and stained
- bookmatched door panels
- maple plywood carcasses
- 42” wall cabinets
- three 8ft tall cabinets to house refridgerator, wall ovens, and microwave
- glass accents
- extended faceframe “feet”
- soft-close Blum hardware
- solid maple faceframes and doors/drawers, painted
- 2×6 pony walls, clad with maple ply
- decorative flutes and corbels
I have to thank my wife – Avery – and my Dad. Not only did Avery trust me with this project and sacrifice quite a few weekends, but she got her hands dirty. She did the vast majority of the finish work, spending hours sanding, dying, staining, painting, and spraying. She’s actually better at it than me. My Dad processed the majority of the rough cut into workable boards. I’d send him cut lists from my day job during the week and then come home on the weekend to find stacks of dimensioned lumber nearly ready for joinery. Without their help, this probably wouldn’t have got done.
I also have to thank many of you. I “borrowed” quite a few design ideas from posted projects and did lots of research in the forums. I can’t overstate how much I think of this site.
Thanks for looking