Island Cabinet

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Project by JShane posted 01-31-2010 05:54 AM 1622 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was my Everest! My first attempt at cabinet making- i did not make the top but the previous base for the butcher block as an accident waiting to happen-incredibly shaky and scary. So my solution is made out of native Colorado ‘beetle kill pine’ from Breckenridge Colorado. It added much more storage space and although it doesn’t go with the rest of this kitchen, I was thinking ahead to a nicer future kitchen. I didn’t go crazy with perfection in the details on this one. I had knots blow out that exposed tenon joints and sections of bark still on the stock but i just let it ride and i think it came out with a bit of built-in character. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 01-31-2010 05:57 AM

wow cool hope you didn’t have to pay buy the knot :))

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#2 posted 01-31-2010 06:17 AM

I love it! And the drawers are solid wood. You are not gonna stop here. Your gona have a matching kitchen next year.

-- Janice

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#3 posted 01-31-2010 06:19 AM

That is very nice, the top on that is monstrous.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#4 posted 01-31-2010 06:21 AM

That looks great!

-- If at first you don't succeed then maybe skydiving isn't for you.

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#5 posted 01-31-2010 07:25 AM

Excellent build.

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#6 posted 01-31-2010 08:01 AM

Wife wants one too! Great build.

-- racey13

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#7 posted 01-31-2010 08:34 AM

Very nice!!!!

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#8 posted 01-31-2010 05:53 PM

Character is good….......hope my first cab comes out 1/2 as good as yours….great job!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#9 posted 01-31-2010 07:53 PM

Good work. I am not showing my wife. Too many projects in line already.

-- AJJ, Eugene OR

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#10 posted 02-01-2010 05:08 AM

Nice cabinet. It has an artistic flair with the character of the wood and makes a nice contrast with the rest of the cabinets.

-- Larry, St. Louis,

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