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Project by Les Hastings posted 01-31-2010 10:22 PM 2987 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We did this kitchen a couple of years ago. This is the first project we’ve ever done I think that had more finish hours than it had build hours. The cabinets were all painted and then motlled with glaze. Black accent paint was then added and finally copper and silver leaf was applied, then the final top coat.

The cabinets had UV Maple interiors with poplar face frames and doors. All the drawer box’s are out of hard maple and mounted with blummotion undermount slides.

The crown has inlaid and carved to shape X’s in the bottom beaded area, laid out and evenly placed.

As you can see there is a lot going on in a very small area. This kitchen however doesn’t used much at all I don’t think. A second commercial type kitchen was installed in the basement were all the meals are prepared.

This house is listed on the National Historical Registry.

Thanks for having a look!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)





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janice

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#1 posted 01-31-2010 10:33 PM

Wow that is just amazing! There is so much detail there, so much to look at. It is beautiful.

-- Janice

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Drewskie

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#2 posted 01-31-2010 10:44 PM

Very nice.

-- I cut it three times and its still to short? www.work-in-wood.com

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#3 posted 01-31-2010 11:01 PM

Beautiful!

-- Dennis Zongker

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 01-31-2010 11:02 PM

Absolutely one of the finest kitchens I’ve ever seen!!!! That is a masterpiece of design and execution! Kudos to everyone involved.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 01-31-2010 11:13 PM

wow… gorgeous!!! absolutely gorgeous

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Critterman

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#6 posted 01-31-2010 11:50 PM

Well, I guess this explains where you’ve been…Another awesome kitchen. Hey how is that new shop edition working out? Must be nice having the additional space.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 01-31-2010 11:53 PM

Hey Les very nice, your work always has that special something (called talent)

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Les Hastings

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#8 posted 02-01-2010 12:07 AM

Hey jim, the new addition to the shop is working out great! Its not completely done yet, but I keep working on it every chance I get. I’ll try and get some current photo’s on here as soon as I can. who knows maybe today somtime.

Thanks everyone for your comments!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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JimNEB

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#9 posted 02-01-2010 12:31 AM

Now my wife wants a new kitchen, I sent the url on to her. I really like the way that came out. Everything goes together just right. Always nice to see such good work!

-- Jim, Nebraska

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cabinetmaster

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#10 posted 02-01-2010 02:42 AM

WOW….....another beautiful kitchen by the master in Wichita…........

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

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Karson

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#11 posted 02-01-2010 02:44 AM

Les: A great looking kitchen. Nice looking job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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noknot

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#12 posted 02-01-2010 03:08 AM

You sir are a pro!

-- GO DAWGS!

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Loucarb

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#13 posted 02-01-2010 03:18 AM

Well done .

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#14 posted 02-01-2010 07:00 AM

This kitchen has details you just don’t see in the 21st century. A true story book kitchen. Most cabinet shops would have no idea where to start on a job like that. Kudos to the designer.

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#15 posted 02-01-2010 07:18 AM

Les,

We are drooling! I would love to be able to check out every detail of that kitchen (open every drawer and door just to admire the craftsmanship)—and the other rooms we can see through the doorways.

Painted cabinets are generally not our taste, but those a really superb and they certainly fit the historical context of the home.

Thanks for sharing. Keep posting!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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