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Project by Paul Perrin posted 1629 days ago 1123 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So here goes, First Project posted.
About 2 years ago we purchased our first home and proceeded to gut it down to the studs. We removed 4 walls, moved windows/doors and built a custom kitchen(or started to build it anyway ;p).
The first pic is taken from the kitchen going through the house which is entirely open concept now, we decided early to document this process with as many pictures as possible but I am just posting a few here. I will post more later, including a fully finished pic.
The cabinets are made from 3/4 Birch ply and solid maple in a deep cherry finish, they were all built on site in my garage, assembled and stained as they were installed.
Credit goes to my father in law(in the first pic) who is a master cabinet maker for most of the cuts, the amount I learned from him on this one build was unbelievable. (He doesn’t have the internet but I will post some of his work at a later date)
Anyhow, I will update this with a second batch of pics later and also my first solo project, a platform bed and custom headboard!





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rtb

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#1 posted 1629 days ago

Welcome to the family. It looks like you and your wife have started quite an undertaking. Having your own woodworking mentor should really help. He’s probably a font of knowledge.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1629 days ago

Good progress looking good

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Gary

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#3 posted 1629 days ago

Looks good. Something to be very proud of

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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cathyb

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#4 posted 1629 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, people on this site would rather discuss nothing but woodworking, yea!

You’ll have to forgive me for asking this question: why did you make the cabinets out of maple and then stain them cherry, rather than making them out of cherry? I don’t live on the Mainland, so cherry and maple are about the same price here. Is cherry more expensive? Do you prefer working with maple? I ask that because the staining is just an extra step and maple by itself is pretty….....

So far the kitchen looks great. I particularly appreciate how you are taking the cabinets to the ceiling. Why not max out your cabinet space, that’s just smart. Many kitchens have an open shelf above the cabinets, which is wasted space and a dust magnet. One element that I added when I designed my kitchen, over ten years ago, is to add a pull out waste basket. I placed it below the area where I do most of my food prep. Over the years, I have appreciated having it there. It makes clean up so much easier when you’re preparing a meal.
That’s just my two cents. Good luck on the kitchen…........

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 1629 days ago

looking good, fun to work with a blank slate! Welcome.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Paul Perrin

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#6 posted 1629 days ago

Understandable question Cathy, Cherry was about 4X the price when we were building while Maple is close to the price of pine, not sure if that is a regional thing or not. I do agree that wood in general looks better in it’s natural state, but with the color combinations we wanted for the house the deep cherry colour fit better. The lumber for the kitchen ran about $1100 in total. We also took the counter height to 41” rather then standard as we are all over 6’ tall ;)

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cathyb

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#7 posted 1628 days ago

Interesting…....in Hawaii cherry and maple cost about the same, but no wood is cheap here. They are probably both in the $10 bf range (maybe more now, I haven’t checked in awhile). Hmmmmmmm.

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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shopmania

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#8 posted 1628 days ago

Nice looking job!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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b2rtch

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#9 posted 1628 days ago

Very nice.
I need to do the same thing ( if I do not move before)

-- Bert

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RexMcKinnon

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#10 posted 1627 days ago

Great kitchen.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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