Solid Black Walnut kitchen

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Project by Jono posted 03-31-2010 05:21 PM 2383 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this kitchen for my friends cabin on Lake Sakinaw on the Sunshine coast. Everything is solid wood except the cases, veneered curve island front and the inner gables and bottom of the island. The main bank cases are made from prefinished 5/8” birch ply edged with 1/8” solid walnut. I used the same for the drawers and used a lock shoulder joint for strength and dadoed in 1/2” birch ply for the bottoms. The client is tiling the main bank c/t with 12”x12” granite tiles and I provided 1/2”x1 3/4” solid walnut for the edges. The Island top is solid Western Maple edged with 5/8”x 2 3/8” solid walnut. The top is curved on the front side to match the curved base which I veneered. I enjoyed the build but was a little off on my estimate for the hours. I’m used to building kitchens from veneer and didn’t take into account how much more time solid wood takes.

-- Jono, Vancouver,

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#1 posted 03-31-2010 05:33 PM


-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#2 posted 03-31-2010 06:13 PM

Nice work!

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#3 posted 03-31-2010 06:35 PM

Cool !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#4 posted 03-31-2010 06:44 PM

Why did you ise such cheap wood? KIDDING——What a nice job. Love it!

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

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#5 posted 03-31-2010 11:36 PM

Beautiful kitchen. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 04-01-2010 12:01 AM

Great looks!

-- Ralph New Hampshire,

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#8 posted 04-01-2010 03:06 AM

I likes me some walnut..great job,,looks super..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#9 posted 04-01-2010 07:30 AM

Very nice. You had me worried when the title said solid and all I could see was one giant panel. Looks good.

-- Daniel -

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#10 posted 12-02-2011 06:56 PM

Beautiful work. I have never made anything with walnut. Terrific work.

-- Michael TX, Not even my wife understands my sense of humor.

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