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Hickory Cabinets with Jatoba Coutertops

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Project by Straightpiped posted 05-05-2010 05:15 PM 4908 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have finally completed my kitchen. I did everything from new plumbing, electrical, drywall, tile and cabinets. Cabinets are Hickory, 40” uppers. Poplar dovetailed full extension drawers. Poplar shelfs. Jatoba 1 1/4” thick edge grain coutertop. Book matched light rail (pictured) and hickory molding. Home depot crown with accent lighting above. All finished with Waterlox original and also has a black glaze applied on the outer edge and inner valley. I spent alot of time laying out the doors and getting the look that I wanted. I have a very small kitchen and wanted to make the best of it I could. I was very happy with the way it turned out. This is my first kichen and all I can say it that I am glad it is finished.

P.S. Don’t mind the mess and the missing drawer fronts, they are installed now…

Thanks for looking, Tyson

-- T. Nelson





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reggiek

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#1 posted 05-05-2010 05:49 PM

Excellent job!. Looks great. Always alot of pleasure to get something like this done, especially when you get to enjoy it yourself. Very nice grains….Love that hickory…Jatoba should last a good while and need minimal upkeep….definitely a job to be proud of.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 05-05-2010 06:07 PM

Great job. Hickory is a much underutilized wood, IMO.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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BryanHS

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#3 posted 05-05-2010 06:48 PM

Nice work!! Hickory looks great!

-- Bryan, WY

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scopemonkey

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#4 posted 05-05-2010 08:53 PM

Well done. I like the fact you didn’t stain the hickory and let the natural color variation show. So…just how many trips to the sharpening station did it take to get through all that hickory and jatoba?

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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Straightpiped

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#5 posted 05-05-2010 09:04 PM

Too many to count. I went through three sets of double sided planer blades and three sets of jointer knives. I also hand planed the countertop flat, I spent along time sharpening that plane blade before I even thought of starting.

-- T. Nelson

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richgreer

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#6 posted 05-05-2010 09:36 PM

Great job. I’m a big fan of Jatoba. As you probably know, it is sometimes referred to as “Brazilian Cherry”.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Knothead62

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#7 posted 05-05-2010 10:34 PM

My compliments on a beautiful kitchen. Why 40 inch uppers? Low ceiling? How about a close-up of the countertop, please? I was in a WC store in Brentwood, TN a few years ago. Fellow was in the classroom and putting the finishing touches to a maple butcherblock countertop. It was nice.

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MyFathersSon

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#8 posted 05-06-2010 12:02 AM

Beautiful work -
Question on the sink -
Is it designed for under counter mounting like that—or did you lay counter over an existing sink?
I’m asking because I have a customer wanting me to do the latter.
They want a new all wood countertop – but dont want to remove and reinstall the sink.
I’ve been a little leery of doing that—but in your picture here—the overlap and roundover looks great.

-- Those who insist it can't be done - should politely refrain from interrupting those who are doing it.

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Knothead62

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#9 posted 05-06-2010 01:49 AM

MFS, do they realize that what they propose will raise the height of the countertop? How would one seal around the new top and existing sink? Especially if the sink has a drip edge.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 05-06-2010 02:03 AM

Hey Tyson, that is one hansome looking kitchen. Nice job on the cabinets and the counter. I have never heard of Jatoba. Is that a South Ameircan wood?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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workerinwood

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#11 posted 05-06-2010 03:49 AM

Outstanding job!! I like the hickory.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Straightpiped

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#12 posted 05-06-2010 01:31 PM

Myfathersson,
It is an undermount sink, I just built the top as a solid piece and cut it out.

-- T. Nelson

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Straightpiped

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#13 posted 05-06-2010 01:39 PM

Thanks everyone for the compliments. You can see some great pictures of the countertop in my post here http://lumberjocks.com/Straightpiped/blog/11961

-- T. Nelson

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MyFathersSon

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#14 posted 05-06-2010 04:38 PM

KH62
Those are two of the reasons I have been leery to take on this project.
The sink mounts reasonably flush to the counter top with metal band around the top.
So sealing it COULD be done—- I was just afraid it would come out looking kluged together.
Mr Nelsosn’s counter certainly did NOT look that way—just checking.

-- Those who insist it can't be done - should politely refrain from interrupting those who are doing it.

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Mark Miller

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#15 posted 11-13-2010 01:16 AM

Beautiful work Tyson!!

-- www.markscreativeturnings.ca

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