First kitchen cabinet job

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This was one of my first kitchen cabinet jobs 6 years ago

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#1 posted 05-15-2017 06:07 PM

Well done

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#2 posted 05-15-2017 06:25 PM

Curious, what type of wood? I m guessing Poplar… What type of paint/finish? What would you do or not do again?

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#3 posted 05-15-2017 06:42 PM

Thank you, Ive come a long way since that first job. Ive built a lot of kitchen cabinets, bookcases, vanities,etc. Im doing a kitchen job now thats testing my abilities to the max! It has a curved wood range hood, corbels, flutes, acanthus leaf arched crown mould over glass doors. The glass doors have a fancy scrolled mullion that I have not found yet. I happened to see one on one the members page here so thats why I joined so I can contact him and see if he made it or where can I get 4 of them. Rick Meadows

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#4 posted 05-15-2017 06:47 PM

The wood was soft maple and the finish was lacquer with van dyke glaze. Only thing i would do is paint the cabinets myself. I didnt have any spray equipment back then so I had to sub it out. Now I have a kremlin spray rig and a paint booth.

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#5 posted 05-16-2017 05:50 AM

That looks great. Wish my first kitchen job looked that nice!

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#6 posted 05-16-2017 03:50 PM

You did a beautiful job on these cabinets. They are very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 05-16-2017 04:02 PM

They look good. I haven’t tried cabinets yet.

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#9 posted 05-19-2017 09:36 PM

nice work

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#10 posted 05-24-2017 03:46 AM

Great job! I particularly like the top glass cabinet portion. It makes storage much more interesting while concealing any mess inside since it is on the upper deck so only a subtle area of the interior will be made visible.

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