Pirate Galley

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Project by RichinsCarpentry posted 1511 days ago 2676 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is our latest in far out designs.
The homeowner has ponderd and debated on just how he would like his “Pirate Galley” would look like. This is the end result after getting the go ahead 3 months ago.
The cabinets are clear alder with a heck of a lot of custom distressing.It was acomplished with the use of a belt sander. a grinder and a lot of sanding to make all grooves soft with no sharp edges. The desire was to have a smooth worn look rather than the typicall ” beat to heck” look.
Then the finishes were applied to give each section its own unique apearance. The island is a brown with black accents while the wall cabinets were a black with brown accents. The base barrels are white oak whisky barrels from Kentucky Barrell company. We had to figure out how to cut into a barrell with out it flying apart. Construct the doors and install the lazy susans. While the uppers are cedar from Maine Barrell company. (Kentucky Barrell has some serious issues with honesty and customer service incompentance. I would NOT recomend useing them) Due to the cedar barrells being constructed for display use. (not to any kind of cabinet specs) We had to dissasembel them and use the parts to construct the doors. A huge pain but it paid off.
The granite work was done by a man that learned how to apply copper to granite while employed at Disney Land. Very talented man.
For more information you can see the complete project on our website / blog.
Thanks, Dion

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#1 posted 1511 days ago

Wow. I don’t know where to start. Such detail and creativity into one project. Not to mention the mixed media of stone, off the shelf parts and finishing. I’m impressed. Keep up the good work. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#2 posted 1511 days ago

Well just incredible. It is definitely for out there.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#3 posted 1511 days ago

Great job. Very cretive. I’m sure with time, some softening of the finish, and some natural distressing it will become even more impressive.

-- Daniel -

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#4 posted 1511 days ago

This is just fantastic. I think you achieved your goal and I’m sure the customer was completely satisfied with the outcome. Maybe a removable “walk the plank” cuttingboard would be a neat addition.
Very creative work and thanks for posting!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#5 posted 1511 days ago

Wow! That is wild…and wonderful!

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#6 posted 1511 days ago

Awesome craftsmanship! Well done!

So what’s theory behind the Fussball table in the galley? Seems an odd place and time to want to play Fussball.


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#7 posted 1511 days ago

Foosball, Pool Table, Monster screen TV!! This is their entertainment galley. Behind the fridge is a small bar room and behind that is a very nice theater room.

This was built so his teen age boys had a place to gather, eat and just hang out. The pool is just out side and a weight room is around the corner.

I agree with the comment about Kentucky Barrels. However I believe that people should be warned when there is a problem. I could have gone into the lies and pure Bs that I have gotten over the last 3 months from them but I wont. Ive had to go through my credit card company to recover monies paid that they cant seem to refund. I hope I save someone the aggravation that Ive had to go through. Its interesting the amount of people that are haveing the same type of issues.

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#8 posted 1511 days ago

yo ho yo ho a happy life for thee. good job and most unique.

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#9 posted 1511 days ago

neat galley,but where’s the parrot?

-- Bill in Mich

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#10 posted 1511 days ago

It looks like you created a fun and imaginative space! Very impressive!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 1511 days ago

Very nice. That was a lot of fine work.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#12 posted 1511 days ago

ARRRRR Matey, that be a right respectable Galley.
It shivers me timbers!

-- Having fun...Eric

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#13 posted 1509 days ago

Incredible! I’m a long way off from taking on a project of this size.
Super dedication and imagination. Great work.

-- Bob, --Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems & Silence is the way to avoid many problems.

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#14 posted 1508 days ago

That is soooo cool.

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

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