Kitchen from American Chestnut (found some..), Walnut and Maple

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Project by Mike57 posted 09-08-2010 02:10 AM 1700 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I met a fellow who had one of the few American Chestnut trees that survived the blight. Several years ago, a strong wind storm took down a big chunk of one of the main branches of the trunk. He had it sawn into boards, and stickered it in his barn. After we met, he parted with some of his treasure to let me build this kitchen. There is one more wall of cabinets, hope to have a picture to share soon.

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#1 posted 09-08-2010 02:48 AM

Gorgeous work!

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

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#2 posted 09-08-2010 02:49 AM

Looks great. What a find!


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 09-08-2010 02:53 AM

great color and work..pretty wood

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#4 posted 09-08-2010 03:21 AM

These cabinets are very beautiful.

-- Karen and Bill

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#5 posted 09-08-2010 04:45 AM

Damn that is pretty Mike…

-- Duct Tape is the Force! It has a light side and a dark side and it Binds the Universe together!

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