Country Kitchen Cupboard and Hutch

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Project by Sunstealer73 posted 04-19-2018 09:23 PM 2128 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This country-style kitchen cupboard and hutch was roughly based on Fine Woodworking’s Country Hutch from issue #189. The frame for the base was made from reclaimed 2×6 white oak barn wood. The panels, doors, and drawer fronts are all quarter sawn white oak. The drawer bodies are made from poplar.

The base construction was all frame-and-panel where the legs also hold the panels. The bottom and back of the base are all raised panels. The top is traditional carcase construction with a face frame. Doors are made shaker-style using Dominoes and raised panels. The back for the upper case is a frame of shop-made ship-lapped paneling.

For finish, I used Watco Danish Oil in Dark Walnut, then super blonde shellac, and finished with several coats of wipe-on polyurethane in satin finish. The door hinges are Amerock oiled bronze setup for inset doors. The drawer glides are Blum Blumotion.

Our house has lots of antiques, including the kitchen table and chairs. We wanted something to fit in with the existing furniture and decor. The project took roughly 3 months with working on it most nights and weekends. It has the first handcut dovetail drawers I’ve ever done and the first raised panels. There is a total of 10 raised panels in the project.

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#1 posted 04-19-2018 09:50 PM

I’ll be the first (of many people I think) to say: Outstanding project. Really like the design. And you did a great job on the joinery it looks like. Great work!

-- Pete

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#2 posted 04-19-2018 10:56 PM

Every house should have a step back. Love the style, and who doesn’t feel warmer and fuzzier around some warm looking Oak. Instant Heirloom piece here, nice work, thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 04-20-2018 06:14 AM

You choose some awesome old boards for that project – make it even more beautiful. I like those straight clean lines- bravo, good job indeed!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 04-20-2018 09:00 AM

Very nicely done. Looks like a solid piece of craftsmanship!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#5 posted 04-20-2018 11:02 AM

Wow nice

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#6 posted 04-20-2018 11:38 AM

I dig it.

White oak is lovely. Execution is great.

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#7 posted 04-20-2018 11:54 AM

This project stands out from the rest today. Quite well done. I like that you used recycled wood, and I adore the qtr sawn panels ..This would fit in anyone’s home and I bet it looks great in yours congrats on a great build.

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#8 posted 04-20-2018 12:31 PM

Love this!

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#9 posted 04-20-2018 01:45 PM

Great work Sunstealer! love the finish.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#10 posted 04-20-2018 01:54 PM

Wow that’s nice, love the look.

-- Doug...

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#11 posted 04-20-2018 02:14 PM

Very cleanly made, nice piece.

-- Brian Noel

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#12 posted 04-20-2018 03:11 PM

Beautiful man!
The color is perfect!

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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#13 posted 04-20-2018 09:25 PM

Thanks everyone!

My wife put some finishing touches on last night. These are all various kitchen accessories that we’ve inherited from our families. It really pulls it together and gives that antique look I was going for.

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#14 posted 04-21-2018 01:11 PM

Well done my friend. I’ve tinkered with all sorts of A&C finishes. but that’s become my go-to as well.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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