|Project by GaryL||posted 10-12-2010 03:02 PM||3676 views||25 times favorited||24 comments|
I finished this kitchen last year. It is in an old federal style house built in the 1870’s. The homeowner wanted an old handcrafted looking kitchen, not a modular cabinet look. The island is built all as one unit and all faceframes are one pc. with no butted together stiles. All the walnut for the tops had been harvested from the homeowners property five years previously and slabbed and stacked. I did add some walnut plywood strips mixed into the island top to try and mimimize some of the movement. All the ends of the tops were breadboarded with a finnish birch ply spline. The client finished the tops with a mineral oil/beeswax mix. The walnut backsplashes did not have this treatment at the time of the photo. The cabinets were sprayed with MagnaLac pigmented lacquer. The cabinet materials were a mix of melamine, MDF, and poplar.
-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.