Main Kitchen "This Old Crack House",

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Project by Dusty posted 12-08-2007 05:39 PM 2323 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After writing the blog series “This Old Crack House”, I am finally getting around to posting the pictures.

This is the main kitchen that I designed, built and installed.

There are three kitchens in this home.

The details are featured in this blog entry.

-- Dusty

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#1 posted 12-08-2007 06:09 PM

What kind of wood is the cabinets Dusty?.

Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-08-2007 06:14 PM

I could sit here for hours, but then I wouldn’t get any projects made. It’s tough being torn between making and admiring. The other pictures from the house make me glad to be a wood-a-holic. How can you know one? He/she is the one who crawls under it to see how it’s made. It gets the low dusting done. So invite all your friends to take a low level closer look.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#3 posted 12-08-2007 06:21 PM

Wow, that’s really nice.

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#4 posted 12-08-2007 06:36 PM



If you recall Karson, when I was writing about my decision and anguish of how and what kind of wood I would use to blend the “new” (addition) with the “old” existing part of “This Old Crack House”. I wanted to avoid having and “abrupt” change when you entered the new kitchen and addition from the old house.

I settled on hickory because of the grain pattern and the wood characteristics that allow it to blend new with old so well.

I also like the appearance and working with hickory. Perhaps that as much as what I described as reasons I used it in the kitchen played a prominent role in deciding the wood type.

-- Dusty

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#5 posted 12-08-2007 07:08 PM

looking at this again really makes me want my “Petticoat Junction” kitchen – now.
Want to come visit for a month or so Dusty??

oh wait.. this is Dusty we are talking about .. it will either take a couple days OR it will take 6 months because he’ll keep finding something else to fix and boy there are lots of things to fix!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 12-08-2007 08:42 PM

And hickory will take a beating too. Great job.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#7 posted 12-08-2007 11:42 PM

Nice project. I wish I had the wife and energy to redo a home. You do great work and are very creative. Even the color makes everything look even better.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#8 posted 12-09-2007 05:34 AM


Yea yea yea…. lol

Oh trust me if there is something to find that needs fixing on a project “it will find me”.

I seem to have all the luck.

Murphy’s law you know.

Anyways, I know you are very capable of doing your own work.

So, no more excuses get going!

-- Dusty

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#9 posted 12-09-2007 11:54 AM

well, that $$ excuse keeps popping up :)
most projects I am OK with tossing together with scraps lying around. —but my Petticoat Junction kitchen, well, I want the doors to be beautiful (and of course it’s all about the hardware)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Mark A. DeCou

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#10 posted 12-10-2007 04:17 PM

what a master artisan you are Dusty. I am thrilled that you are with us, willing to share so much of yourself with us. Can’t wait for even more photos. Always inspirational, and educational.


-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#11 posted 12-10-2007 08:38 PM


I am thank full for your kind words.

Humbly, I accept your praise.

The same can be and is said, several times over about you, and well deserved.

I echo those thoughts.

-- Dusty

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