|Project by Div||posted 10-24-2010 09:55 PM||2719 views||0 times favorited||40 comments|
Occasionally, when it is interesting, I will take on a commission for a kitchen. (Unless I’m hungry, then I will take on anything!) So how often does one get the opportunity to build a Purple kitchen?
After looking through my wood samples, the owner of this smallish kitchen decided on Purple Heart for the tops, Poplar for the cabinets. Although the Poplar that grows here can have some amazing figure, it is a little soft for this sort of thing; my opinion. I tried to convince the client to go for Maple or Beech but his budget wouldn’t allow it, so Poplar it was. The price of Poplar is about a third of that of Maple.
I didn’t complain. I mill my own Poplar and had a good supply of dry boards – some extra $$ in my pocket!
An interesting requirement was that the cabinets had to “float”. There is a 150mm clearance between the bottom of the cabinets and the floor, all round. I buried some steel straps and brackets in the cabinet carcasses so I could hang them on the wall and ensure they stay put!
Thanks for looking and tell me what you think of a Purple kitchen!
-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."