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Project by Jerry posted 09-30-2018 05:49 PM 1521 views 12 times favorited 74 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started this back in May, got it done in fits and starts. My first piece of real furniture for the house. I’m aware that Hickory is not a traditional wood for Mission, but our kitchen floors and cabinets are Hickory, so I decided to part from tradition and use Hickory in order to match everything.

The overall size was driven in part by the size of the marble slab I’d previously scavenged. I wanted this slab for pastry making, so it was crucial to integrate it into the island.

The end caps were made butcher block style from Hickory and Quilted Maple. The rear table top was similarly fashioned from Claro Walnut and Hickory.

Finish is Sam Maloof oil wax finish

This just in, at my friend Ernie Searing’s request, I’ve uploaded a picture of one of my sourdough loafs and one of my apple pies.

Glue up of the four corner posts ( there may be only three in the first pic )

Detail of through tenon corners

Drawing the arc for the front apron

Detail of bottom and corners

Inner partitions and drawer detail

Shimming the drawers for glide positioning

Rear rails and stiles

Hidden drawer detail

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/





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MrLaughingbrook

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#1 posted 09-30-2018 05:52 PM

I like it. Hickory looks great! Thanks for the inspiration.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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Jerry

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#2 posted 09-30-2018 05:54 PM



I like it. Hickory looks great! Thanks for the inspiration.

- MrLaughingbrook

...and thank YOU for your kind words!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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pintodeluxe

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#3 posted 09-30-2018 06:01 PM

Impressive build. Good on you for making it a reality. Nice work!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Andre

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#4 posted 09-30-2018 06:02 PM

Fantastic 1st Big Project! Hickory one of those woods that the grain is amazing but real hard to match.
LOL! my Grangirls would think that was an indoor climbing wall?

PS, my G & G book waiting at L.V. but the M.T. Magazine still on B.O.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 09-30-2018 06:07 PM

Fantastic and very impressive build, love that Hickory!

-- Doug...

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Luddite

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#6 posted 09-30-2018 06:10 PM

Killer Bee Jerry!

Very intense design and detail to your work. Really like the top and drawer setup. What’s next, those bar stools?

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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Jerry

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#7 posted 09-30-2018 06:13 PM



Impressive build. Good on you for making it a reality. Nice work!

- pintodeluxe

Thank you so much Willie, means a lot coming from you!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Jerry

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#8 posted 09-30-2018 06:16 PM



Fantastic 1st Big Project! Hickory one of those woods that the grain is amazing but real hard to match.
LOL! my Grangirls would think that was an indoor climbing wall?

PS, my G & G book waiting at L.V. but the M.T. Magazine still on B.O.

- Andre

Why yes they would! I did my best at the grain matching, but as you can see the Hickory is wild and woolly, hard to get that right, best to just go with it! It will be interesting to see what you make when you get those two books. Thanks for looking in Andre!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Jerry

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#9 posted 09-30-2018 06:17 PM



Fantastic and very impressive build, love that Hickory!

- CampD

Thank you Doug, and thanks for looking in!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Grumpymike

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#10 posted 09-30-2018 06:18 PM

Outstanding Jerry, a great piece and I really love the Hickory, it blends well with your design.
Does all mission pieces have to be oak? I don’t think so …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Jerry

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#11 posted 09-30-2018 06:19 PM



Killer Bee Jerry! Very intense design and detail to your work. Really like the top and drawer setup. What s next, those bar stools?

- Luddite

Thanks so much my friend, I really appreciate the compliments. To answer your question about the bar stools. I have already made them! I just haven’t finished upholstering them yet, so I’m waiting on that in order to present a finished product for my next post.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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ZAGREB

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#12 posted 09-30-2018 06:24 PM

impressive work,mate

-- bambi

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ralbuck

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#13 posted 09-30-2018 06:25 PM

WOW—DOUBLE WOW and WOW—WOW.

That has got to be a year of freedom from a “honey-do” list.

Fantastic job!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Jerry

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#14 posted 09-30-2018 06:32 PM



Outstanding Jerry, a great piece and I really love the Hickory, it blends well with your design.
Does all mission pieces have to be oak? I don t think so …

- Grumpymike

Thanks very much Mike, I really appreciate it!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Jerry

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#15 posted 09-30-2018 06:32 PM



impressive work,mate

- ZAGREB

Thank you very much!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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