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Project by cvanmeter posted 12-15-2010 12:41 PM 1675 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My dining room is typical of a ranch home. My wife was tired of bumping into our china cabinet and it was getting to be a huge inconvenience. After looking at various websites and getting ideas I did more research and found this site. I found Member Kevin Depies’s design and lucky for me he actually answered my numerous emails. I should add he did this in a very patient manner. Since I am on a limited income and the economy is so great, I decided to tackle this project. It is the first time I ventured outside of my comfort zone, which is rough framing. I used the kreg system for joining the face frame to the carcass as my wife decided she did not want any nail holes or filled in holes on the front. I also purchased Freud 99-760 set. I planed all boards to thickness and then made my own router sled for coping the ends. All went well after “practicing on pine to get a feel for this undertaking since solid oak is expensive. This is the final result of my project. Hope you like my first “fine carpentry” project.

Here is also a picture of our addition i did after i was laid off from my job. it is 24×18 and i used paralell chord trusses for the roof so i could have the same profile inside as outside for the windows.

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#1 posted 12-15-2010 02:56 PM

It looks real nice and I think that you did a good job on it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 12-15-2010 03:25 PM

Wow! I really like the Oak and the color!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-15-2010 04:37 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 12-15-2010 04:59 PM

Thank you to all. I appreciate the comments and support.

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#5 posted 12-15-2010 10:13 PM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 12-15-2010 11:11 PM

”Hope you like my first “fine carpentry” project.”

Either beginner’s luck, or … you just have a gift for woodworking :-)

Either way, a beautiful piece !

-- -- Neil

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#7 posted 12-16-2010 12:55 AM

Thank you NBeener and jockmike2 .. yes a little bit of luck and a lot of measuring on the hutch. Now.. i have a new honey do list. wife wants me to use same profile and replace the kitchen cabinet doors in pine so she can paint them and brighten up the kitchen. Thank you for the reply on the addition. that was easier than the hutch LOL!

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#8 posted 12-16-2010 02:34 AM

Looks very nice. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Kevin Depies

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#9 posted 01-07-2013 07:44 PM

Hey, that looks familiar ;-)
Nice work; it turned out very nice!

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#10 posted 01-07-2013 10:04 PM


Thank You. The doors etc are still solid. <ust have done it correctly. Thank You for your guideance and the KREG Tool was awesome! No screws on the face pieces!

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Kevin Depies

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#11 posted 01-08-2013 07:40 PM

Anytime, I was happy to advise…

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