|Project by Dusty||posted 01-22-2007 04:37 PM||2644 views||7 times favorited||23 comments|
This red oak mission style hutch, with dove tail drawers, glass doors, and real forged copper hardware started my mission collection for my turn of the century home I rehabbed.
It is 6-foot wide,-7 foot tall and 24 inches deep. I found the plan in a wood working magazine, and modified it considerably. I merely used it as a guide- and custom built and modified it to my specs. The formal dining room I designed and built this hutch for- I had to restore, build, and match all the original cove , refinish the hard wood floors ,rewire, repair, the ceiling, which-,all the plaster was falling down, or had cracked and left the lathe exposed. The windows were inoperable so I had to repair those also.
The previous owners had torn down the trim,cove, baseboard and lights with the intention of refinishing and restoring. This of course is a huge undertaking and they soon lost interest and just moved all the trim out to the garage with no doors and left it lay in a pile. The wires remained exposed in the ceiling until I bought it. They simply used a extension cord and old floor lamp for light. they did that for about 3 years.
What a mess.
I wanted a signature piece to set the tone for all the mission furniture I planed on building for my home. It did. This piece although had its challenges was probably more difficult because of its size and difficulty working on alone and moving around my shop. I had it on furniture carts to ease the moving of it.
It’s finished the hutch using my 12 step mission staining process.
It’s a bold piece that catches your attention when you enter the room.