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Project by dan mosheim posted 1290 days ago 4165 views 7 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Happy Holidays everyone … I hope you are all having a relaxing weekend … We’re working on a really big kitchen island … One of my guys jokes that it;s big enough to be a continent … It’s 16’ x 4’ and is pretty much complete now except for the finishing which we may or may not do in house … This week coming up we will make up some distressed dark samples and, if they are approved, we’ll go at it after the the first … It’s up on wheels now and designed to break into three pieces for moving … The 3/4 turned quartered oak columns were a challenge as was finding the 16’ quartersawn oak for the long panel and the face board … Supporting the overhanging granite and keeping the 16’ face board straight was also an engineering challenge … To see more and bigger photos and read more about the construction of this project, visit our dorset custom furniure blog at this link

Best wishes to all for a healthy and prosperous new year … dan

-- dan,vermont,http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com/





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 1290 days ago

Thats a big island.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 1290 days ago

Beautiful – got to be one hell of a big kitchen that it’s going into AND you have to have an big shop to build such a piece. Spectacular workmanship.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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mikethetermite

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#3 posted 1290 days ago

Beautiful just Beautiful – I would like to see the kitchen it is going in. Must be a really big one.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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Scarecrow

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#4 posted 1290 days ago

hey what kind of wood did you end up using for the whole think…looks great…will you stain it also if so what?

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RonPeters

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#5 posted 1290 days ago

That’s one big kitchen! You need a palm tree on that island! Not to mention a Piña Colada.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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levan

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#6 posted 1290 days ago

Very nice unit. Please post pics when finished and in place. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

-- Lynn "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1290 days ago

Looks like quite a project!! I think he is right; a kitchen continent, a whole new direction is kitchen design ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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live4ever

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#8 posted 1290 days ago

wow.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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Vince

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#9 posted 1290 days ago

That is beautiful

-- Vince

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#10 posted 1290 days ago

Hey Dan,
Now that is one mean Kitchen project….really sweet job.

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RayCurtis

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#11 posted 1290 days ago

WOW!!! My entire kitchen isn’t 16’ and I don’t have an extra 4 feet in the middle either. I am amazed at the size and complexity of this.

-- RayCurtis

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Gator

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#12 posted 1290 days ago

Beyond the scope of my abilities… WOW.. is all I can say.. that is massive..

Gator

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 1290 days ago

Awesome work, Dan! That is going to be one incredible kitchen! Please post pictures of the finished room when all is installed. It will be great to see!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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dan mosheim

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#14 posted 1290 days ago

hi everyone .. thanks for your comments … the wood is quartersawn white oak and i think i do need a palm tree and a pina colada …. we’ve gpt about 12-14” of snow here this morning and it’s still snowing … another day off !!

-- dan,vermont,http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com/

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Chip

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#15 posted 1290 days ago

You really are a Master Craftsman in every sense. Stunning as always Dan. Stay warm!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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