|Project by Schwieb||posted 01-09-2011 05:27 PM||1717 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
I began building this second kitchen last summer as a party room between many other things going on at the time and I still have a number of things to do for it, but I wanted to post something for the beginning of the year. We created this room when we remodeled our house 2 years ago and finally were able to have the sliding windows installed last spring. It’s still a work in progress. The cooktop was salvaged from our house/kitchen remodel but I plumbed for gas to replace it when the time comes. I bought plenty of rough native cherry at the time I did the remodel to mill all of the baseboards, corner blocks, plinth blocks, and door casings, bookcases,vanities, mirrors for the house, and build this base cabinet, plus some more.
The face, doors, drawers, and stools are all solid cherry. I didn’t worry too much about showing sapwood, to give it some visual interest, used plywood for the interior, and marine spar clear finish. I just love how cherry goes from pink to a rich brown/red as it ages. The 8 stools are as simple as they get, but I wanted them stable and narrow enough to store under the counter overhang. If the partiers fall off because there are no backs, they need to go home anyway. Ha!
The first pic, shows a few items I turned and might give a glimpse of the tile work I did for the top. I also placed tile for the baseboard and wrapped the feet under the counter. The floor by the way is stained concrete done by my wife, Heidi who is dressed for a New Years Eve party in the last photo. (ps, it was a great party) My chili was a big hit.
If you use your imagination a little, you can visualize some cabinets on the wall, perhaps a TV up there to watch Gator football, although I’m not that much of a fan of the TV anyway. Heidi has used this space with great success to hold classes on soap making and other crafts for a local community college.
Thanks for looking.
-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.