Party Kitchen

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Project by Schwieb posted 01-09-2011 05:27 PM 2072 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 01-09-2011 05:37 PM

Great job on the cabinets.

I’ve been trying to get my wife to do concrete work, but so far, no luck! What’s the secret? LOL

Great looking kitchen.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 01-09-2011 06:20 PM

Great job on the whole set-up Ken. Looks very partyish. I see an awful lot of work there. Makes me glad I’m too old for a room like that.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 01-09-2011 07:24 PM

I love the wrap around counters! So efficent and open for talking and visiting with the cook. Also a perfect demonstration area for classes- and excelent idea BTW!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 01-09-2011 07:35 PM

I can see you are ready for the invasion from the Danish Gang of Vikings ….LOL

a very nice party room you and your wife has made
and great to hear its not unly used as a party room

no wonder why it takes you so long with the kayak …LOL

Happy New-year to you and yours

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#5 posted 01-09-2011 07:47 PM

Real nice job cherry looks great in a kitchen

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#6 posted 01-09-2011 10:25 PM

Hi there my dear Ken,
I do not really know where to start!
Beautiful wife, beautiful view from the house, beautiful wood, beautiful work shop, beautiful work, beautiful bar stools, beautiful swing on the porch, so it’s kind of hard to complain!!! Ok I really don’t like the dust on the second picture! Laugh.
Best thoughts to you and the family,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 01-09-2011 10:31 PM

Hi schwieb

Great job, love the look. My wife helps out sometimes too when I need that helping hand that doesn’t require much muscle and she finds it fun. I also make sure she understands the scope of the task, the objective and the safety issues before we do it She is a gardener not a woodworker or reno queen. Girls are different for some reason when it comes to teamwork on something physical, work physical that is! On second thought…...they are different period – and a good thing too!


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#8 posted 01-09-2011 10:54 PM

Ohhh, did I forget to mention the kitchen?

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 01-10-2011 01:45 PM

Nice jobs. I like the wood and the configuration.


-- Guy,PEI

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#10 posted 01-10-2011 02:14 PM

can’t beat this
even with a cherry stick

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 01-14-2011 02:03 AM

Nice job on the kitchen.

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