dining room hutch

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Project by Timber_Cruiser posted 01-16-2008 11:03 PM 1969 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a New Yankee Worshop plan made from pine. The base cabinet has edge joined solid wood sides. The top is jointed with biscuits. The back of the shelf unit is bead board tongue and groove. This was an awesome project to learn lap joints which were used on the face frame, and of course norm incorporates several dado’s and rabbits to add strength and stability. I completed this project back in 2006 and did the upper shelf unit first. Then completed the bottom cabinet. After that, I did the drawers and doors. It was my first project with doors and drawers. I used a dovetail machine on my drawers. I didn’t use any drawer slides, just guides made from 1×2’s. This wasn’t my best piece, but it was a great project and turned out okay. I also learned that cutting miters in crown molding will drive you crazy if you don’t know what you are doing. I was fortunate that my wife called each of these pieces as gifts over the course of 2006. I guess as long as the boss of the house is happy, don’t complain. I apologiize for the clutter but we are getting ready for our new addition to our family (our first son). Doc says any day now. Due date is the 29th. I will try to get a picture of one of the drawers pulled out to show the dovetails.

-- Don't delay, do it today! If God is your Copilot, switch seats.

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#1 posted 01-16-2008 11:16 PM

Looks nice!

Clutter? What clutter? Come to my house…I’ll show you clutter.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 01-16-2008 11:28 PM

Good looking hutch.
Congrats on the new addition as well!

-- Still learning everything

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#3 posted 01-17-2008 12:00 AM

Very nice looking!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 01-17-2008 12:22 AM

great hutch timber cruiser

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#5 posted 01-17-2008 01:16 AM

Good job on the hutch.

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#6 posted 01-17-2008 03:05 AM

Nice job. To me it looks like a fine project. As far as the time frame goes most of us aren’t being paid by the hour so does it really matter how long the project actually takes (as long as the BOSS is happy who cares).

I hope you are wrapping up any works in progress. It looks like you have about two weeks to complete everything because after that I am sure that you will have more important demands on your time that may delay your woodworking adventure (for a while at least).

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 01-17-2008 03:08 AM

Great job on the buffet/hutch. If you built the top first. Where did you sit it, on the dining room table.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 01-17-2008 02:17 PM

I really like the open top. It’s a beautiful dining room hutch. Congratulations on the new addition to the family.

-- Tom, Michigan ~ Working with a renewable resource called wood

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#9 posted 01-17-2008 02:28 PM

awesome job!!

I hope the arrival is fast and painless ;) Congrats on this exciting time

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 01-17-2008 07:16 PM

Thanks for the looks and comments. I have not been doing any projects for the last couple of weeks. I do have a toybox I am hoping to get done but can’t seem to get motivated to get started on it. I know that everthing is going to change so I am expecting to slow woodworking down alot. I am going to use a letter kit and router to put his name on it and the theme is John Deere so it will be green and yellow. I think I will like it more than him. The toybox is for my nephew, I have already made my son one and he is still baking. Am I excited or what.

-- Don't delay, do it today! If God is your Copilot, switch seats.

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#11 posted 08-29-2009 11:36 PM

Nice looking hutch.

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#12 posted 08-31-2009 03:59 AM

looks great

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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