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Project by Gene Howe posted 03-16-2011 06:16 PM 2964 views 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

QSWO, Dye, Mcclosky’s Man-O-War poly.
34’ total length including ‘fridge, range and dishwasher.
Sorry ‘bout the fuzziness. Got the camera with cereal box tops. :-(

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton





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Jeff

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#1 posted 03-16-2011 07:33 PM

Looks nice. Inset doors no less, that takes some extra effort.

What wood are the panels?

-- Jeff

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Dez

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#2 posted 03-16-2011 07:47 PM

Even with the extra care needed inset doors are my favorite! Nice job.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Gene Howe

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#3 posted 03-16-2011 09:22 PM

Thanks guys. Insets are my favorite, too. Challenging but makes you insure square openings and square doors/drawers.
Jeff, the panels are resawn white oak with a lighter dye job. I didn’t have enough QSWO to make the panels, or they would have been dyed darker. The QSWO came from upper MN and the panel stock was some I had left over from another project. I purchased it from an AZ dealer. Who knows where it was harvested or milled.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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saddletramp

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#4 posted 03-16-2011 09:59 PM

I love Craftsman/Arts & Crafts/Mission style and those are beautiful.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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reedwood

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#5 posted 03-17-2011 01:21 AM

Hey Gene,
You made the cabinets look so nice, that Bright white microwave sticks out like a sore thumb.
It could be the camera angle.
It looks new so you probably don’t want to hear a suggestion about a stainless steel MW.
Maybe the next one.

The inlays are one of my favorites. Nice wide styles and rails. Did you make the handles too?
I’m starting my Cherry kitchen very soon and I plan on doing the same inlay and SS exposed hinges.

They make these rubber corners for the edges of pull out shelves that work great to keep from scratching the doors. I thought I’d mention it because I used them on my last job and really liked them.

Nice job.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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NBeener

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#6 posted 03-17-2011 02:13 AM

Oh, Gene.

I’d LOVE to see more pictures of that. Like … my eyes don’t provide enough fuzz, already LOL !

From what I can see, though, they look absolutely beautiful !!!

-- -- Neil

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Kindlingmaker

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#7 posted 03-17-2011 03:13 AM

A agree, need more pics! This is some beautiful work and would like to see more of it! Wonderful job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Gene Howe

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#8 posted 03-17-2011 03:25 AM

Bob, Thanks for the kind words. It was a fun build. Mark Yeah, I know. So does the fridge, dishwasher and range. I just build ‘em. Some one else picked their friends.
The handles are wrought iron from Van Dyke Restorers. Thanks for the tip on the corners. No room for them now. The wife is veeery careful. She helped all the way through the job…INCLUDING finishing the doors. Neil and Kindlingmaker Thanks for the compliments. I’ll see if I can get more pics on. I seem to be having a problem with the drive thingy where you stick the flashdrive in.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 03-17-2011 03:38 AM

I was able to find some pics stored in the computer.
Here is a long view of the wall side cabinets.

This one of 4 tiles we picked up in Parsippany, NJ at the Stickley Museum. I cut and burned some ash pieces to mimic the Ginko tile. They are hard to see in the pics. Along the wall cabinet top rail.
Countertop is granite, as are the window sills. The backsplash is ash.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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NBeener

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#10 posted 03-17-2011 03:42 AM

Figured as much: the more I see, the more I like…..

-- -- Neil

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Gene Howe

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#11 posted 03-17-2011 04:01 AM

Neil,
That was my LAST cabinet job and the only one that wasn’t cherry, walnut or red oak.
From now on, it’ll be smaller stuff. Gettin to long in the tooth to be heaving that stuff around.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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reedwood

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#12 posted 03-17-2011 02:09 PM

The tile frames are made of ash? Wow, They look like QS oak.
My weak spot is custom finishes so I’m really curious, what you mean, “cut and burned some ash pieces”?

I’ve been planning on building my own kitchen for the last 15 years but I had to remodel the rest of the house first. About 7 years ago, I decided I could at least go ahead and replace the appliances so I bought ALL WHITE!
Now, I’m replacing them again, slowly. SS is so expensive!

Knowing my luck, they will now change appliance colors back to harvest yellow or almound! ha.

Long in the tooth? I got a few of those.
Time to become the teacher and find a young man to pass on your talent to.

Thanks

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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Gene Howe

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#13 posted 03-17-2011 04:35 PM

Reedwood, The tile frames ARE QSWO. The backsplash behind them is ash.
By cut and burn, I meant they were cut on the scroll saw and the veins and shadows were burned with a wood burning tool.

Finishing can be a real bugger, if you let it. If a change in the wood’s tone is necessary, I just find a dye or stain that is satisfactory, apply it and pick out the topcoat that provides the qualities suitable for the item. Of course, there are item specific application and sanding/rubbing schedules and techniques to be considered. But then, I don’t work on commission or sell much. If it’s good enough for me, it’s good enough!

Not being offended by peoples choices of appliance (or car, wall, shirt…etc) colors, white is OK with me. So is Stainless, harvest gold, almond, puke green, or black. I wouldn’t make a successful interior decorator!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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reedwood

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#14 posted 03-18-2011 03:21 AM

I didn’t read the description very well.
I thought you had some magic trick to make ash look like QS oak. Doh!

”She helped all the way through the job…INCLUDING finishing the doors.”

Last but not least,
A shout out to your better half for being patient thru this big project and helping out as well.

Way to go Mrs. Howe!

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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rivergirl

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#15 posted 04-04-2011 01:26 AM

These cabinets are beautiful! I live in a period mission bungalow and it’s full of QSWO and stickley and limbert and…... I love Mission!

-- 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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