kitchen out of red birch

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Project by brian88 posted 05-29-2011 05:44 PM 3481 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I posed a question a few months ago about how to tint red birch to get more red…here is the result. I just ended up using a light cherry stain. All of these cabinets are solid hardwood. Other than the backs and the sides for the lowers that are not seen. The end panels of the lowers and the entire island are all solid wood as well as the shelves in the uppers which are fixed, not adjustable per customer request. The glass is not yet in place and as you can see some more work to be done but I am waiting for the customer to send me finished photo’s.

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#1 posted 05-29-2011 06:08 PM

Nice design . Is there a reason that you didn’t use Cherry ?

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#2 posted 05-29-2011 06:13 PM

The customer wanted this wood to go with the rest of the house I think. He orriginally didnt want to stain the cabinets but after I sprayed clear on some of the hardwood he decided he wanted more color… The floor is brazilian cherry. Thank you for your comment.
I love your work as well. Those are the types of things I wish I had more time to work on…I have only one cutting board that I have done as a gift to my wife…here it is

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#3 posted 05-29-2011 07:13 PM

brian: very nice kitchen, and cutting board, too!

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#4 posted 05-29-2011 10:15 PM

very nice!

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#5 posted 05-29-2011 10:26 PM

Great Work!

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#6 posted 05-30-2011 02:50 AM

Thanks for the info and that is a beautiful cutting board as well : )
Very kind of you to compliment my work on your post : ) I hope to one day rebuild my own kitchen , if I can ever decide on a style of cabinetry LOL

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#7 posted 05-31-2011 12:29 AM

Wow, I really like the color. Very warm and inviting.

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#8 posted 05-31-2011 01:07 AM

Looking good.

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