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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 02-06-2008 11:13 PM 1847 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another task for my step-daughter. There was hardly a right-angle to be found in the kitchen so this was an interesting task. She and her husband opted for a range of free-standing cupboards as this suited their C18th cottage far better that the built-in look.

The second picture above shows one of the pieces of what might be teak I’d recovered from the workbenches of a school laboratory. It planed up beautifully (after removing half a bucket of hard chewing gum. Yuk). I made the plate rack and one of the cupboards from it as well as the drainer / worktop.

Other projects in the kitchen include the yew chair, the butcher block and the oak dresser.

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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 02-06-2008 11:17 PM

Whoever said you can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear has never seen any of your reclaimed wood projects, Stewart.

Excellent work!

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

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#2 posted 02-06-2008 11:49 PM

That is great work. Good job with the reclamation.

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TomFran

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#3 posted 02-06-2008 11:50 PM

Beautiful work, Stewart! I really like the contrasting colors of the cabinets too.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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jcees

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#4 posted 02-06-2008 11:51 PM

Nice, very nice execution. Eyebrow backsplash is a nice touch.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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GaryK

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#5 posted 02-06-2008 11:54 PM

Fantastic Job! Great use of materials.

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

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rpmurphy509

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#6 posted 02-06-2008 11:57 PM

Fits the cottage look very well!

Reclamation for the win!

-- Still learning everything

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Tomcat1066

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#7 posted 02-06-2008 11:58 PM

Your step daughter is one lucky woman! Beautiful work!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Les Hastings

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#8 posted 02-07-2008 12:00 AM

Way to go Stewart, nice job!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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mrtrim

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#9 posted 02-07-2008 12:00 AM

very nice work stewart ! cant believe you didnt find some way to recycle the chewing gum ! lol

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Thos. Angle

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#10 posted 02-07-2008 12:08 AM

Great job, Stewart. I’ll bet the kids are really happy with it.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 02-07-2008 12:21 AM

Beautiful kitchen, Stewart. The gummed teak turned out rich and luxurious. I have always wondered if a sink drainboard in wood would hold up to the moisture. Do you have any prior experience with this or is this your first one? I am getting a plan together for my kitchen and have been curious about this. I know that teak is very resilient to moisture, but how about the daily use over years?

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 02-07-2008 12:22 AM

Now Stew, did the chewing gum lose it’s flavour on the workbench over night. Great piece of wood & nice job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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dennis mitchell

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#13 posted 02-07-2008 12:46 AM

18 century cottage…nice touch with the cabinets.

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#14 posted 02-07-2008 01:04 AM

My what a beautiful kitchen Mr. Stewart. You not only make little novelties and cute little chairs but actually you’re a darn good carpenter, what? You are an amazing fellow Mr. Stewart. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Scott Bryan

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#15 posted 02-07-2008 02:28 AM

Very nice job. I am sure that your daughter appreciates having a father that is this talented.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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