Beligan chocolate maple kitchen

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Project by Jesse Friesen posted 09-23-2011 04:38 AM 2047 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this one today. It’s all maple and is stained belgian chocolate. These went into a newly built house which isn’t sold yet. Laminate countertops, soft close drawers and doors, raised eating area on island along with two bathrooms.

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#1 posted 09-23-2011 05:26 AM

Love the look ! What kind of “Belgian Chocolate” stain did you use? I have some leftover maple I want
to use for a Box Project and would love this color.
Excellent Work

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#2 posted 09-23-2011 05:31 AM

I really love it :)

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#3 posted 09-23-2011 07:30 AM

Very nice!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#4 posted 09-23-2011 08:54 AM

Love the finish, but boy real granite would have really set that off. Oh well, what can you do.

-- -caleb

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#5 posted 09-23-2011 11:28 AM

Nice work and color, looks great. I concur granite would really make this pop.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 09-23-2011 02:58 PM

Beautiful kitchen!

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#7 posted 09-23-2011 03:45 PM

Thanks guys. Granite would have been really nice on these but around here it would have probably been at least $10,000 for granite for the kitchen and bathrooms. A little more than they are willing to spend, lol. The stain is a spray stain by chemcraft.

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#8 posted 09-23-2011 03:52 PM

Great work.
The kitchen looks fantastic.
My kitchen is identical in color and look. I have the same shaker style fronts.
How did you stain the kitchen cupborads and drawers?
I just finished 3 Pot and Pan drawers for my kitchen and was unimpressed with the finish.
I used maple (against my better judgement) beacause the rest of the kitchen is maple.
Thanks for sharing your work.

-- Anthony

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#9 posted 09-23-2011 03:53 PM

Beautiful kitchen, I prefer the taste of good old fashioned milk chocolate over Beligan chocolate but it looks great. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#10 posted 09-24-2011 03:58 PM

Great job!! love the finish.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#11 posted 09-24-2011 04:06 PM

Very nice. Very organic colors. Shame about the laminate but it doesn’t detract from the beauty of the cabinetry.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 09-24-2011 04:14 PM

You guys really don’t like laminate countertops, lol.

WOODZY: The stain was applied with an hvlp sprayer. This is only my second set of cabinets that I have stained myself. They turned out pretty good but not perfect. I have to get my gun dialed in a bit better and practise some more.

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#13 posted 09-24-2011 04:59 PM

Thanks. I thought so.
I have a sprayer but decided against using it for the first time.
Again great cabinets. Can’t wait to achieve these kind of results.

-- Anthony

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#14 posted 09-25-2011 11:42 PM

Beautiful Kitchen

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#15 posted 09-26-2011 05:26 PM

Beautiful. How about a description of the finish process?

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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