|Project by DS||posted 10-31-2011 06:29 PM||3160 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
Usually I don’t do painted cabinets—escpecially not WHITE painted cabinets. Too many people are painting (poorly I might add) their cheap old oak kitchens and then bragging how much nicer they look. YUCK! Gag, cough, hack!
I blame the media with all these DIY home improvement TV shows which promote this as a “good” thing.
But when my cousin insisted she wanted a white kitchen, I promised her my best work.
These are Hard Maple Paint Grade cabinets with European 32mm construction with traditional accoutrements and a modern flair.
The finish is SB Ibes White in a ML Campbell hi performance precatalized lacquer.
I ordered the raised panel doors, then added a half-round applied molding just outside the cope and stick detail to give the appearence of a full applied molding door. It looks very nice at a fraction of the cost.
The sub-zero fridge and dishwasher have fully integrated front panels in a flush-inset configuration.
The corner has a slick corner shelf system that maximizes access.
The drawers are dovetailed Baltic Birch plywood with Blumotion soft-closing undermounted guides.
The pantry has a pilaster type pullout shelf system inside.
The corbels under the Mantle and on the end of the island were cut on my 19” bandsaw then hand carved to “pillow” the sides and faces.
There are spice rack pullouts left and right of the range above the corbels. These turned out very slick and make for easy access when cooking.
A Pan caddy and towell rack pull out on either side of the range in the base cabinets.
Deep and wide drawers on either side of the range provide plenty of storage.
A side-access appliance garage sits next to the built-in microwave.
Double pull-out trash cans to the right side of the sink in the island.
The casework was cut on a CNC which I leased at a local cabinet shop.
The arched hood vent I made on my router table with a cope and stick cutter set.
Counter tops are Granite.
My cousin is super pleased with the result.
I have some in-progress pics in my shop which I will post in a couple of days when I find them.
-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251