|Project by SteveC||posted 11-14-2011 05:08 AM||3349 views||22 times favorited||26 comments|
Long time coming but finally done.
I started design of this kitchen 2 years ago for a new house I built. For various reasons the kitchen was placed on the back burner for other projects. A year ago I managed to build and install the base cabinets and granite, now the uppers are in and all light fixtures etc installed, heck, even the kitchen window is trimmed out (only one in the house).
All cabinets are 3/4 pre-finished V.C. maple ply with haunched & beaded face frames & inset doors.
All hardware blum tandem and euro hinges with blum motion.
Blind corner is a Rev-A-shelf pull out blind corner unit and narrow pull out pantry to left of fridge.
Face frames and door frames are rift sawn hard maple. Panels are curly hard maple, book matched. Upper drawer fronts are cut form one quilted maple board.
Finish is a multi step dye. Yellow Trans-tint to even out color and soften the amber brown dye that follows. Coat of Linseed oil, Post cat sanding sealer and 2 coats of post cat lacquer (MLC Duravar).
Entire kitchen is meant to loosely follow a craftsman theme.
Window trim is 1-1/2 thick pine shop built on the TS. I plan on having shaper knives ground to reduce the labor required to produce the casing on the TS as it takes multiple setups. Finish on trim is MLC woodsong spray only stain, sanding sealer and 2 coats of post cat duravar.
Backsplash is random pattern slate mosaic tile with a little detail above the range I came up with to help break it up a bit. That’s a pot filler folded up behind the range.
Island is designed to accept a microwave drawer although it is not in place yet, just a normal micro.
Lighting behind the rain glass upper doors is 12v RGB LED tape lights with a programmable controller. I can program it to any shade I want, program a vast array of custom colors that cycle through a program or let it cycle through the preset shades.
Under cabinets lighting is high intensity 12v LED tape light. Both RGB and under cab warm white have dimmable wireless wall mounted controllers so no wiring needed to be fished through walls.
Range hood insert is a 700CFM Kobe IN2636SQB insert. Ran a new 8” duct through the roof even though the HVAC guys roughed in a 6”. Kobe calls for 8” so I figured “do it right the first time”, Mike Homes would be proud;)
Think that about sums it up. Great experience, glad it’s over. Hardest part was perfecting the design before I wasted any wood gaining experience the hard way :)
-- Steve in Kemptville On. Canada