|Project by FredIV||posted 11-21-2011 09:33 PM||1201 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This was my first major furniture project. I made this for my wife for Mother’s day. The piece is made of pine with a pine T/G bead board in the upper portion. The face frames are half lap joints. The doors are T/G with a 1/4” thick birch. The backing is rabbeted into the side frames and the shelving is all dadoed into the same side frames. The finish consists of a green underlayment to match the kitchen walls, a crackle coat medium to help bring out the green, and a top layer of red paint – all done to help give the hutch that “aged” look. I used a variety of strokes when applying the red paint to further give it a distinct look. I stained the upper portion and the table top with an English Chestnut finish. Also, I had to build this piece on legs because I have an air register on that wall and wanted to ensure the air would flow freely under the hutch.