Hutch for my wife

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Project by FredIV posted 11-21-2011 09:33 PM 1282 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 11-21-2011 11:01 PM

nice job—i like the open style==i am building my wife one i have the base finished which i have posted ..i havent figured out how i want the top part yet—so i am in trouble at home—lol

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#2 posted 11-22-2011 12:37 PM

Great work sure she loves it.

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

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#3 posted 11-22-2011 06:28 PM

Great job!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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