Colonial Hutch

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Project by David posted 12-08-2011 03:12 AM 2033 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hutch was made as a christmas gift for my sister. The construction is all poplar solids purchased locally from a sawyer for only 50 cents a board foot,bought 200 board foot for the project. The project was featured in American Woodworker magazine issue #54,I have been waiting a long time to make this project,I love the look of the old stepback cupboards.I finished the cupboard with a warm cherry tone stain and painted hutch, with glazing to pick up the beading.The construction included mortise and tenon doors with walnut pins,rabbeted and pinned drawers all set in a beaded inset face frame.All moldings were hand made,bracket feet with ogee molding,cove transition molding and crown molding cut on table saw with four cut method.This project was made by Mathew Burak originally,who builds traditional furniture and runs a woodworking business in northeastern Vermont.

-- instagram@davidminnixwoodworking

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#1 posted 12-08-2011 03:36 AM

This hutch is very well done. I am sure your sister will love it. That’s a great Christmas gift!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 12-08-2011 03:38 AM

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the contrast between the interior and exterior. Fortunate sister!


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#3 posted 12-08-2011 04:16 AM

This is beautiful. Did you experience any problems or issues staining the poplar?

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#4 posted 12-08-2011 01:39 PM

Great job. Your sister should love it! I do.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#5 posted 12-08-2011 01:48 PM

very nice

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#6 posted 12-09-2011 01:46 AM

I like the style and the painted interior. You did a nice job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#7 posted 12-09-2011 08:00 PM

Ilike it, very good job !!. I like the stain color with the painted surfaces as well.

-- Woodman12608, cedar Lake, IN

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#8 posted 12-10-2011 05:31 AM


Great workmanship! You did a fabulous job on staining the poplar. Thanks for sharing.


P.S. How do we get on your Christmas gift list? ;-)

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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