Kitchen cabinets, curved pieces, mantel

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Project by John Ormsby posted 03-07-2008 06:36 AM 4701 views 8 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am posting some photos of various projects I recently done. The kitchen is one I designed and built along with the house. It is of lacewood veneer and ebonized Lyptus. The backsplash is custom stainless strips. The mantel is of ebonized walnut and rock maple. There was a question about curved doors. The laid up curved pieces are 7 1/2” high of honduras mahogany. I included the curved pieces to show typical layering of wood on a curved mold.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 03-07-2008 06:43 AM

welcome to lumberjocks !

your work is top notch

looking forward to seeing more

the mantel has a strong deco look. really cool

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 03-07-2008 09:46 AM

Well obviously you are new here – but it’s quite apparent that you aren’t new to woodworking. Well done – you are a craftsman.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 03-07-2008 11:34 AM

I like how you just threw in there that you built a house to go with your kitchen! Congratulations – beautiful work! Are you ever going to do it again?

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#4 posted 03-07-2008 12:39 PM


The kitchen is fabulous. To be honest I would have thought that this much lacewood would make a project too busy but the ebonized lyptus breaks it up and adds a nice contrast. I really like the way you took the cabinets all the way to the ceiling as well. Very nice done.

I look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-07-2008 02:42 PM

I’m wondering how did you curve the pieces like this? I know you can steam most lumber, but it looks like you used plywood and without cutting slots on the inside.

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#6 posted 03-07-2008 03:16 PM

Welcome to LJs.
Very Nice Job. You got skills!


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 03-07-2008 03:32 PM

Very nice cabinets! I really like your fireplace surround.

Great job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 03-07-2008 06:18 PM

Looks like you pored the wood out on a form Great work, thank you for sharing.

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#9 posted 03-07-2008 07:06 PM

A little wild for my conservative tastes, but the craftsmanship is fabulous!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 03-07-2008 09:27 PM

Welcome to the jocks site.

What a beautiful kitchen, I just can’t let the wife see that one…

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#11 posted 03-08-2008 03:45 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

That really is some outstanding work there!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 03-10-2008 03:10 AM

Hi John;

Welcome to lumberjocks.

Gorgeous work!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 03-19-2008 02:09 PM

Beautiful work. I love the deco style when it’s well done.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#14 posted 03-21-2008 10:45 AM

You did a beautiful job on this kitchen. Curved cabinets are fun to do. I designed and built a 24’ round library reception unit at work. I think we spent more time building a flat platform to build it on and the jigs to bend the plywood. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#15 posted 03-22-2008 05:56 PM

Fantastic! Very Art Deco.

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