mini formal hutch mission style

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Project by Dusty posted 02-19-2007 04:21 AM 2010 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this small mission hutch for my linen and extra kitchen appliances to go in the Mother in Law kitchen that makes up the third kitchen located in the lower level of “This Old Crack House”.It was the first part of the house that was restored.

The Hutch measures 19 inches wide 56 inches wide and 37 inches high

It is made out of red oak. The split panel doors are 6/4 planed so the insert door panels which are tongue and grove are 4/4 minus. All drawers are constructed with dove tails and solid maple runners. The top is 7/8 oak that I glued up using splines and biscuit for alignment purposes.

I found a plan for this but didn’t like the doors or drawers so I redesigned it and modified it to fit my needs. It was pretty straight forward construction.

One problem is the hutch was designed to have the center open. It only called for doors on either side. I don’t care to have all my linen open to anyone to look at. Then of course because the doors aren’t balanced you get the offset look to the handles and hinges. I’m sure you can spot the mistake. The middle door.. I should of made it so it split and opened in the center and of each door half – and should of swung to there respective sides. I wasn’t thinking when I cut all the door frames out. I simply haven’t had time to rebuild the door.

Soon – it’s on my list.

I also know it doesn’t show well on carpet. I much prefer to have it on hardwood floors.

Some day soon I hope to put hardwood in. Same story Time and money-never enough it seems of either.

It’s finished the hutch using my 12 step mission stain process.

This project took about a week to build and about the same to finish.

It’s a heavy piece of furniture as I had to move it down stairs to the basement and put it adjacent to the mother in law kitchen.

Makes me wonder when I was carrying it down I just didn’t store my linen in the closet.

-- Dusty

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#1 posted 02-19-2007 04:33 AM

Up to your usual high standards, Dusty. Well done!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 02-19-2007 05:41 AM

What’s the finish? And the stain.

So is it true? You did lock the old girl down in the dungeon. LOL

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#3 posted 02-19-2007 05:48 AM


Thats funny.

The finish Obi is the same 12 step finish i use on all my mission pieces. I have posted it a couple of times in my blogs -if you cant find it and are intrested in it I will be glad to repost it.

-- Dusty

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#4 posted 02-19-2007 11:27 AM

Dusty did you build the rocking chairs, too?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 02-19-2007 03:19 PM

Very nice Dusty, Nice color and very straight lines. Coulld be sold in any high end furniture store I’ve ever been in. That 12 step process you have you could probably patent. I know a good patent atty. jockmike2

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 02-19-2007 03:37 PM


Yes i did. I built ever piece of furniture in my house except- the leather sofas and 3 stools in my main kitchen. They were a gift – but I still cut the legs off and did some other modifications to them.

-- Dusty

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#7 posted 02-19-2007 03:40 PM


Thank you.

I don’t mind giving away my process for staining. After all I learned it from many others trials and errors. I like to share that is how I learned. Besides as you know as a woodworker its more than just a formula. Its the total package- construction ,sanding, staining, care and patience,.

-- Dusty

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#8 posted 02-19-2007 04:27 PM

Nice work Dusty.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 02-19-2007 07:02 PM

Great !! I’m changing your name to the ”Ultimate Producer”.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 02-19-2007 07:34 PM

Very nice Dusty.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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