|Project by Dusty||posted 02-19-2007 04:21 AM||1709 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
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.