New kitchen...finally

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Project by dee2 posted 880 days ago 1574 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Replaced old laminated kitchen cupboards with solid hickory. Did not want to change sink base area, so we ordered cabinet fronts only. Worked out great. The only thing was, I had to build by own drawers…and, yes, they are 24” deep. I used a lock joint using the router. Simple to do, only 1 change to router set up. My husband and I also made the oak counter tops next to the stove. We then laminated the walnut, put a simple chamfer edge on it for trim. Counter tops are oiled as a finish. I think that will hold up well, can always be easily touched up. Also put trim on bottom of cabinets. A bit tricky, but well worth the effort. We took our time on this last winter, took 6 weeks doing a wall at a time so I could cook everyday. Waited 25 years for this. Love it!!!

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#1 posted 880 days ago

very beautiful indeed. gotta luv that Hickory. so, you’ll be sleepin in the kitchen fer a while. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#2 posted 880 days ago

Very nice upgrade great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 880 days ago

I love hickory, every time I cut it reminds me of barbaque. Very nicely done.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 880 days ago

Beautiful kitchen!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 880 days ago

WELL DONE!! Looks beautiful. Congrats all around. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 880 days ago

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 880 days ago

I’ve been wanting to resurface my counter tops with marble paint… I can’t believe I never thought out putting tile down… duh! Thank you for showing yours it give me great ideas! I really like the trim on the bottom; nice touch! I’m building a router table right now so I hope I can make some crown molding or trim similar to yours and dress up my cupboards.

Overall excellent job!

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#8 posted 880 days ago


Your kitchen looks great! It must make you feel very good to have a new kitchen you did yourselves!

Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 880 days ago

That kitchen came out great, 6 weeks is not that long, I have been working on my kitchen for a year and it’s still not done. Well the kitchen, workshop, basement, bathroom, etc…yea I got a lot on my plate.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#10 posted 880 days ago

Kitchen looks beautiful! Very nice job!

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#11 posted 879 days ago

Looks great, love the Hickory!

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