Oak Tambour And Corian Kitchen (pics 1-3)

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Project by cabinetman posted 02-28-2007 11:26 PM 2256 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did this kitchen when Corian first came out. It was also around the time that euro hinges were first being used. I posted these pictures on another forum and was asked why I would put up a project that was 30-35 years old. My response to that was – why look at pictures of a 200 yr old antique? I feel that craftsmanship and creativity is ageless. My challenge when planning this kitchen was to come up with a design that was contemporary and unique. I tried to create a certain clean and “custom fitted” look. As I look at these pictures today the design to me still looks appealing.

Besides trying to fulfill the needs of the client for storage and versatility, I wanted a different look, almost a furniture look. The appliances give away the age. This was one of my “high end” projects that was a little avant garde at the time. I have included a full description in the “Projects” with pictures 4-6.

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#1 posted 02-28-2007 11:53 PM

Hi Cabinetman.
We must be wired the same. It can’t be just a coincidence that we both posted the the same kind of project at about the same time.
Wood is wood no matter when you made it. I bet it still looks great.

Welcome back!!

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

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#2 posted 02-28-2007 11:59 PM

it’s beautiful – very clean looking. (love and am envious of the shelving inside those cupboards!!!!)

why post something from days gone by? that’s a bizarre question. As soon as you start working on a new project, the finished projects are “old” – old visions, old ideas, old skills…

thanks for sharing!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 03-01-2007 05:10 AM

I like it. You can always upgrade the appliances. An artisan crafted kitchen? that’s good for a lifetime! (the lifetime of the house that is)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 04-07-2007 08:30 AM

I love it, looks modern to me even now. The storage space is great and you’d never expect that behind those doors.


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#5 posted 04-07-2007 08:34 AM

Pan shelves were ahead of their time at that point.. Like the tip outs and the cubby/bookshelf… Nice…


-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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