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Oak Tambour And Corian Kitchen (pics 4-6)

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Project by cabinetman posted 2701 days ago 2109 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I do have to apologize for the quality of these pictures, as they are from 35mm prints and were taken with film for available light. The flourescent lighting plays havoc with color prints. This kitchen was basically made with an oak tambour exterior. The rounded corners on the upper cabinets are a 3” radius. Drawers are all 1/2” oak. By the stove I incorporated a pot and pan lid pull out. On the pantry side, there’s a roll top desk, bread/appliance storage roll top, and a chefs pantry.

The small doors at the top of the pantry lift up and lock and each opening has a pull out shelf. The handles are oak continuous pull. The hood fan cabinet over the stove was made to enclose a standard hood. The ceiling was done in bookmatched and sequenced oak and the trim rings for the lights were made from solid oak to replace the metal ones. The finish was done in clear lacquer. This is one of the first Corian tops I experimented with.





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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 2701 days ago

Thats Cool! Like a walk back in time. I just got back from visiting a client in a “vintage” 70’s house. An old custom house they have remodled quite a bit so someone can reremodel it in 20 or so years and get that classic look back. Sometimes us humans are just a big bunch of sheep. Quality like this kitchen is ageless…if we can keep it out of the hands of some designer only interested in this years colors.

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Karson

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#2 posted 2701 days ago

Cabinetman: You were able to get ahold of Corian. I thought that they controlled who could purchase it so that they could control the quality of the installation. had to go to school to see how to install Corian.

I figure that if I can make furniture I can install Corian, since you don’t need the expensive equipment that you’d need for granite

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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cabinetman

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#3 posted 2701 days ago

Karson: In the beginning they were happy to just sell the stuff. That school thing came down the road much later. When I got delivery, there was a one sheet product tech sheet taped to the Corian sheet. On that sheet it had a few drawings on how to install and seam. It was very basic. There’s no real trick to working with it. Most of the resin based solid surface material have similar properties in that they are heavy and a mess when routed or cut. Any woodworking tools such as carbide tipped sawblades, and router bits, work just fine.

Seaming just takes a little practice. There are do’s and don’ts that make a good fabrication.

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 2701 days ago

Karson, Now you can get a lot of different types of solid surface from different suppliers without all the restrictions. Still need about $1000.00 investment in tools, basically clamps.

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Karson

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#5 posted 2701 days ago

OH Boy more tools to buy. Thank-you Dennis.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Karson

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#6 posted 2701 days ago

And thank you Cabinetman!

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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scottb

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#7 posted 2701 days ago

I should go into the Clamp making business. Woodworkers already do all the marketing necc!

One can never have too many clamps!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Obi

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#8 posted 2701 days ago

Very nice cabinets. The pantry next to the refrigerater looks simular to the DVD Cabinet I made.

Scott, I was looking at a threadbox so I could make some of my own clamps. The threadbox was $35.00 from Rockler and the clamps were $14.00 each, so all I have to do is make three clamps and the threadbox will have paid for itself.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 2701 days ago

I think a person would have to be crazy to change anything in this kitchen.

Cabinetman, on most of the image editing programs, you can make adjustments to the lighting with just a few clicks. I have “Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006.” they usually have a 60 to 90 day free trial. I also brought all of my old slides in to Walmart, & had them put on discs, & you get a better image than scanning.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#10 posted 2701 days ago

I want the pantry..

this is beautiful. very “sleek” looking, if that is the right word

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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MT_Stringer

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#11 posted 825 days ago

Just another thought or two on the fluorescent lighting messing up your pics. As a high school sports photographer, I shoot a lot of indoor sports or outdoor at night (under the lights). I use Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop Elements to correct the color balance.

The best thing to do is shoot the pictures in camera RAW. Then adjust the color temp in the photo editing program so it looks normal and not yellow or green or blue. Shooting indoors can be a real pain. That may sound Greek to you but I can help if you need it.
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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