New Kitchen

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Project by douglbe posted 06-02-2012 05:10 PM 1397 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Moved into this house a year ago and the Kitchen was not quite to our taste, needed some updating, and a need to brighten it up. The lack of counter space around the stove made it difficult to prepare meals, so off to the workshop. Started with this side of the kitchen and I am currently building the cabinets for the other side. I used White Ash that I had on hand, added a Golden Pecan stain, and finished with wipe on poly. Made my own veneer, which I found is not easy getting the seems to match, but I’m getting better at it. I cut out a 5 ft. door way to the left of the cupboards, which really opened up the kitchen/dinette to the living room, making for better traffic flow. Needless to say, the wife is very happy!

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#1 posted 06-02-2012 05:20 PM

Great cabinet work. Thanks for sharing. It does feel better when it is more open and brighter. It also helps to show off your great work.


-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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#2 posted 06-02-2012 05:25 PM

They look great ,very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-02-2012 05:56 PM

As you say, it is quite an improvement and you did a good job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 06-02-2012 06:19 PM

Beautiful kitchen!

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#5 posted 06-03-2012 05:10 AM


Your new cabinets really lighten up the kitchen. (I mistakenly thought they were hickory.) Your work looks excellent. However, if you lived a little closer, I’d gladly take your old cabinets out of your way since I’m an old lady who still really likes raised cathedral doors! Between your “old” cabinets and Alongiron's, I could have cabinets for every room!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#6 posted 06-03-2012 05:41 PM

Great work there. I like your choice of stain – sure makes things look brighter. Opening up the room with the passageway was a great idea. I like what you’ve done – now get working on the island!!!! :)

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#7 posted 06-04-2012 05:40 AM

Very nice colour, much better than previous.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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