My wife's kitchen

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Project by filzencustoms posted 08-04-2012 03:33 AM 2258 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed and built this small but functional oak kitchen for a new home my wife and I built in the summer of 2010. I like to think outside the box when designing projects. This has many hidden treasures. My favorite is the soft close doors and drawers. We like the accessibility and organizational value of drawers vs. crawling on the floor to get something out of the back of a lower cabinet with doors.The outlets and puck lights are concealed in the bottom of the cabinet to give the wall a clean look when tile back splash is put on. There is a drawer under the sink, a roll out pantry, large drawers next to the stove for pots and pans, a deep drawer for cookie sheets etc, and a garbage and recycle drawer; all topped with uba tuba granite and trimmed with a 2 piece crown moulding. Notice how the end panel’s lines carry through to the front of the cabinets to line up with the rails on the cabinet doors. All oak mission style doors and panels finished with a catalyzed satin varnish

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#1 posted 08-04-2012 04:01 AM

Heck yah! That’s the way to do it. Drawer bases are awesome! You did a really great job, the two piece crown looks flawless!! 23g Micro pinner? What kind of cms did you use, scms? I have a love/hate affair with crown…. I have done a bit of it, but its such meticulous work, it can get hairy. Are your corbels wrapping a steel support or are they themselves structural? The color is great for the oak!!! Did you spray on a dye? Looks really even and goes well with your flooring. It also helps to blend the grain a bit. Real sweet, how much time did you have in the build? Install? Wish you had one of these, right LOL :P

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#2 posted 08-04-2012 02:19 PM

Great work and design all the way around on this! Love the electrical being hidden as well. You nailed it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 08-04-2012 10:30 PM

wow that looks great. good job!

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#4 posted 08-04-2012 10:35 PM

Very well done and I also love the way the outlets and and puck lights are recessed into the upper cabinets. Gives the kitchen a cleaner less cluttered look.
I do, however, have one question about the wiring inside the cabinets…Is it in conduit or is it covered by a false floor (bottom) ? Just interested in how you dealt with it.

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#5 posted 08-05-2012 12:06 AM

WOW! Beautiful Work! I love seeing big draw’s and Look at all that wood, great detail, it’s so inviting….Let’s eat!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 08-05-2012 02:35 AM

Nicely done for sure

Kudos to you and your happy bride

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 08-05-2012 02:56 AM

Very nice kitchen! Lucky wife. Very beautiful work.

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#8 posted 08-05-2012 04:22 AM

Taoist – There is a false bottom on all of the uppers, a 2.5 inch bottom rail gives enough room to house the lights and metal outlet boxes. Chop – The corbels are structural, I used a custom mixed gemglo wiping stain, I had about 240 hours into all of it which included two other bathrooms, laundry room, design, casework, building doors, staining and finish, and install. The best part was installing and seeing all those hours of work come together in the finished product.

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#9 posted 08-05-2012 09:50 PM

I bet! (seeing it come together) 240 hours is really good for all that, great job!

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#10 posted 08-08-2012 05:11 AM

All around great kitchen! Many nice extras! Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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