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Project by dhg posted 08-09-2012 05:26 PM 1531 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well my winter, spring and some of summer project for a customer is finally done. After about 7 months of work I put the last piece up last weekend. Working 50 hours a week at a regular job I did this before work and weekends. This was my biggest job so far and I don’t know if I’ll take on something this big again.

There are 27 cabinets, 26 drawers and pull-outs and some 48 doors and drawer fronts. The panels in the doors and drawer fronts are 1/2” thick solid cherry. I did buy the 1/2” panels from Walzcraft as I new from the start I wouldn’t have the time to make them. I ordered them per door and drawer front so when cut to size the grain would line up from the door up to the drawer. I did the same while making the door and drawer styles.

All the base cabinets have 2 roll-outs, and Blum drawer guides with Blumotion were used throughout.

Everything is finished in a clear sprayed finish. A friend of mine Randy does the finish work for me. He makes everything POP.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------





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#1 posted 08-09-2012 05:39 PM

Here are a few more pic’s of the kitchen


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#2 posted 08-09-2012 08:01 PM

Nice looking kitchen cabinets and appliances.
Can you tell me what makes this “Shaker” ?

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#3 posted 08-09-2012 08:06 PM

Nice job on the kitchen!

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#4 posted 08-09-2012 08:07 PM

Dusty,

Rail and stile doors with flat panels (not raised…)

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#5 posted 08-09-2012 08:19 PM

Thanks Herb : )

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#6 posted 08-09-2012 08:48 PM

Almost exactly what I want in my kitchen. (I want the rails and stiles 3”.)

Are the panels solid wood or veneer (looks like solid wood)?

Are the shelves in the glass covered cabs solid or plywood with veneered edges?

-- Bob

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#7 posted 08-09-2012 09:14 PM

Nice job with the grain matching – especially in solid wood!

This is a classic look that is near timeless.

You did a great job of this. Thanks for sharing.

Dusty, the Shakers believed that flourishes in appearence were vanity – one of the seven deadly sins.
All the early Shaker furniture was plain and basic lines as to not offend God. (This same philosophy applied to clothing and personal grooming as well.)

The style is similar to the Tuscany style, except that the Tuscans (near Rome) were poor peasant farmers, so thier lack of flourish was for an entirely different reason. This is Ironic as most of the McMansions out in the Western USA try to emulate the Tuscan style. They never quite seem to stay true to it as the owners realize they want more flourishes, so what results is a bastardized Southwestern/Tuscan style.

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#8 posted 08-10-2012 12:39 AM

This is some nice work.

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#9 posted 08-10-2012 12:43 AM

So did you use any plywood? If you did use plywood for the uppers how did you conceal the plywood laminations on the bottoms of the cabinets?

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#10 posted 08-10-2012 12:44 AM

Or did you just do frame and panel?

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#11 posted 08-10-2012 03:21 AM

Very nice kitchen, well worth the wait. Thanks for sharing.

L/W

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#12 posted 08-10-2012 08:55 AM

Thank you for the complements everyone,

Dusty56, The styles and rails bevel toward the panels a little bit making them “Shaker”. On “Mission” styles and rails there is no bevel to the panel, just a square edge to the panel.

Squidman, the panels are 1/2” thick solid wood with a back cut. I make all my shelves out of 1/2” plywood and buiscut a 3/4” x 1”tall edge to them. Maybe overkill but I like the look and are very strong.

therookie, The finished cabinet sides are cherry plywood and cabinet sides that are not exposed I use birch/maple plywood. My finisher used some stain to kind of hide the plys on the bottem of some of the shorter cabinets by request of the customer.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

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