Kitchen aussie sytle

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Project by Harry72 posted 04-18-2008 03:12 PM 1679 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been a long time in the making but SWMBO is now happy

Started out I made 5 rooms into one… what a major head ache! I had to reconstruct the 1/2 of the roof putting in a steel beam in one section(had a height restriction) and LVL’s in the other areas.
The flooring was ripped out then filled with crusher dust and bricks, compacted then concreted 4” thick.

The kitchen doors are made from the floor boards(old baltic pine)and the top is made from the old floor joist/bearers, plus I picked up a cube of old jarrah… for nothing, well almost I going to make a huge coffee table for him with whats left over(lotsa leftovers).

The doors were a PITA, because the boards were polished several times they were only about 3/4” thick so by the time I machined them straight and square I had to laminate all of them too get the thickness required(1”). They are all M&T joinery.
Cabinets are 35” high(including the top)and 25” deep, the sink area has a 8” overhang for an overall 33” width.
We wanted a country style with a dash of modern, so I made the doors with double raised panels separated by a centre mouton finished of with satin stainless bow handles, then a nice chunky jarrah top of 1.6” thick(very heavy), then added a new stainless stove and double bowl sink.
The tiled splashback is vanilla glass ripple with a mosaic stone boarder, super shiney.

Its not finished yet, still have to make the kickboards and the rear face for the sink cabinets as you can see in the pics. Im waiting to start making the pantry cabinet to make the rest, it easier to leave the machines set if you get what I mean.

In the two corners instead of a impossible to reach cupboard(31” deep!)so I made some pullouts, it wastes a fair bit of space but its way more user friendly… I continued the theme and made every shelf a pullout!

Love that Jarrah colour.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 04-18-2008 03:28 PM

That is some kitchen! That countertop is something else!

Thanks for sharing. I love seeing the design and styles from around the world.

Nice work.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 04-18-2008 03:29 PM

Good day mate. You did a wonderful job on the kitchen. Absolutely gorgeous.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 04-18-2008 03:36 PM

Those corner cabinets are keepers, I am going to be doing a kitchen in a year or two. I will have to keep that arrangement in mind

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#4 posted 04-18-2008 04:48 PM

Great job!

I guess that Aussie style means no upper cabinets?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 04-18-2008 05:33 PM

Nah Aussie style because its made by one! we didnt want a closed in look more of an open space as its a small room thats whys theres no overheads. Still there’s 26’ of cupboards and bench space.

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#6 posted 04-18-2008 10:03 PM

Sounds like you had quite a project going here. Beautiful kitchen area with plenty of storage. You did a great job on it. I really like the knotty pine you used. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 04-19-2008 04:14 AM

This is a gorgeous remodel. You did a wonderful job on it. The countertop is beautiful.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 04-19-2008 08:16 AM

I’ll bet you will think twice before taking on a similar project again. Must say that I am envious that you scored a cube of jarra for nothing but a small effort. Great work!!

-- Bob

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#9 posted 07-26-2008 04:32 PM

very beautiful design .beaucoup D spaces in the kitchen congratulations

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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John Gray

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#10 posted 07-26-2008 05:09 PM

Great job!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#11 posted 01-09-2010 02:45 AM

That is a mega effort!
I really like the pull outs – yeah not so space efficient but access is much easier.
Did you spray finish everything and if so what with?

-- Blinded by brilliance

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