a custom curly maple kitchen

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Project by dan mosheim posted 645 days ago 1520 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

we recently finished this custom curly maple kitchen and installed it in a local home from the 1920’s that my client has been renovating for the past two years. it was atypical in that, due to time constraints, we had to make the mdf sample sink and the templates for the slate countertops before we got very far underway on the project. usually, the cabinets are installed and then the templates are made. the countertops were cut in one piece by a local slate fabricator, sheldon slate (more factory photos at that link), of middle granville, new york. in the process we got to visit the factory and actually see the two foot thick block of slate before it was cut, which was an amazing thing. the last picture in the series above shows their 90” diameter diamond saw cutting the 1.25” thick countertop blanks. there are several blog posts with more photos and process descriptions at these links.

getting started

and installing the cabinets and countertops

check em out if you have a minute …

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 645 days ago

Nice work Dan, I like the way the upper cabinets set on the lower cabinets. I would rather give up a little counter space to have those beautiful upper ones the way they are.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#2 posted 645 days ago

Awesome kitchen cabinets.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 645 days ago

very nice….I love the color contrast of the countertops and the cabinets.

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#4 posted 645 days ago

Dan, you and your guys knocked another one out of the park.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#5 posted 644 days ago

Fantastic, no wonder you have very satisfied customers.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 644 days ago

Always beautiful work Dan!


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 644 days ago

Very nice kitchen Dan.

Well done as always.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 644 days ago

i really like your shop, nice big windows, beautiful. nice work. house looks very fancy

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dan mosheim

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#9 posted 644 days ago

thank you all for your comments … it was a fun project … dan

-- dan,vermont,

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