Kitchen finally finished

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Project by Edward Pickney posted 10-29-2012 02:00 PM 1393 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The kitchen took longer than expected but that’s not unusual for me. The biggest mistake I made was using cherry paneling for facefronts instead of veneer. I did use a small amount of veneer but everything would have been much qucker if I had used all veneer on facefronts. Everything is cherry now including paneling ,doors, casing, base , crown molding and drawer fronts. I did put a little piece of purple heart on each drawer front to try my skill at inlaying. I put finger pulls on all drawers using a 3/4 inch cove bit on the router. I added a cherry pot hanger to add an accent and cherry cornice to accent the kitchen window. Sprayed everything in the shade beside the shop. Three coats of lacquer on all woodwork except doors and drawers (a few more on them). Went with Silestone or quartz from HD on counter tops. I added a few electrical receptacles which added a little time. And finally when I removed the old paneling there was no sheet rock underneath so 1/2 ” sheetrock was added for support and soundproofing.

-- Ed-

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#1 posted 10-29-2012 05:00 PM

Beautiful job Ed !
It came out spectacular!
(I’m going to now have to hide this post from my wife !)

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 08:18 PM

Thanks Eric
I’m a little disappointed that the cherry didn’t match any better. But I think with time the lighter stuff will darken from UV. Also I didn’t use handles and knobs, which most people like.

-- Ed-

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#3 posted 11-04-2012 02:33 AM

Beautify work, Ed. I like the accent inserts you amde and the way you hung and displayed your pot and pans. I built a rack, suspended from the ceiling and hang mine from it. So much nict to simply grab and cook rather then having to dig them out of the cupboards.

-- Harold

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