Kitchen using Wormy Chestnut

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Project by Charles E Abel posted 03-11-2007 11:36 PM 2278 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We tore an old house down a few years ago and I saved all the Chestnut lumber
that I could to build this kitchen with.
I hope you like it, some people don’t.


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#1 posted 03-11-2007 11:39 PM

Looks great to me. Nice job Charles.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#2 posted 03-11-2007 11:59 PM

Looks great! Nice job. More photos :-)


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#3 posted 03-12-2007 12:12 AM

Very Nice cabinets

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 03-12-2007 01:14 AM

what is it that people don’t like about this??
It’s beautiful!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 03-12-2007 01:55 AM

Wonderful wood, let them have their plastic cabinets!

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Ethan Sincox

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#6 posted 03-12-2007 05:26 AM

It’s horrible. Terrible. Take it down. Pack it up… And ship it to me.

I’ll dispose of it all properly! :)


Love it when people reuse that wormy chestnut. I have a few boards I’ve picked up here and there over the past few years. I’d like to try an incorporate some of it into some projects I want to do with some 100 year old reclaimed white oak I have, as well. Thought that would make a nice combination.

My mom has an old cedar chest up in her living room. It isn’t much – made with butt joints and glue and brass pins, but the lid has a small banding of chestnut going around the edge of it. That makes it one of the coolest cedar chests I’ve ever seen, in my book.

I love it when it is used in small accents like that.

But I’d take a whole kitchen of it, too…

-- Ethan,

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#7 posted 03-12-2007 05:30 AM

Nothing but compliments from us. I’ll take this over any kitchen I’ve had so far.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#8 posted 03-12-2007 05:40 PM

I see nothing here not to like. You did a fine job!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 03-13-2007 12:15 AM

Fantastic job, Charles.

Perhaps it’s the idea of having anything ‘wormy’ in a kitchen. LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#10 posted 03-20-2007 09:24 AM

Man nice looking cabinets. I really love the way they look. I wish i could convince my wife to have the beauty of wood grain revealed cabinets. I made a vanity for our bathroom once out of white oak, beautiful. She painted it white. Same goes for our kitchen cabinets. Ha Ha Ha. Chris

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#11 posted 03-20-2007 12:33 PM

that would be my Mom—paint it.

me? show me the wood!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 09-30-2013 06:47 PM

awesome! who doesn’t like wormy chestnut???

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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