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Project by TCCcabinetmaker posted 01-23-2013 07:01 PM 1075 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did this Island for a customer that brought me a picture from a website. The picture they brought me had old salvaged wood with different colors of paint, which were most likely a lead based paint. Being that they were going to actually prepare food directly on the top, I suggested a few changes to it. It’s larger than the original design, and instead of using salvaged wood that may have lead paint on it, we went with different varieties of wood on the panels, so that it wood have a similiar effect, but not take the risk of adding toxic lead to their diet.

The panels are made up of purple heart, cherry, walnut, poplar and maple. The top is maple with a watco butcher block finish applied heavily to create a glossie finish, to show off the burl i the wood. The legs, cross members and faceframing are all maple also as well as the shelf. For the maple in the panels I chose a few pieces that had more color to them, to contrast the structural parts of the cabinet.

The inside has pull out shelves (drawers) and a slot for baking sheets.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-23-2013 07:12 PM

This is a wonderful island ,I really like the design and a the great build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#2 posted 01-23-2013 07:22 PM

Thanks Jim, coming from you I know it’s a compliment.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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Marianne

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#3 posted 01-24-2013 01:46 AM

This is a great looking island. I sure would like it in my kitchen!

-- "The things you take for granted...someone else is praying for..."

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KOVA

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#4 posted 01-24-2013 04:08 AM

ERES UN GENIO!!!!!! BUEN GUSTO Y FINA EBANISTERÍA!!!!!
APLAUSOS PARA TÍ CARPINTERO ;-D

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 01-24-2013 02:47 PM

Fantastic wood island, really like the design and wood combo, compliments the whole kitchen

—www.sawblade.com

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#6 posted 01-25-2013 05:20 AM

I did not see their kitchen before I built the island for them, kinda wish I’d have gotten that job though, especially after they told me what they paid for it, and it’s really not that big either :X

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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lexxx07

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#7 posted 02-08-2013 04:12 PM

Boy! You know what you know. That was the Joint

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