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Project by MyFathersSon posted 01-29-2013 03:46 AM 1489 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My motto is—you draw it – I saw it.
I like to do one offs—unique items to meet unique needs.
This is the most recent example made to the client’s original design.
In the dining room the client wanted a hutch in the dining room with full 12” depth shelves—but a shallow foot print. In the kitchen he wanted a pantry with 9” shelves.
His solution—
1- Let the pieces come together through an opening in the wall becoming essentially a single unit with a shared back.
2 – Let the hutch extend 3” into the kitchen.
To acheive the latter without a visible seam I suggested making the pantry 1.5” wider and sliding it over the hutch as illustrated.
My other input into the design was suggesting he break the pantry cabinets even with the counter tops in the kitchen.
This unit was going into new construction – but in a historic neighborhood. Although it wasn’t required by the guidelines I chose to use period correct construction. Mortise tenon joinery (no pocket screws) and dovetail drawers.
I can’t take credit for the glass. That was done by an artist friend of the client.
The stain and finish is not mine either. For sake of consistant match I suggested he have that done by the same people who were staining his other cabinets and woodwork.
The material is a combination of solid red oak lumber for the sides. the face frames, door frames and trim and the counter top and redwood plywood for the remainder.

-- Those who insist it can't be done - should politely refrain from interrupting those who are doing it.





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#1 posted 01-29-2013 04:13 AM

The PLAN was – for the door facing in the dining room to come tight up against the hutch – and a narrower facing in the kitchen to come tight up against the pantry.
Somehow that plan didn’t register with the trim carpenters—or they didn’t think it would look right – or something.
In any case—we would up with a tight fit in the kitchen—but a gap in the dining room.
Hence the trim going up the side.

-- Those who insist it can't be done - should politely refrain from interrupting those who are doing it.

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 04:11 PM

nice looking

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 05:25 PM

A great looking huge cabinet and storage, has a great build and beautiful wood grain.

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 08:00 PM

Huge it is—at least by my standards.
I typically do tables, book cases, cabinets etc. in the 2’x4’ or 3’x5’range at most.
This one is 4’x7.5’ with a total depth of 2’
Thanks for the compliments on the build.

-- Those who insist it can't be done - should politely refrain from interrupting those who are doing it.

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