Maple Kitchen

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Project by Ryan Corrigan posted 06-06-2008 08:18 PM 2929 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been absent for to long but I have been working the wood. Here’s a kitchen I finished recently. It’s a maple raised panel stained Ipswich Pine and Laquered and then a Dark Oak glazeover the top. Took me to long to install. The previous kitchen had been installed in the late 40’s. Turned out nice in my opinion and the owners were happy which is the point since it is their kitchen.

-- Ryan Corrigan Sadieville, KY

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#1 posted 06-06-2008 08:43 PM

This is a very nice set of cabinets. I like the run of cabinets over the window. This is essentially dead space that you added some storage to.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 06-06-2008 08:49 PM

Thanks scott

-- Ryan Corrigan Sadieville, KY

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#3 posted 06-06-2008 08:54 PM

Very nice job, what is the color, it really warms up the room.

-- Steve Phelps

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#4 posted 06-06-2008 09:23 PM

Looks nice. You can come do mine next! ;)

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#5 posted 06-06-2008 09:59 PM

Beautiful cabinets!

The uneven heights on the wall cabinets is somewhat unusual. Was that your idea or the owners?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 06-06-2008 10:16 PM

Very nice! I like the color and the crown molding at the top as well as the bank of cabinets over the window and the light. I also like how you did the doors on either side of the sink, unusual, but very very nice and well thought out!

-- “There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper … and the buyers who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey.” John Ruskin

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#7 posted 06-06-2008 10:25 PM

Nice work on the cabinets.

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#8 posted 06-07-2008 02:20 AM

this turned out amazingly…no wonder why the owners were happy….

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#9 posted 06-07-2008 11:08 AM

When you said maple at first I thought no, you did’nt put dark stain on maple, but man, you did it justice here, that looks terrific. I mean it is beautiful. mike I love maple

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 06-07-2008 01:30 PM

Great looking kitchen. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 06-07-2008 03:33 PM

Thank you all for your kind comments. Now to answer some questions.

Steve Phelps- The Maple was light butter in color and fairly consistent in contrast. It was first stained with a Minwax Ipswich Pine. I then sprayed three coats of water-based lacquer (sherwin-williams). The “glaze” is done by wiping of a Minwax Gel Stain in Dark Oak and then wiping it off with a clean rag. This leaves a residue behind on the flat surfaces and very dark areas in the corners and edges/recesses.

Charlie M.- The design was not my own. I went off drawings from the contractor and my own measurements. The cabinets above the sink are different and quite inaccessible but because of the ceiling height a valence or nothing at all would have looked odd as well in my opinion.

There is also a pantry unit that I could not show in the other pics. It is on a opposite wall. I’ll try to get some pics of it on today.


-- Ryan Corrigan Sadieville, KY

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#12 posted 06-07-2008 04:33 PM


Looks great, very clean….

Cabinet maker in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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#13 posted 06-08-2008 01:31 AM

Very nice! Don’t want my wife to see this, I haven’t fininshed ours yet.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#14 posted 06-10-2008 04:48 PM

Ryan, Great Job! Very clean and elegant looking. Excellent work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#15 posted 07-04-2008 10:01 AM


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