|Project by Arookar||posted 05-29-2013 05:05 PM||1219 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
So the body of each was made of blue-stained pine, which was cheaper than plywood. The face frames are claro walnut. The countertop is also blue-stained pine…And the alder doors were a craigslist find- a dollar each (there were 35 total- I didn’t use them all). I put a little stain on the doors to highlight the “abuse” and then everything got Danish oil natural and two coats of Daly’s Profin. Final sanding at 400…600 for the countertop. Since this is to the side in my modest kitchen and will not be used for prep work or anything I thought pine would hold up fine. The uppers are in sections- a tall, narrow cab on the left- a middle cab and a two door huge cab on the right. I had to design around the size of doors available, which is why the bottoms have the shorter doors in the center…ran out of taller doors :( The bottom is one section- almost 8 feet long….what a bear to glue and clamp! All in all I am very happy with the result and VERY glad these are done…now I can get back to making the smaller items I so enjoy.
-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)