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Project by Dustin posted 09-08-2013 02:20 PM 1983 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first frameless job. We did hickory wish an applied moulding. Next time I need to make the applied moulding smaller and increase the width of the rail/stiles on the door frames because the applied moulding was getting in the way of the door pulls. My bad.

Anyway, so doesn’t have stain, just a pre cat finish.

Starting to learn that hickory is a bit too hard to get too fancy with things. I think next time I’ll do something a bit more fancy if it’s soft like cherry or alder.

Oh, I also did the floor. It’s 2-1/4 3rd grade maple with Minwax Early American stain.





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cabmaker

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#1 posted 09-08-2013 03:36 PM

Looks good Dustin. Bet your ready for the sharpener!

Hickory certainly has its drawbacks for workability .

Quality cutting edges and more power will overcome that.

JB

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 09-08-2013 03:40 PM

Dustin, you did a great job on this kitchen; it looks really good.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#3 posted 09-08-2013 03:55 PM

looks great

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Manitario

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#4 posted 09-08-2013 05:16 PM

Great job on the kitchen. My eventual plan is to replace my circa 1980 oak kitchen cabinets with hickory.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Clint Searl

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#5 posted 09-08-2013 07:21 PM

Good work; well done.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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Dustin

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#6 posted 09-09-2013 01:54 AM

If I were to get kitchen cabinets for a house I planned on living in for a very long time, it would be hickory. But my blades hate it. Everything to the sharpener afterwards.

Thanks guys!

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RogerInColorado

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#7 posted 09-09-2013 04:07 AM

Every time I do something in hickory I swear Neveragain!” But, eventually, its beauty wins out and I get pulled back into the vortex. Nice job!

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lightweightladylefty

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#8 posted 09-09-2013 06:25 AM

Dustin,

Another great looking kitchen. I love the details!

L/W

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hoss12992

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#9 posted 09-09-2013 07:19 AM

Great job. Love the look of Hickory wood. I have cut a number of hickory logs off of our farm, and milled them out and letting them air dry now, but next summer, will use it to build our kitchen cabinets for the new house. Awesome work!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#10 posted 09-09-2013 12:40 PM

I think its a great job !

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#11 posted 09-10-2013 01:18 AM

Great Lookin Job Nice Floor

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#12 posted 09-11-2013 06:34 PM

Your kitchen looks fantastic. Beautiful wood, great design and well crafted drawers and cabinets. Excellent work!

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Earlextech

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#13 posted 09-11-2013 06:40 PM

Beautiful – the way Hickory should be – stainless!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#14 posted 09-11-2013 06:54 PM

Excellent work.

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dshute

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#15 posted 10-10-2013 11:36 PM

That’s a great looking kitchen. Frameless cabinets don’t leave much room for error when you are installing, no reveal to work if things aren’t flat and square. I did a large frameless job not that long ago, everything was 32 mm system, not my thing. I concur with the workability of hickory, sharp tooling and lots of horse power.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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