Hickory Kitchen

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Project by Dustin posted 307 days ago 1333 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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#1 posted 307 days ago

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.


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#2 posted 307 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 307 days ago

looks great

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#4 posted 307 days ago

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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#5 posted 307 days ago

Good work; well done.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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#6 posted 307 days ago

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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#7 posted 307 days ago

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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#8 posted 306 days ago


Another great looking kitchen. I love the details!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 306 days ago

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

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#10 posted 306 days ago

I think its a great job !


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#11 posted 306 days ago

Great Lookin Job Nice Floor

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#12 posted 304 days ago

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

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#13 posted 304 days ago

Beautiful – the way Hickory should be – stainless!

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

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#14 posted 304 days ago

Excellent work.

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#15 posted 275 days ago

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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