Wife's kitchen project

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Project by dshute posted 10-09-2013 01:49 AM 2201 views 9 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally starting my wife’s kitchen. We’re doing mission in quarter sawn red oak. Doing lot’s of structural work in the room, new beams under 130 year old floor to get it level, gutted walls and ceiling to completely re-wire, etc… We have decided to go with cork flooring which looks really nice with the cabinets. I will post more pics as I get more work done. Slides are Blum Tandem Blumotion, non-mortise hinges, doors are inset.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#1 posted 10-09-2013 02:12 AM

Looks great, really like the wood grain you’ve got in the drawer fronts. Only question would be did you consider making the pull outs stand alone drawers and not behind a door? I’m assuming there for pots/pans and I’ve been contemplating redoing my pots and pan storage to make it more usable and one of the things I’ll probably do is make them dedicated drawers so I don’t have to open a door just to get to the pull out.

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#2 posted 10-09-2013 02:15 AM

Nice looking cabinets. I like the look of the inset doors.

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#3 posted 10-09-2013 03:36 AM

That will be an extremely satisfying project when completed. You’re off to a great start. Keep us posted.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 10-09-2013 03:37 AM

Great job. Really like the design and the quality and craftsmanship. I look forward to following your progress

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 10-09-2013 03:59 AM

Great job!!! Don’t tell my wife…

-- Todd

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#6 posted 10-09-2013 05:27 AM

very nice

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#7 posted 10-09-2013 10:30 AM

The inset doors look more appropriate for a kitchen designed for an old home but you really need to keep square and allow for expansion. There will be large drawers for pots and pans, the pullouts are for every day items.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#8 posted 10-09-2013 01:09 PM

dshute, fantastic job on the cabinets. Its a huge project doing a kitchen R&R. Yes, keep us posted.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 10-09-2013 03:01 PM

Fantastic job. Your kitchen is going to be awesome!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#10 posted 10-09-2013 04:06 PM

Really nice work – these look terrific
Love the inset doors and spacing is impecable

-- Greg Simon

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#11 posted 10-09-2013 05:50 PM

Great looking cabinets. Be sure to post pics of the completed kitchen.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#12 posted 10-09-2013 06:12 PM

Very nice looking cabinets, design looks great as does the wood. Happy wife, happy life.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#13 posted 10-09-2013 09:26 PM

Great looking job. The pull out drawers leave a better view of the drawer contents as the face doesn’t need to be as high as a drawer front and bottles and packets can stand taller than the drawer frame and be more easily located.

-- cnarf, Ireland

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#14 posted 10-09-2013 09:38 PM

Forgot a few details, cabinet cases are made from 3/4” G2S pre-finished maple plywood, domestic of course, and the finish is Waterlox Original sealer finish. I really like the pre-finished plywood for case work like this, could not do a shop finish for $15 per sheet and it free’s up my time to be more productive doing other things. Drawer boxes and pullouts are made from hard maple, drawer bottoms are baltic birch plywood, strong and matches maple box well.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#15 posted 10-09-2013 09:53 PM

Looks great so far. Sure the wife is happy. Will be following your progress.


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