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Project by GeneL posted 11-21-2013 04:01 AM 853 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the kitchen hutch I just finished in our kitchen. It is about 12 feet long and 7 1/2 feet high. (So it’s a little hard to get pictures of the whole thing.) I have been working on this since March.

The left most section is a TV/Stereo cabinet, the next two sections are display/storage and the last section is a desk for my wife.

The first picture shows the whole thing. The second is mostly to show the desk. The third photo shows the combination plate rack/glass holder in the third section. This was very challenging from a design point of view (the execution was a bit taxing as well).

The forth photo shows how each cabinet has slide out trays. Section two is shown, section three has two double width slide outs that hold lots of dishes. The slides are all rated at 100 lbs, but dishes add up quick.

The last photo shows how the stereo cabinet open for access to the component wiring. The TV/Stereo section has a lot of electronic stuff hidden (as well as what is visible), These is a thermostatically controlled cooling system for the components, an Ethernet hub a wifi router, connections to speakers in 8 rooms and more. The hardest part of the TV section was getting the face frame on the slide out section to meet up squarely with the cabinet.

More pictures (of this and other projects can be found at http://gallery3.asap.armadillo.nu)

Now its on to the kitchen island.





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TomFran

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#1 posted 11-21-2013 04:23 AM

Nice job! Got to love those pocket hole jigs. A lot more projects get done because of them.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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GeneL

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#2 posted 11-21-2013 04:34 AM

Yes, but there is always the challenge of hiding the holes. For many jobs you can hide them with a little thought. As you can see for the ones holding the sections together, I didn’t try, it seems better to have a little obvious joinery than to try and fill them after the rest of the cabinet was finished.

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 11-21-2013 10:19 AM

Great work, should serve you well for man yrs.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 11-21-2013 03:48 PM

That’s an enormous hutch,it looks great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 11-21-2013 04:15 PM

Wow!. This is super nice. You did a wonderful job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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hoss12992

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#6 posted 11-21-2013 07:41 PM

Great job

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

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Rick

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#7 posted 11-22-2013 03:15 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

-- Deodorant is like Common Sense. Those who need it the most, never use it.

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GeneL

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#8 posted 11-22-2013 03:36 AM

Thanks guys,

I thought I would tell a little about the construction. The visible plywood is furniture grade birch plywood. The solid lumber in the face frames, door, drawers and counter tops is Radiata pine.

The case construction is glued dados. I used pocket screws to hold the face frames on where the screws could be hidden. The doors are done with a Freud raised panel set I bought at Woodcraft. All of it is stained with Minwax Golden Pecan stain and finished with Minwax Polycrylic.

I find that the Birch and the Radiata pine come out with a good color match when stained with this stain.

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dnick

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#9 posted 11-23-2013 04:34 AM

Really great work. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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