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Forum topic by Moron posted 05-25-2010 07:01 PM 1243 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-25-2010 07:01 PM

I made this about 6 years ago and never got any photos and recently was back there doing more work so here it is.

The cabinet boxes are made from maple veneered plywood, drawers are dovetailed on tandem slides. the face frames are a beaded haunched with flush mounted doors on butt hinges. Doors are M and T with solid wood panels.

The wood was harvested about 200 years ago which makes it all old growth. the boards sat out of the rain, the wind and sun for almost 2 centuries so its as dry as a popcorn fart, filled with natural holes and a natural patina that is difficult, if not impossible to replicate. Most of it has no stain, the blue parts is a watered down acrylic paint, rubbed off and glazed with a dark brown, all finished with pre cat lacquer.

The kitchen has at least 4 secret compartments, one of which he has yet to find. he must have been ahppy with the work as I have been back to do his closets, mirrors, boathouse and more booked for the future.

Enjoy and thanks for looking




and this is one of several mirrors I made for the same residence. made from re-sawn hand hewn barn beams, re-claimed white pine, stained black and dark brown


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#1 posted 05-25-2010 07:05 PM

Wonderful warm looking cabinets great job

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#2 posted 05-25-2010 10:01 PM

Very cool. I especially like the glass front and open front design. Nice and ‘cabinee’!

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#3 posted 05-28-2010 03:04 PM

Very nice work, beautfiul wood!

-- Lloyd Kerry; creator of the Kerry-All Pouch,

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#4 posted 05-29-2010 05:37 PM

Beautiful kitchen cabinets.

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#5 posted 05-29-2010 07:39 PM

Secret compartments? Thats pretty cool, did you give him a hint of where the last one is? Where are few of them that he has found already?

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#6 posted 05-30-2010 04:01 PM

Thanks for the kind words

one is above the plate rack, a door that opens up

another behind small drawers on the island

another above/inside the top shelf of an open shelving unit that opens down

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 05-30-2010 04:46 PM

Very nice a work of art!!!!

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#8 posted 05-30-2010 06:59 PM

Good use of quality wood. I worked for a cabinet and lighting business. We had a display of the same style in hickory. Probably my favorite cabinet set. Thanks for sharing.

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