Here is a couple of photo's of my progress of my kitchen cabinets

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Blog entry by woodchic posted 1759 days ago 1981 reads 0 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, I finally took some pics of my progress. What can I say…........I am slow, but I am hoping by Wednesday to get all of my bottom cabinets done enough to get them secured to the wall and get my countertops ordered. I still have 3 more cabinets to make. I have a raised panel that goes on the side of the refridgerator with a cabinet over top, and then I have 2 cabinets that I cannot install untill my counter top goes in, they fit on each side of the stove and the cabinets fit down on the counter top. The cabinets are made of hickory. I designed the cabinets and then I hired a local cabinet maker to make my cut list up. I didn’t pay attention to how they were put together untill after I started putting them together. These are the first set of kitchen cabinets I have ever made, and I gotta tell you. I don’t like the way they they go together. I would most definately go with European style if I ever made another set.

Robin Renee’

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-- Robin Renee'

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#1 posted 1759 days ago

Lookining great Robin

-- Custom furniture

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1759 days ago

I have to agree with Jim, Robin, this kitchen is going to be gorgeous when you are finished.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 1759 days ago

You’re getting there!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 1759 days ago

The Hickory is beautiful!

Love the two upper corner units and the swing out shelves by the dishwasher.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 1759 days ago

Doesn’t look like you’re slow, looks like you’re methodical! That hickory looks awesome!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 1759 days ago

I really like the character in the wood.They look great to me. What is it about the assembly of the cabinets that you dislike so? Looking forward to seeing the completed project. Keep on keeping on!

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#7 posted 1759 days ago

Definitely going to be one h* of a house when you are done!! Awesome:-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 1759 days ago

You are doing a great job. It looks very professional and the layout is going to be a pleasure to work in.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#9 posted 1759 days ago

Very impressive – excellent job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 1759 days ago

Very nice job, your gonna love playing in that kitchen…............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#11 posted 1759 days ago

Making great progress Robin, be able to do some great meals when finished.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#12 posted 1759 days ago

Wow! The character of the wood is gorgeous. I like the way it goes with the floor. What about the European style would make them easier? A couple books I’ve read say that European style would be less strong and more precise and therefore harder to make.

You’re making great progress!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#13 posted 1759 days ago

Hickory is a beautiful wood for kitchen cabinets, you have a great design and lay out. The neat thing about Hickory is somewhere in the wood you will find an animal face. Have you found it yet?

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#14 posted 1759 days ago

That is one very nice kitchen. The cabinets are just beautiful! The wood is stunning and the floor complements the cabinets. You should be very proud of your work. I am looking forward to a picture of the completed kitchen.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#15 posted 1759 days ago

WOW Robin. Everything looks fantastic. A gorgeous job you are doing there. I love the hickory too. Beautiful wood. Can’t wait to see it finished.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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