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

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Blog entry by woodchic posted 11-02-2009 05:02 AM 2435 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’

my kitchen

my kitchen

-- Robin Renee'

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#1 posted 11-02-2009 05:07 AM

Lookining great Robin

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#2 posted 11-02-2009 05:10 AM

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 11-02-2009 05:10 AM

You’re getting there!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 11-02-2009 05:12 AM

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 11-02-2009 05:16 AM

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 11-02-2009 05:19 AM

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 11-02-2009 05:22 AM

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

-- Bob in WW ~ "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 11-02-2009 05:23 AM

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 11-02-2009 05:25 AM

Very impressive – excellent job!

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#10 posted 11-02-2009 05:34 AM

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

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#11 posted 11-02-2009 05:44 AM

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

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#12 posted 11-02-2009 05:56 AM

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 11-02-2009 07:26 AM

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 11-02-2009 01:27 PM

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 11-02-2009 01:36 PM

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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