Jerry_in_SD

Greene & Greene inspired kitchen

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Your wife has a great eye.  Those pulls couldn't be a more perfect fit.  She also did a pretty good job of picking her craftsman.  Very nicely done, just the right amount of ebony plugs and the cherry was a great choice.

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This is absolutely beautiful!  I hope to one day re-do my kitchen as well and this is a great inspiration.

 

How did you choose to finish the cabinets?  Not having worked much with multi-species projects, did you have any trouble getting the finish of the cherry components to match the exposed maple ply?

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This is absolutely beautiful!  I hope to one day re-do my kitchen as well and this is a great inspiration.

 

How did you choose to finish the cabinets?  Not having worked much with multi-species projects, did you have any trouble getting the finish of the cherry components to match the exposed maple ply?

 

Thanks.  There is no exposed maple ply.  The face frame, doors, and drawers all cover the boxes so maple is only reveled when you open the door (or drawer as the drawers are made from maple as well.  Picture below.  Not a great photo as taken from my iPad. 

 

Cherry is actually stained.  (I know...I know.... sorry, wife was impatient for the aged Cherry so wanted stain.)   

 

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SD, that is a fine kitchen and certainly custom. Well done!! There is nothing wrong in staining cherry when it comes to kitchen cabinets. Its done everyday. Fine furniture or heirlooms, she'll just have to wait! ;-) If she is interested in another kitchen, you can probably stave her off for some time by building some cabs to match the kitchen in the laundry room :-P

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Sorry, no pictures of finishing.  

 

Did not use dominos.  Used 1/4" floating tenons.   Mortises were cut using a jig designed and plans sold by Greg Paolini which you can see in the 2nd to last picture.  I milled by own tenon stock from scrap.  Love this jig.  I would trade it for Festool Domino though....   

Another picture of jig

 

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Beautiful kitchen, very nice work.  I'm fond of loose tenon joinery also and recently make a jig similar to yours/Paolini, at least until I can justify a Multi Router.  I work at the Red Rocks Community College Fine Woodworking program, we have several of the original Dominoe machines as well as a Frankenstein horizontal mortiser (Grizzly jointer/planer with a MiniMax xyz table attached).  Given my druthers for accurate production I would use the horizontal mortiser or even my router table jig over the Dominoe.  The Dominoe is a really nice machine but I think the efficiency of having a fixed setup on a stable machine is faster than using the Dominoe, granted the Dominoe is much less expensive and portable which could make a difference for many woodworkers.

 

Just saw your post over on the Greene and Greene Yahoo groups as well, again, really nice work and a beautiful kitchen.  I showed your pics to my wife and I think I'm on the hook for doing our kitchen as well.

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SD, Well done.  I to am a big G&G fan.  I took Pearl's class on G&G Details last year.   Haven't built any G&G projects yet but planning to do a desk and book cases for my office this summer.  I like the cherry look and feel on your cabinets.  You executed the details beautifully.  I especially like your Drawer pulls, they will show up in my office.  Although the G&G brothers use of ebony plugs was excessive in my opinion, you took my preferred approach.  Only where They belong structurally.  I also like the size plugs you choose.  I hope you and your family will both enjoy and appreciate your creation for many many years.  Also, nice to see another SD member.  I'm in N SD county, Fallbrook.

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