Popular Post joe mendel Posted June 18, 2022 Popular Post Report Share Posted June 18, 2022 Many of the really good woodworkers I have known over the past 50 years, have been forced to do kitchen cabinet work in which to garner an income to keep the lights on in the shop so they can someday do the projects they dream of doing. This is the thirteenth and FINAL kitchen job in my career (2002). Not all kitchen jobs are the same. Some cabinet jobs are straight forward, then there are some more involved then others; I submit this as the latter. The stainless steel pantry door was a special order to match the upper cabinet. The curved pulls were custom curved from purchased straight stainless pulls. Using my vacuum press I was able to match the curved profile of the drawers. The upper cabinet has strips of stainless steel, cut by me, and adhered to the cabinet. The walnut desk is veneered over a substrate of mdf. The drawer pulls installed in such a manor so all the drawers could open without impeding each other. It took a bit of designing on my part to pull it off properly. The kitchen was not designed by me, but by an architectural firm in Washington, DC. They commissioned me to build the project. The head of the firm came to my workshop after seeing the results in the clients home, just to shake my hand and tell me how impressed he was on how I followed his vision of the project. The cabinets have the grain running in a continuous horizontal direction. I used a flitch of eight 4' by 8' sheets. I spent three days marking, numbering and cutting with a razor knife to catalog which piece went where to insure the flow of the grain to match. The grain follows around the door edges and matching perfectly on the inside of the doors as well. All the curved surfaces were done on my vacuum bag(s). The puck lights on the overhead valance were installed by me. The rest were done by a local electrician. The counter tops were poured concrete made by another firm, but installed by me. 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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