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Blog entry by dbray45 posted 04-19-2020 11:22 PM 2412 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The bathrooms are done but are mostly tile, walls and stuff so I thought you might like the kitchen more.

This is the starting point

Then we went to this

Then to this

Now we are getting to the fun part

All of the drawers are maple and dovetailed
The drawer fronts are poplar – Shaker style

I have a lot more to do and show, will get there.

Thanks for looking

-- David in Palm Bay, FL



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#1 posted 04-20-2020 12:03 PM

looks great!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 04-20-2020 03:08 PM

This has been a lot of work for the last year and a half with a lot more to do.

The hardest part is doing the work in a way that we can still function and live in the house.

The under slab plumbing and block work were The worst

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#3 posted 04-21-2020 03:41 PM

This is not old. We are retired and we are making it accessible and functional.

What else am I going to do anyway?

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#4 posted 04-24-2020 02:29 AM

There was a nice comment before mine but it was removed for some reason.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#5 posted 05-01-2020 05:22 PM

Thats a worty upgrade.
Fine work and yes hel to do while in use, I have been there a few times.
Fine build.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#6 posted 05-01-2020 11:28 PM

Thanks Mads.

Working on more will update in a while

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#7 posted 02-09-2021 05:07 PM

Here is the update—

Yes, I know it has been a while. The basic rundown:
All drawers are maple with hand cut dovetails
The counters are mostly white oak with a few red oak mixed in (ran out of white oak).
Took 2 years start to finish from the drawing stage to now – but I am not trying to kill myself doing it either

Also, the island is wheelchair height and we are making the entire house accessible.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#8 posted 02-09-2021 05:19 PM

Just a note -

The last 2 years have not been just the kitchen

Also built a generator shed, made one bathroom, remodeled another, turned the dining room into a laundry room, made a 4’x8’ planter

Been busy

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#9 posted 02-11-2021 09:50 AM

Lovely, open and inviting.
Would love to cook there.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#10 posted 02-12-2021 06:35 PM

Thanks Mads.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#11 posted 02-19-2021 01:04 PM

Smiles David and a good thought.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#12 posted 03-01-2021 04:16 PM

Something that was kind of funny. I made a drawer for the island but I made the dovetails on the wrong side – something that is easy to do when the drawer is almost square. Once I found the sides were wrong, I made the bottom and assembled it without gluing it up and put it aside for another day – something that is nice about dovetails.

When I was making the coffer station, my wife said she wanted the cabinet a little higher so we would not be constrained to fill the coffee maker, etc… After looking at the height, she remembered the drawer and asked me to get it, I sat it on the counter and all she did was smile.

I asked her what cups she wanted on what shelves, disassembled the drawer, added the shelves to the height of the mugs, glued it up and there you have it – the cup shelves.

Never let an accident go to waste.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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