kitchen cabinets #20: I'm back and all kitchen drawers are in!

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Blog entry by MC posted 02-15-2018 12:07 AM 2078 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 19: Drawers! Part 20 of kitchen cabinets series Part 21: Door construction »

The holidays and some other projects temporarily put the kitchen project on hold but I am back at it. The deep drawers were time consuming as there was a limited supply of maple that was wide enough. I used this material on the sides which is the most visible. The fronts and backs required jointing up the panels.

I came across some nice figured cherry but not enough to do all of the drawer fronts, just enough for four of the drawers. I used this material on four of the deep drawers in one cabinet.

The top two drawers were installed in November. Amazing difference between the aged cherry and the fresh milled lumber.

All the different grain patterns are making the kitchen eclectic but we like it.

Time to build some doors.

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#1 posted 02-15-2018 05:28 AM

Glad to see you’re back at it. It is really looking great.


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#2 posted 02-15-2018 12:35 PM

I know how easy it is for other things to get in the way of finishing a big project like this. Looks like you are moving along though and that means the end is getting closer. Things are looking good. Are the doors the last thing that needs to be finished on the cabinets?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 02-15-2018 04:27 PM

Earls, after the doors I will add some trim molding and legs to the cabinets to give them a furniture look. The last part will be the crown molding for the top.

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