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Kitchen face-lift in NZ

09-02-2011 08:34 AM by philip marcou | 13 comments »

I recently took a break from plane making in order to re-fit a kitchen belonging to my landlord. He had had a new MDF kitchen installed but wanted all doors and drawer fronts to be replaced with solid Rimu timber from his own tree. Cabinet sides would have frame and panels screwed on from the inside of the cabinets. The right way to have done it would have been been to make and fit everything before all was installed in the house , but I didn’t have that option, and it made things a bit tiring.The wood was rough cut in three inch slabs, so I had much re-sawing and selecting to do . However it was an easy wood to work, especially to hand plane, so sanding was mainly confined to cut b...

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