A hodge-podge under a lick of paint.

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Project by LeTurbo posted 02-02-2015 08:01 PM 1908 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Slowly, slowly, too slowly, I’m doing a kitchen for a friend. It’s not really my thing, but her builder took all the money and (I’m guessing) spent most of it on cocaine.

This is just one of the units. I wanted it to look a little different from the others, almost like an older freestanding piece that we’d built into the rest of the kitchen.

I’ll admit that, underneath the paint, it’s all sorts of scraps: a bit of douglas fir, some pine, some meranti, some MDF, some ply. On the other hand, I can also say that there are only 7 screws holding it together, and 4 of those are for the Rhodesian teak countertop. The rest is all hand-cut mortise & tenon (see why I don’t like doing kitchens?)

I think the bit I’m happiest with is the handles – they add just the right pop of colour and tie the unit together. I took standard versions, and just superglued a thin strip of teak on.

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#1 posted 02-02-2015 08:19 PM

Very nice work.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 02-03-2015 06:29 AM

Thanks Chris!

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#3 posted 02-03-2015 02:36 PM

I think you did a great job this unit!

-- Richard, Temple, GA.....If I smell of sawdust then I was having fun

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#4 posted 02-03-2015 02:50 PM

Beautiful. Love the color of the top. Nice work.

-- Ron, Montana

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#5 posted 02-03-2015 04:37 PM

Wow! That looks amazing! You are a good friend!

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#6 posted 02-03-2015 05:10 PM

It is fantastik! What’s more, you are clearly one of the good guys.

-- Noel

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#7 posted 02-03-2015 09:05 PM

McDustmaker, Made inMT, DrSawdust and niftynoel … thank you! I’m pretty pleased with the way it came out … now the rest of the cabinets have to come. But it’s for a lovely, genuine, caring live-life-to-the-full person, and I hope it gives her great pleasure to use it and enjoy it with friends. The kitchen really should be the heart of the home.

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