Bubinga Kitchen with Platinum Granite

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Project by CDNBeaver posted 08-08-2009 05:58 AM 4918 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

July 2008 lost the main floor of my house due to a sewer line colapse. 90 days later I finally worked out an agreement with the insurance company and was able to start work on relocating my kitchen from the north side of my house to the south and taking advantage of a much better layout. With my dad’s help and the two of us only working at it on weekends, we completed this project over a 4 month period.

The design and layout was created by myself. I also had to do the all of rough carpentry framing, drywalling, plumbing, rock work on the fire place and some of the electrical.

The kitchen itself is made out of solid Bubinga and Fur plywood. Each piece has with at least three coats of hand rubbed clear Natural Watco Stain and 5 to 8 coats of wipe on poly with a sanding & tacking between each coat which was also entirely done by hand.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.


-- It only costs 50 cents more to go first class, because the time you waist doing something half assed will cost you more than doing it right the first time!!

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#1 posted 08-08-2009 06:07 AM

Awesome. Bubinga is one of my favorite woods. The best part of doing it yourself you can spend more on materials. Nice work, thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 08-08-2009 07:00 AM

wow fantastic work

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#3 posted 08-08-2009 07:04 AM

Wow, very nice.

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#4 posted 08-08-2009 07:06 AM

Very impressive!

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#5 posted 08-08-2009 07:43 AM

Nice job. very impressive.

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#6 posted 08-08-2009 11:51 AM

Quite the project, congrats on a successful completion and a kitchen to be proud of. Love the bubinga grain, only wish I could get it over here.

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#7 posted 08-08-2009 07:19 PM

Beautiful i want…

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#8 posted 08-08-2009 07:54 PM

Excellent work! Beautiful use of the woods…and the finish is exquisite…..a round of applause for that for sure…

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#9 posted 08-08-2009 08:50 PM

WOW. I love the bubinga. Where did you get it at? The only bubinga I have found is listed at 12/4 and below. I have never found any 4/4 material.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 08-08-2009 10:42 PM

Oh, that looks sweet!!!! You’ve given me a new idea for a kitchen reno I hope to get to this winter!

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#11 posted 08-08-2009 11:28 PM

Damn…...Fantastic work!!!!!! Sorry it had to come from a sewer colapse, but I suppose that is as good an excuse to start a project as any!!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#12 posted 08-21-2009 05:19 AM

You guys did a beautiful job! Unique and elegant! It will be admired for many, many years.

I see you’re either a very shy guy or you mistook the exhaust hood for a lamp shade . . . Watch out for that Left/Rear burner!


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