Barn board kitchen cabinets

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Project by Beau & Kara Studios posted 03-27-2017 12:41 AM 2799 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made some kitchen cabinets out of floor boards from a haymow. Most boards are elm, with some birch, red oak, white oak and maple. The boards were in the haymow as floor boards for around 80 years.
The carcasses are made with 3/4” birch plywood. The drawers are maple with finger, dadoes, and groove joints holding everything together.
All doors and drawers have knap and voight soft closing mechanisms.
Spice racks are custom made.
Finished with pre-stain, natural stain, and 3 coats of gloss polyurethane.

-- Beau Lasiewicz

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#1 posted 03-27-2017 12:49 AM

Looks great I love seeing stuff that most ppl would throw out turned into something beautiful and useful.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#2 posted 03-27-2017 01:34 AM

Good job, the haymow boards turned out beautiful, congratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 03-27-2017 03:06 AM

I’ve done some mitered drawers as well they can get interesting. great work man

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#4 posted 03-27-2017 06:19 AM

Oh this is great! I like the style and the old boards came to a beautiful new life. The countertop matches perfect with the boards. It is a very unique kitchen in all details, especially the hanging cabinets, the corner-drawers and -again- the old/new wood.
Great job, thank you for sharing!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#5 posted 03-27-2017 07:22 AM

It’s been said “Great Job!” Nice touch with corner drawers. Sets it apart.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 03-27-2017 01:05 PM

Congratulations on these cabinets. You have done a beautiful job on this kitchen.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 03-27-2017 02:33 PM

The work done on the cabinets and stairs are magnificent.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 03-27-2017 07:35 PM

Wow that’s a lot of wood.

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#9 posted 03-28-2017 12:00 AM

Man that’s beautiful wood. I live in Iowa and have spent a lot of time putting hay in haymows when I was young. We didn’t live on a farm but it was great money for a 14 yr old back then working for local farmers for $1.50 an hour.
That wood should be relatively dry from the hay bales sucking all the moisture out of it over the years.
I’ve built replacement cabinets in 2 houses I’ve owned. Never tried the mitered drawers. I’m very impressed with the craftsmanship and utilization of space. Thanks for sharing.

-- R. Smith Central Iowa

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#10 posted 03-28-2017 01:47 AM

What a unique and historical use of first cut timber. Love your corner cabinets and use of space. You have created a beautiful living project that will undoubtedly last for years.

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#11 posted 03-28-2017 02:17 AM

Super nice work! Enjoy your new kitchen.

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#12 posted 03-29-2017 06:25 PM

ditto to all the above kudos,what more can be did a great job using every square inch of space.fantastic work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#13 posted 03-30-2017 01:22 AM

Thank you very much for all the comments! I appreciate the kindness!

-- Beau Lasiewicz

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#14 posted 03-30-2017 01:36 AM

Thank you very much for all the comments! I appreciate the kindness!

-- Beau Lasiewicz

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