Yellowheart kitchen

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Project by TulsaWoodSmith posted 07-24-2010 09:29 PM 2763 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a BIG job, I’ll tell you. 550BF 4/4 Yellowheart, “YH”. 59 doors and 26 drawers. A total of 138 raised panels. 18 3/4” 4×8 birch plywood sheets were used as well.

I made 3 stack crown molding out of YH as well as baseboards and door facings and trim. Several beveled corners with flutes and rosettes. I made a new light fixture surround out of YH as well

The china cabinets that run clear around the top of all of the cabinets are LED lighted. There are LED lights above the counter tops also. The counter tops are Black Quartz with a tiny fleck of white and yellow.

All of the drawers are dovetailed with full extension slides

This little job kept me out of the pool halls and doing alot of late night head scratching.

Thanks for looking.

-- TulsaWoodSmith, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#1 posted 07-24-2010 09:46 PM

now that would definitely keep me out of the pool halls too ,

of course being sober for 16 years had something to do with that too .

beautiful kitchen ,

to be proud of !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 07-24-2010 10:01 PM

I made the mistake of showing my wife the pics you posted now she wants one thats a beautiful kitchen…...................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#3 posted 07-24-2010 10:15 PM

I’m in redecorating kitchen procces too.I made same mistake as Schloemoe and showed this to my wife.
I love retro.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-24-2010 10:27 PM

great job ….........being a former cabinet maker I can understand the [pool hall ] remark although a very cold beer cant hurt

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#5 posted 07-24-2010 11:52 PM

Thanks, Guys.

I appreciate the comments. Actually, I built this kitchen for my wife. It started out as a remodel because Cynthia referred to our kitchen as a “One Butt Kitchen.” We ended up taking the small breakfast area out and incorporating it into the new kitchen itself. One thing led to another (as usuallly happens) and we ended up with new ceiling, floor, sink, and appliances.

The final price tag for this “little project that grew” might keep me up nights if I really knew the number. But it makes our little house so much more livable and it has been great advertising for other projects.

The Yellowheart has such a beautiful natural grain that all I had to do was NOT screw it up!


-- TulsaWoodSmith, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#6 posted 07-25-2010 02:25 AM

Nice job – Can you still smell the YH in the house? It has such a distinctive smell on the table saw….....don’t know if I like it or hate it? You must be immune to it after 550 bf! WOW!

The cabinets are beautiful…........enjoy!


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#7 posted 07-25-2010 04:25 AM

It does have a distictive smell when you are working it. It reminds me of sandlewood or something. But no, with the clear finish on it, there is no odor that I can tell

-- TulsaWoodSmith, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#8 posted 07-25-2010 01:52 PM

Beautiful work. I especially like the china cabinets – it gives a great look to a commonly unused space. I’m going to have to keep this in mind. Thanks for sharing your photos.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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