Kitchen Cabinets #1

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Project by gene posted 11-16-2007 06:21 PM 2770 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

(2 sets of project pictures) I built these cabinets and remodeled our small kitchen about 13 years ago. They are made with red oak and stained natural with a sprayed lacquer finish. I used biscuit joinery for the face frames and door panels. The shelves in the base cabinets have drawer guides for easy pot and pan retrieval. I also did the laminate work. The tile work was my design and was done by my step son. The 4” crown molding was purchased and I made the dental molding. The oak edge mold incorporated on the counter top was my design and a special order and purchased. The company that had to make it, had to make it 3 times to get it right. (Said it was to hard to attach the oak strip and they would never do it again.)
I am going to build new doors in the near future, for the opening above the stove, left when we changed the microwave to a larger one.

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#1 posted 11-16-2007 07:31 PM


tell me more about the corner—breadbox?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 11-16-2007 07:43 PM

I really like what you did here. Especially the dental molding and the arch on the top door rails. That is unique. I’ve got the shop full of red Oak right now. Stinking crap. Of course, it sure looks great when it’s done as you have shown us here.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 11-16-2007 08:19 PM

The tambor bread box in the corner is made using a kit purchased at Rockler. I hate to advertise, but it did turn out nice and it does work smooth also.
Most of what I build is in red oak. Around this part of the country, It is very plentiful and not to hard to find choice lumber, plus the all important cost factor (LOL) Not that I’m a tight wad? (LOL)
Isn’t it amazing what you can do with a router?
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#4 posted 11-16-2007 08:30 PM

Hey Gene,
Red oak is not one of my favorites either, but you made it look fantastic!


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 11-16-2007 09:13 PM


This is a beautiful job!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#6 posted 11-16-2007 10:17 PM

Beautiful, Gene! The crown and dentil molding really set it off.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 11-16-2007 11:52 PM

You sure do some nice work Gene

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 11-17-2007 01:03 AM

Gene I agree with all of the above comments. The cabinets look great and I love the crown and dentil molding as well.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 11-17-2007 01:47 AM

The cabinets are great Gene. Well done.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 11-17-2007 02:41 AM

Thanks to all, for the nice complements.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#11 posted 11-17-2007 04:46 AM

Gene, In 1967. I went to a friend’s ranch in Mississippi. He had bought an old plantation and was clearing off the bushes and trees to make pasture. I spent most of the winter helping cut and haul pulp wood. The one thing that no one wanted was Oak. All it was used for was fire wood. If I remember right at that time Maple was worth about $25/ thousand on the stump. There didn’t seem to be much of a market for wood.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#12 posted 11-17-2007 06:14 AM

Hay! Tom, We remember when. My, doesn’t time change things. These days, most appreciate less and the lucky few appreciate the most. We the lucky, appreciate the song produced by the table saw and the elbow grease behind the sand paper.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#13 posted 02-09-2008 12:30 PM

ncely done and rich.

-- Bong

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#14 posted 12-22-2010 05:27 PM

Thats a beautiful job, on the kitchen.

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