A Big Kitchen Island

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Project by dan mosheim posted 12-27-2010 05:01 AM 8092 views 9 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Happy Holidays everyone … I hope you are all having a relaxing weekend … We’re working on a really big kitchen island … One of my guys jokes that it;s big enough to be a continent … It’s 16’ x 4’ and is pretty much complete now except for the finishing which we may or may not do in house … This week coming up we will make up some distressed dark samples and, if they are approved, we’ll go at it after the the first … It’s up on wheels now and designed to break into three pieces for moving … The 3/4 turned quartered oak columns were a challenge as was finding the 16’ quartersawn oak for the long panel and the face board … Supporting the overhanging granite and keeping the 16’ face board straight was also an engineering challenge … To see more and bigger photos and read more about the construction of this project, visit our dorset custom furniure blog at this link

Best wishes to all for a healthy and prosperous new year … dan

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 12-27-2010 05:08 AM

Thats a big island.

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#2 posted 12-27-2010 05:13 AM

Beautiful – got to be one hell of a big kitchen that it’s going into AND you have to have an big shop to build such a piece. Spectacular workmanship.

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

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#3 posted 12-27-2010 05:21 AM

Beautiful just Beautiful – I would like to see the kitchen it is going in. Must be a really big one.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#4 posted 12-27-2010 05:48 AM

hey what kind of wood did you end up using for the whole think…looks great…will you stain it also if so what?

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#5 posted 12-27-2010 05:58 AM

That’s one big kitchen! You need a palm tree on that island! Not to mention a Piña Colada.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#6 posted 12-27-2010 05:58 AM

Very nice unit. Please post pics when finished and in place. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#7 posted 12-27-2010 06:23 AM

Looks like quite a project!! I think he is right; a kitchen continent, a whole new direction is kitchen design ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 12-27-2010 08:11 AM


-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#9 posted 12-27-2010 08:33 AM

That is beautiful

-- Vince

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#10 posted 12-27-2010 09:02 AM

Hey Dan,
Now that is one mean Kitchen project….really sweet job.

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#11 posted 12-27-2010 09:57 AM

WOW!!! My entire kitchen isn’t 16’ and I don’t have an extra 4 feet in the middle either. I am amazed at the size and complexity of this.

-- RayCurtis

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#12 posted 12-27-2010 12:30 PM

Beyond the scope of my abilities… WOW.. is all I can say.. that is massive..


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#13 posted 12-27-2010 02:56 PM

Awesome work, Dan! That is going to be one incredible kitchen! Please post pictures of the finished room when all is installed. It will be great to see!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#14 posted 12-27-2010 04:02 PM

hi everyone .. thanks for your comments … the wood is quartersawn white oak and i think i do need a palm tree and a pina colada …. we’ve gpt about 12-14” of snow here this morning and it’s still snowing … another day off !!

-- dan,vermont,

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#15 posted 12-27-2010 07:59 PM

You really are a Master Craftsman in every sense. Stunning as always Dan. Stay warm!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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