Cherry Kitchen

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Project by Alin Dobra posted 07-17-2011 08:29 PM 2333 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Kitchen (8’X8’ with cherry fronts and plywood casing). This one took a while since I had to build 15 doors and 5 drawers.

All drawer insides are pine with handcut dovetails. One of the drawers hosts the garbage can.

All panels are either bookmatched on facing doors or bookmatched on the same pannel (if the door was too wide). The secret to the look is the custom shapes (I made a pattern for each paris of doors) and the careful selection of the wood so that parallel sties were always from the same board.

The cherry in this kitchen was only about 200$/60bf (most panels are from split boards so less cherry than you might think went into this).

-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida

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#1 posted 07-17-2011 08:32 PM

Very well done. Cherry was a good choice.

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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#2 posted 07-17-2011 08:44 PM

Willie1031: you can’t go wrong with cherry (ever).

-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida

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#3 posted 07-18-2011 02:43 AM

Nice looking Cherry Kitchen.

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#4 posted 07-18-2011 05:23 AM


Wow! You certainly have accomplished a lot! It would take us twenty years to put together all these rooms with furniture, kitchen, and bathrooms. You’ve done a fantastic job. It’s obvious you really love cherry. It looks great! Thanks for sharing all your great work!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 07-18-2011 09:42 AM

nice even line

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#6 posted 07-18-2011 07:47 PM

Very nice work. I bet the family is proud of your efforts.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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#7 posted 07-20-2011 05:10 AM

Looks really great

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 07-23-2011 02:46 AM

Nice job Alin

-- Gary, Florida

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