matching 30yo cherry cabs

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Project by seriousturtle posted 10-21-2011 12:34 PM 1821 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Client wanted me to match 30 year old cherry cabinets that she thought were completely custom. Anyway, I built the triple-door pantry (designed by interior designer), the 2 base cabs in the island that are 10” deep, and the 3 base cabs on oven wall. This was a great learning experience for me with many techniques, especially the finishing.


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#1 posted 10-21-2011 01:27 PM

great job. nice call sticking with the right angles on the raised panel shaping.

-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)

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#2 posted 10-21-2011 01:32 PM

whoops i see you DO have arcs up top. they’re much softer somehow than the existing cabs. nice match without looking dated.

-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)

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#3 posted 10-21-2011 01:57 PM

Love the look of these. Nice job.

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#4 posted 10-21-2011 02:54 PM

Great Job! The stain color looks perfect!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 10-21-2011 04:50 PM

That is an awesome pantry and kitchen. Perfect job on the match my friend!

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#6 posted 10-21-2011 05:55 PM

Looks really good!
Matching old Cherry with new Cherry is really tough since it changes so much with age.
Very nice job.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS

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#7 posted 10-23-2011 04:08 AM


You have done an outstanding job making it look like it is all original. Fantastic work!


-- Voltaire: “Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities” There are 112 genders (not including male and female)

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