Kitchen Cabinets

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Project by Kjuly posted 08-02-2012 11:44 AM 2244 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New kitchen cabinets built of White Ash, stained existing cabinets, with Maple drawers and pullouts. This was not a complete kitchen remodel. I removed a few cabinets to make room for a new dish washer. The pantry area was originally a small dining room. The pantry started out as a broom closet but was later changed to better use the space. Full extension drawer slides make it easy to find cans stored in the back. Granite counter tops put the finishing touch on this project.

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI

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#1 posted 08-02-2012 12:21 PM

very nice design of everything, the swoop on the counter tops is really smooth.

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#2 posted 08-02-2012 12:42 PM

Nicely done!

-- Brian

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#3 posted 08-02-2012 12:45 PM


Good job on matching the old and new, they look like they were built at the same time to me. Did you have to select the Ash specific?


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#4 posted 08-02-2012 12:57 PM

Nice job. I really like how everything turned out. The peninsula gives you more storage, which is always nice. I really like the pantry, too. If you are like us, it’ll be filled in no time.

What brand of slides did you use?

Again, very nice work.

-- 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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#5 posted 08-02-2012 01:39 PM

Thank you for the compliments.
The original cabinets had Ash doors., boxes were Oak and the face frames were Birch. The stain was very light and faded which made the color match easy. It took me four test pieces to get it right.
The peninsula added four drawers and two pullouts ( not in the picture) and they are full.
I used Hettich under mount slides. They are rated for 100lbs and easy to install.
When I laid out the pantry pullouts, the were spaced evenly but I no room to put door hinges. So, I decided where I wanted the hinges and adjusted the pullouts to match.
It’s good the hear from you guys…hope your having a great summer.

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI

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#6 posted 08-02-2012 01:44 PM

Beautiful kitchen.

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#7 posted 08-02-2012 03:56 PM

Well done, I really like the soft edges on the granite counter. The colors look really nice. One suggestion ( I mean this in a good way ) in the first pic, I would consider extending the back splash farther down to match the other end of the back splash. While you framed it out very nicely I think extending it would even it out some. Might not work for you just bouncing ideas off. Many lumberjocks have helped me in this was as well.


-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 08-02-2012 04:33 PM

Hello Ken,
Excellent point. This area was discussed at length.
The tile back splash was already in place (many years) and the concern was matching the tile and grout.
Originally the counter was going to have a granite back splash which would run to the edge as you suggest.
The granite started with just a soft edge but was later change to the bull-nose edge. Which I thought was a huge improvement.
Thanks for commenting.

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI

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#9 posted 08-02-2012 08:43 PM

Looks good Keith, are those demountable hinges ? Looks like it in the open door pic.

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#10 posted 08-02-2012 10:12 PM

That looks fantastic Keith. I like how you added the “swoop” in the peninsula to gain that little extra length in the kitchen past the doorway.
Do you have any before pics?

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#11 posted 08-03-2012 04:04 AM


Great job on the kitchen! Thanks for sharing.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#12 posted 08-03-2012 11:02 AM

Thanks lightweightladylefty,
I’m a lefty too.
Hello Gary,
Sorry, I don’t have any before pictures.
I started drawing the shape on the floor where the peninsula was planned. Then made a cardboard template. When the cabinets were installed, I fitted the cardboard to the wall and added the extra swoop. When everything looked good, I used the cardboard template, by this time it’s covered with pieces taped on, to make a plywood pattern for the granite guys to make the top.

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI

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#13 posted 08-04-2012 02:10 PM

Makes perfect sense, I fugured there was a good reason behind that. We have all been there. Great work!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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