Large Hutch or ??????

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Project by dvd812 posted 06-28-2013 02:20 AM 2251 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not sure what to call this one! A Large Hutch or ???. You decide, it went in to the dining room. The lumber I used to construct this came out of a cotton mill that was 85 years old. All lumber used is Heart Pine and In very good condition. This piece stands 8’ tall. 3’ base and 5’ shelf area. Base is 9’ long 22” deep. Top is 8’ long and 14” deep. I routed the shelves down the length so dining plates could stand up at an angle of 15 degrees. Inside each side of the base ( where the doors are) has an adjustable shelf. I later added an adjustable shelf for the center area. The base is backed by 3/4” plywood to give stability and strength. Top is back with 1/2” heart pine. The legs are 3” x 3”. I wished now I would have lined up the top with the legs. But it is done. I used basic drawer glides. Hardware used on the doors are basic. I made some drawer handles and handles for the doors. The top part is bolted down to the base top with 3” bolts, washers, and nuts. Pre-drilled and couther sunk then plugged with dowels but not glued so they can be removed and re-inserted if it was needed to be disassembled. Very heavy and will last for a long time. If you see where I can improve on any of my work please let me know. This is why I joined this site because I know there are a lot of more experienced craftsman here who can teach and guide me through my lack of knowledge. Thank you for looking.

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#1 posted 06-28-2013 02:21 AM

I call it—-fantastic!

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#2 posted 06-28-2013 02:26 AM


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#3 posted 06-28-2013 02:49 AM

I think at that size it’s called a wall unit! This is a nice piece! I joined to learn new things also, Id suggest going through the forums, tons of info in there, and piles of woodworkers willing to answer any questions you have.

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#4 posted 06-28-2013 04:12 AM

Very nice work,well done.

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#5 posted 06-28-2013 08:01 AM

Now thats a hutch…

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

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#6 posted 06-28-2013 11:50 AM

Very nice use of old wood. What is the finish?

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#7 posted 06-28-2013 01:04 PM

According to one professional, it’s a Cupboard. The website for D R Dimes advertises it as a Northshore Cupboard, see:

I call it beautiful, and exceptionally well crafted. Great work, something to be proud of. Thanks for showing.

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#8 posted 06-28-2013 01:27 PM

I really like that you paneled the sides. Nice work!

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#9 posted 06-28-2013 03:01 PM

It turned out nice. It’s a big one. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 06-28-2013 03:32 PM

My advice: you should have made it bigger . . .

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#11 posted 06-28-2013 05:15 PM

Nice piece. That thing is massive!

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#12 posted 06-28-2013 10:10 PM

great build,beautiful…..

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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