Mom's Kitchen Cabinets

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Project by MT_Stringer posted 02-13-2014 05:31 AM 2299 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make my mom some cabinets for her kitchen, which is small. I made these from birch plywood with poplar face frames and drawer fronts. Benjamin Moore Impervo Satin was used for the finish. Soft close drawer slides make drawer operation easy peasy. These cabinets replaced a table which my uncle had built for her several decades ago. Her birthday is in April, so this was an early present. And to boot, our granddaughter was there to help out.

Mom doesn’t know which way to turn. Now she has seven empty drawers. She will get used to it.
We had a photo op today with grand daughter, grandma, and great grandma.

Tonight, I am a happy camper, and so is my mom. Feeling pretty good right about now.

It all started with a plan.

And a blank slate. Who put that window in that spot! UGH! The sun played havoc with my photos.

I had some help along the way from drawer assembly to final installation. I love it!

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#1 posted 02-13-2014 05:54 AM

Fabulous !!! Great insurance policy for your place in heaven. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#2 posted 02-13-2014 05:55 AM

Like the design!

-- CMC06

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#3 posted 02-13-2014 11:56 AM

You’ve really done yourself proud! Certainly a fine piece of installed cabinetry. Your mother will enjoy the extra space and nice counter top. I’m sure you enjoyed you assistant for her help.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#4 posted 02-14-2014 03:14 AM

Very Nice!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#5 posted 02-14-2014 05:29 PM

Very nice, as usual. I see your projects posted on 2cool also. Enjoy all pics you always include with you posts. Keep up the good work.

-- Gary

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#6 posted 02-14-2014 05:49 PM

Thanks. It was a very rewarding project.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 02-15-2014 06:07 AM


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#8 posted 02-15-2014 07:00 AM

Excellent job, Mike. It’s nice that you had such willing help!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#9 posted 02-16-2014 07:54 PM

Nice build, nice design, and, some gr8 help there with ya.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#10 posted 02-18-2014 05:01 PM

Beautiful cabinets! Lots of storage and work space. Like the neat color. Great addition to the kitchen, great job!

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#11 posted 10-26-2014 03:04 AM

Great use of space and you’ve got the cutest helper!

-- "My plate is full, I can't possibly take on anything more... Oh, look! A project!"

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#12 posted 10-26-2014 04:22 AM

Thanks. She likes to help out in the shop when she comes over. And she loves to clean up!

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#13 posted 04-15-2015 10:27 PM

Always great to have more room for storage and so on, well done..nice detail work as well. Great job.

-- ~ Dwight

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#14 posted 05-14-2015 06:50 PM

Very nice.

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