Family Room & Kitchen

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Project by bbaker143143 posted 03-03-2014 04:16 PM 1998 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it’s only taken 1 ½ years of working only on the weekends, but the kitchen and family room are complete and momma’s happy!
The kitchen boxes were made with prefinished plywood. The fronts were made with paint grade maple shaped on a router table and sprayed with lacquer and a clear coat. All slides and hinges are soft close blum. They were worth every penny. All lower cabinets are hand cut dovetailed drawers. Once I learned how to use a dozuki saw the dove tales went surprisingly quick.
The family room is all walnut, found some real good deals and shaped everything myself.. The veneers were ordered on line and the panels were laid up in a home made vacuum bag. The panels are wrapped by molding and 1×6 trim. Everything was prefinished with clear lacquer prior to installation. Using a 23g pin nailer, the heads disappeared and all the mess was confined to the shop.
Now, back to building furniture.


-- Bob Baker, Mt Airy TN - [email protected]

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#1 posted 03-03-2014 04:36 PM

Whoa! I think I need to sit down and take a break. That was a lot of work! It is beautiful. Very nice job and sticking with it.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 04:55 PM

Wow that’s beautiful work. I hope you meant the 23ga pins were for the molding and not installation :-).

That’s a lot of work. and it came out magnificent.
You can be proud of that.
Were’d you get that walnut veneer?
Those are large sheets and they are sequential, did you buy a whole flitch?

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 05:06 PM

All the veneers came from I watched several web sites for months before some of the correct size and figure came available. The large panels on the right side are 4 book matched pieces. Because the walnut veneer was heavily crotched, I had to use Unibond 800 glue. Any glue with a water base made the veneer explode into a wavy unusable mess. The people at veneer supply were very helpful in helping solve all the veneering problems I had.

-- Bob Baker, Mt Airy TN - [email protected]

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 06:26 PM

Wow that is a huge project, beautiful to say the least. Better get a cold drink and enjoy it.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 08:09 PM

I love those corbels flanking the stove, as well as the spiral pillars below. Did you hand carve them?

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#6 posted 03-03-2014 09:10 PM

absolutely beautiful. I never really appreciated this style till I got to work for Clive Christian foe a while, now I am about to start in my house as well.

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#7 posted 03-03-2014 09:27 PM

Awesome effort and tons of work. I have done a lot of this work myself and really respect the effort and quality craftsmanship involved in your work. Thanks for posting.

It would be nice to see pictures of your furniture down the road.

-- Bill G - West Springfield, MA

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#8 posted 03-04-2014 07:06 AM


That’s a pretty fabulous use of your year-and-a-half of weekends! We’d love to see more photos.


-- “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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#9 posted 03-04-2014 11:36 AM

The corbels came from Osborne and the open spirals are from my legacy. Still haven’t mastered carving.

-- Bob Baker, Mt Airy TN - [email protected]

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#10 posted 03-05-2014 03:51 AM

This is amazing! I love the style. Now there is a mamma in my house saying “why doesnt my kitchen look like that” :) I love it, great great job!!

-- Batmansllama

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#11 posted 04-28-2016 02:07 AM

You did a fabulous job on those rooms! Very fine workmanship!!

Thanks for sharing…..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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