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Blog entry by Moron posted 08-16-2009 02:45 AM 6792 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been busy but I did take a moment to snap a few pictures of this kitchen which is somewhat typical of the projects of late.

Its all 3/4 veneer core cabinets with maple veneer on exposed surfaces and the backs are 1/2” of the same specie and all surfaces including those not seen are covered with three coats of lacquer.

The face framing and doors are painted hard maple and the island is cherry.

face frames are all haunched joined as are the upper glass doors, the rest are of the doors are mortise and tenon with applied bead moulding and hung with solid pewter butt hinges. Drawers are hard maple, dovetailed on solft close tandems.

Green granite, taupe in colour on the painted cabinets and a solid slab of 1 1/2” x 12’ x 5’ marble will grace the island.

Everything had to be barged in and I will take more pics when everything is done.

the tall 10’ cabinets will get a stainless steel bar attached to the 3” rail just under the upper glass doors which will suspend a custom made stainless steel ladder much like you see in a libraery. Viking and Bosch built in appliances, sinks.

All of it had to be barged over 30 miles via water.

It was the most complicated jig saw puzzle I have ever built to date and thankfully, it fit with surgical precision





-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#1 posted 08-16-2009 02:50 AM

Nice job on the kitchen!

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#2 posted 08-16-2009 03:08 AM

Nice job! Just a quick question for the cabinet guys. Are Drawers becoming more popular than doors for base cabinets? I have heard that Drawers are better than doors from family but just thought I would ask the Cabinet guys.

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#3 posted 08-16-2009 03:18 AM

your work is always top notch. thanks for taking a moment to get us some pictures.

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#4 posted 08-23-2009 12:06 AM

super nice it’s going to be one outstanding kitchen when done


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#5 posted 09-05-2009 04:33 AM

many thanks for all the kind words

I hope I have the time to post finsihed pics but some how I doubt it, life is just to darn busy.

The boat ride up the place is enough to make me know that life just isnt that bad, as most of the time the folks who are working, born and raised where the wealthy like to hang their summer hat,............ are complaining about the “commute” and I always think back to the tunnel and bridge in Detroit City where the commute was almost guteral,................

compare…............The Detroit River to…...............Georgian Bay?

hands down winner …....................I like where I work, no offence to anyone biut having experienced both, I have a preference to the Northern Great Lakes come summer time….........sorry. The only difference difference is that one part is developed and the other isnt and “natural hardwood forests are. to me, more energy giving then man made ones…............”wood”.......”water….....fresh air…......?.............perfect!!

For those who have never seen the “Great Lakes” I can only assure you that it is a great place to work in the summer months, and their is no better way then getting to work “via” a boat where the scenery is incredible, the sunrises and sunsets, unforgettable…..............and you get “PAID”.,,,,,,,,to work there!

The clientelle are nice, they seem happy to see me arrive and encourage me to spend the night and sad to see me go.,,,,,,,,,,,,”repeat”

Its a lovely situation really.

I have an awesome job.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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