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08-19-2007 12:35 AM

When LOML and I decided to get married, we had planned to rent a hall for the reception. About 3 weeks before the wedding, we decided why not just have the whole shebang right in our home. Well, we had about 50 people invited, and one friend was a notary, who would marry us. It was a really neat idea, sort of warm and fuzzy, except for the fact that our kitchen was a disaster. By the time we decided to use our home, I had about 2 weeks start to finish before the wedding. I had all the cabinets installed the day before, and was still hanging doors until 2:00 AM. All the upper cabinets are 34” high. All the drawers are 22” and on full extension slides. The pictures aren’t that good, had a flourescent light hue to deal with and there were some random spots that don’t belong. This was in 2001, and these were taken with a 35mm, and I’m not a good photographer.

The kitchen is on three walls. My wife likes clean looks that are easy to wipe off and she wanted laminate. She doesn’t like raised panels (glory be). This is the North view, and there is a pull out trash drawer to the right of the stove.

This is the south view, and the curved cabinet end to the right was done as a design elelent, and to give a more open traffic way. The little curved shelves at the right end of the upper cabinet was to break up some of the monotony and to match the same curved on the West wall.

This is the West wall. The large drawer in the base cabinet in the middle is for the large dog food bags. The two drawers to the right are for tall items like cereal boxes, tall bottles, etc. The curve at the left end of the base cabinet compliments the opening to the kitchen with the adjacent wall (South) cabinets’ curve. The little curved shelves in the upper matches the South cabinet also.

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#1 posted 08-19-2007 04:03 PM

Very nice and thoughtful approach to everyday used. I really like the rounded corners and how it helps the flow. The tall drawers are great too. I wish we had a few.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#2 posted 08-19-2007 04:40 PM

Nice work. I bet that was a relief to finish these in time.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#3 posted 08-20-2007 03:46 PM

what a great way to avoid “last minute jitters” before a wedding (or perhaps this was a plan to avoid the cold feet, wedding cancellation—too busy thinking about the kitchen to worry about a silly old wedding!! :)

Gorgeous, gorgeous kitchen.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 08-20-2007 07:03 PM

Great job on the Kitchen and congradulation and good luck in your marriage.

-- Hope Never fails

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#5 posted 08-21-2007 03:57 AM

Great kitchen. Did you get to buy tools instead of spending it all on the wedding expenses?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 08-21-2007 04:42 PM

I spent the money on materials, I already have the tools.

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#7 posted 10-06-2007 07:36 PM

Nice touch with the curves.

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