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New Kitchen

In October of 2014 my wife and I started an adventurer of serious magnitude.  We had no business building out a new kitchen.  I am an amateur woodworker and for all intensive purposes cannot build a square box to save my life.  The project was finished in early May 2015, about 2 weeks behind our schedule.  We never lost use of the kitchen even though we used a utility sink for 45 days while the plumbing was relocated.  The cabinets are 3/4 plywood and the face frame and doors are cherry.  We installed cork flooring and granite counter tops.  In all we spent about $8,000 tracked down to the last screw.  We made a great team, and I could not have done this without my wife’s able hands and silent encouragement.  I used a jig saw to break down the plywood and then hand planed to the line.  I used a band saw to break down the cherry and then cut and planed it to size with hand tools.  Finally, I did have to use a router to cut the slots for the door panels.  I tried to do them manually, but the results were sub par.  All cabinets are finished with poly interiors and 4 coats for shellac on the face frames and doors.  Here are some pics of the process.  I need to snap a couple of the finished product which will be uploaded soon.  Enjoy, rod

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