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frontpage “Hickory & Walnut Kitchen Buffet"

With Barn Door Style Hardware.

My next project will be this kitchen buffet for the cabin. It will provide us with precious storage for kitchen items. Based on the SketchUp image displayed to the left, I plan to make the lighter color hickory and the darker color walnut to match the theme of all the other furniture I've built for the cabin. I had hoped to use a live edge piece for the top to match our kitchen bar, but a slab that large is way too expensive. I may use the Jimmy DiResta style I used for the dining room table to bring the pieces all together. Stay tuned as this project develops. I'll have plans available in the next few weeks as I complete the project.

Read more: 18 Feb 2018 Kitchen Buffet

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frontpage “Oak Kitchen Buffet" 19 Feb 2019

I'm working on a commission for this kitchen buffet. I just started this past weekend and have only a few photos now, but keep checking back as I continue to build the project. 

I'm using solid red oak for the entire build. The top will is 5/4 with breadboard ends to make a 72"  x 24" surface. The legs are jointed 8/4 board to make 2 1/2" squares. There will be stopped chamfered edges on the leg. The side rails and slates are made of 4/4 oak. The bottom rail will have a slight curve and the inlay in the slats is made of padauk, mahogany, and maple. There will be some padauk pegs in the top to secure the breadboard ends and add a little accent. The bottom shelf will be secured through the bottom rail on the sides with a through tenons and the center shelf will appear to be floating with a small hidden rail to hold it in place. 

Read more: 19 Feb 2019 Oak Kitchen Buffet

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frontpage “Fun Project” For my great nephew.

I took a little time from all my cabin projects and made this little measuring stick for my little nephew. Now Grandpa Jack can keep track of how fast he grows. I used a piece of 6" wide pine and cut a bevel on one side. Then I cut strips with a 1/4" straight bit in the router. I used padack to fill the strips. And my wood burner finished it all off.

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frontpage “Hickory & Walnut Kitchen Buffet” Barn Door Slides.

I started building this kitchen buffet with barn door style slides after I saw a similar picture on Instagram. I drew up some plans in Sketch-Up and made it fit the space I had available in the cabin. This project took a long time because I moved the shop in the middle of the build.

I built the frame out of hickory and walnut using a frame and panel for the sides and doors. I used mostly floating tenons for the joinery since I just build my horizontal mortising machine. It made cutting the mortises super easy and the joints are very strong.

Read more: 22 Aug 2018 Kitchen Buffet

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