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Offline BarneyD

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Kitchen Makeover
« on: January 26, 2018, 12:32 PM »
Slow day in the office this morning.  Thought I'd share some photos.  About 5 years ago my son bought a 120 year old home and wanted to upgrade the kitchen.  So dad was tasked with making new cherry cabinets. 

I hope I did this correctly.
Before:


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And After:

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Barney

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Offline Don T

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Kitchen Makeover
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 12:46 PM »
Beautiful work.  What type of wood did you use?
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Offline BarneyD

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 12:53 PM »
Thanks, Don.  That's cherry.
Barney

Offline Dick Mahany

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2018, 12:59 PM »
Wow, that is gorgeous !  I really like the cabinet styles with that wood.

Offline Motown

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Kitchen Makeover
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2018, 01:49 PM »
Wow, fantastic work. Can you share with us how you finished the cabinets?

It looks like your son will enjoy for years to come.

Offline BarneyD

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Kitchen Makeover
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2018, 02:06 PM »
Thanks for the kind words. The cabinet style was my son's idea.  The finish is General Finishes Arm-R-Seal.  Just wiped it on.  I believe it was 4 coats.  I don't have enough room in the shop to spray, so I'm limited in finishing options.   

Cheers,
Barney
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Offline Alex

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Kitchen Makeover
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2018, 03:35 PM »
That's quite the improvement </understatement> Nice work.

Offline McNally Family

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Kitchen Makeover
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2018, 04:17 PM »
Thanks for the kind words. The cabinet style was my son's idea.  The finish is General Finishes Arm-R-Seal.  Just wiped it on.  I believe it was 4 coats.  I don't have enough room in the shop to spray, so I'm limited in finishing options.   

Cheers,
Barney

Hi Barney,

Love your work.  Can you tell me if your General finish was the water or gel based product, and did you use the satin?   What stain did you use under the final finish?

Also, what Festool tools did you use in the construction of your cabinets? 

Your project is stunning,  you should be very proud.
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Offline grobkuschelig

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Kitchen Makeover
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2018, 04:27 PM »
Dad was asked and wow did he deliver! Great work! [emoji1303]

Offline Sparktrician

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Kitchen Makeover
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2018, 04:30 PM »
I really love the look, and absolutely adore cherry.  Well done!!!   [smile]
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 "Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up." - Brigham Young

Offline BarneyD

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Kitchen Makeover
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2018, 07:31 PM »
Thanks again all.

@McNally Family
I used the oil and urethane topcoat. I generally start off with the gloss and put the satin on for the final coat. I think too many coats of satin tends to muddy the finish. Just my preference. I did not use any stain. Cherry is notoriously difficult stain. It tends to get blotchy (like pine).  Some people will dye it or put a glaze on it.  I find it easier to just wait for it to darken naturally. This will take up to a year or more. The finished photos of the kitchen were taken after a couple of years.  Just to give you and idea, in the following photo the little end table was a couple of years old. The desk was freshly finished. It now is the same color as the table. Both of cherry with the same finish.

Festools used......long story. But this project was my first taste of the green koolaide. About halfway thru the project my 20 year old Bosch 5" random orbit lost some of its smoke. So I ordered RO125. And I was smitten. ...
Barney

Online neilc

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Kitchen Makeover
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2018, 08:41 PM »
Those look fantastic. Quite a transformation of that kitchen.

I like that they go all the way to the ceiling.

Curious about the glass front doors at the top - any reason in particular?

Thanks for sharing -


Offline BarneyD

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Kitchen Makeover
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2018, 09:26 PM »
Hi @neilc
 Thanks. The glass doors were at my son's request.  I think his ceiling height is 9 feet. My wife also liked that they went all the way to the ceiling. She liked that feature so much that I'm presently making similar cabinets for our kitchen (only 8 foot ceilings). So I'll have to rip out all of our existing soffits etc. But ours won't have the separate upper/lower doors. The project requests never end. But that's OK. It's all good.

Barney
Barney

Offline Billy Bunter

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Kitchen Makeover
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2018, 12:40 PM »
really like the design of your desk and table Barney: elegant & uncluttered lines with nice finishing touches makes the pieces look very appealing. Are they your own design ? V.nice.

Offline BarneyD

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Kitchen Makeover
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2018, 01:03 PM »
Hi Billy,
Yes I designed and built both of those probably about 15 or so years ago. The desk I donated to a charity auction. So I don't have any recent photos of it. Thanks for the kind words.
Barney
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Offline ScotF

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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2018, 02:35 PM »
Beautiful work all around. Cabinet are stunning and the desk and table are awesome too! Well done and thanks for posting!!

Offline Billedis

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Kitchen Makeover
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2018, 03:27 PM »
That is an AWESOME job!  Thank you for sharing.  Bill

Offline Mario Turcot

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Kitchen Makeover
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2018, 06:29 PM »
I am very disappointed... Was expecting a last picture with the refrigerator door replaced by a cherry door :P

Very nice transformation  [big grin]
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Offline BarneyD

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Re: Kitchen Makeover
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2018, 09:08 PM »
Thanks again, everyone. And thanks to whoever correctly spelled "Kitchen" for me.  [wink]
Barney