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Offline derekcohen

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Progress on the kitchen
« on: April 20, 2017, 02:01 AM »
I have been reading a marvellous book by Nancy Miller, "Making Things Work". This is the story of her life as a cabinetmaker. I really recommend this to any aspiring amateur seeking to turn pro. I think I shall remain a happy weekend warrior.

One of the paragraphs that leapt off the page was this .. "You might imagine that full-overlay doors and drawer faces make for the simplest-possible installation. They do - when these elements have enough space between them to make any inconsistencies in the margins unnoticeable...... each adjustment of one door or drawer in any of its three planes affected every other one nearby. Not only did the margins need to be consistent, parts in such close proximity must also be in plane. For example, if the right edge of one drawer protruded even just a little relative to its neighbor, the neighbor, too, had to be adjusted ... ".

I think Nancy wrote this to mock me as I began installing doors and drawers this weekend.

The original 25-year old kitchen (in Tasmanian Oak)...



The installation so far. My work in Hard Maple ...





Lots still to do ...

I cannot wait to get back to building furniture!

Regards from Perth

Derek

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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Progress on the kitchen
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 06:43 AM »
I love the book-matched panels.  The door design is similar to the doors that I created for our bath and kitchen cabinets out of rustic-grade cherry.

I also was happy to get back to furniture work.

Online Holmz

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Re: Progress on the kitchen
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 07:29 AM »
Clean work Derek. Those glass backslashes are pretty swish too.

Offline Mismarked

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Re: Progress on the kitchen
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 03:23 PM »
Like the contrast with the floor as well.

Offline neilc

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Re: Progress on the kitchen
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2017, 07:29 PM »
Derek -

Your craftsmanship still shows through, even on cabinets.

Nice work and I too like the book matching!

neil

Offline derekcohen

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Re: Progress on the kitchen
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2017, 08:07 PM »
Many thanks for the kind words. There is so much more to come. It is both exciting and a relief to see it come together. I'll post more later.

Regards from Perth

Derek