Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rustic Cabinets

We've been deciding... OK, SHE'S been deciding what cabinets to put into the mini-cabin for some time. After numerous prototypes, some campaigning and the availability of local stock we have a winner.


Wall Cabinet


We wanted rustic and somewhat unique. I found some quarter-sawn Douglas Fir milled locally that has proven both visually interesting and easy to work with.

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Jeff turns logs into dimensional stock with his Timber King. The quality is excellent and the price is right.

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Gluing up the stock for the Cabinet Sides

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Solid wood Cabinet Side
The doors are also solid stock. The styling was inspired by my Great Grandfather's desk - solid wood and simple. Rather than cut out the imperfections - Bark Beetle Pitch Pockets, wind checks, staining and knots - I did my best to incorporate them to add to the rustic look.

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Slatted solid wood Doors
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Simple Joinery
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It takes a little work but it is enjoyable to create something out of the local trees.



8 comments:

  1. Love your cabinets!! The doors in our Mountain house are home made and milled poplar. They are thick and heavy and rustic looking and I love them. They have a coat of urathane so we can wipe them down and of course it brings out the colors and knots. You will love them. Lookin good and coming right along!!!...debbie

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  2. Hey nice job, just visited after seeing you visited me...first time here.

    Love the little building!

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  3. Man, that is some beautiful wood! Should make for a very warm feeling in the kitchen...

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  4. This is so beautiful Uncle MO! I really want to see it in person!

    love u!

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  5. The cabinets will be beautiful! Should make the kitchen very nice - and inviting. And Mo, thank you for visiting my blog and for your "always kind" and encouraging comments. I appreciate it. Mona

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  6. The Timber King sure makes it look easy huh. I made a bunch of Ash flooring with a friend once. Very fun.

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