Shirlington Kitchen

When we designed the build for the new showroom in Shirlington, about two and a half years ago, there was a plan to incorporate a kitchen into the floor plan. We put in plumbing rough-in’s, and wired up 220v for a kitchen stove. Well, the best laid plans, right? We are now in the process of finishing up that kitchen project. We will be writing about the progress over the next few weeks.

 We are using 3/4″ thick hardwood plywood with finished birch wood veneer on both sides. We chose ash wood with an espresso stain as the face frame, curly maple Tansu panels with a red aniline dye stain, and left the birch plywood natural inside the cases.

I have spent about 10 days figuring out what cases were made, and what needs to be made to complete the job. Today is Thursday. There are several things involving tongue-in-groove construction that need done. Below are a series of pictures of me cutting the joints. The machine in the pictures is called a shaper, which is basically an overgrown table router with a feed tank. 

In a day or two, after the glue sets and the parts are trimmed to final sizes, I will have some pictures of kitchen cabinets in various states of completion. Stay tuned.

Mark Gatterdam

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