Here is the progress of a beautiful Striated Fir and Mahogany Kitchen

We think that Mahogany (compared to Cherry) is much more compatible with the beautiful Striated Fir

we also had the opportunity to match the panels much better ...... this should be a spectacular kitchen

it's just not worth doing ....... if you can't do it right

 


Here is on of the 2 sink cabinets with the "tilt-out" trays and drawer front
tilted out !!
Notice the matching panels
Here is the framing (upside down) for the lighting ..... yet to be installed
Here is one of the several bookmatched Mahogany drawer fronts

Here are some of the tall doors and glass doors, at glue up
after spaying each door and drawer front ....... the finish has to cure for 4-5 days
These doors are 49" tall and beautiful
Here is some of the casework ready for delivery ...... and the man who made them.

Here are some of the "door panel planks" to be resawn
one face if joined straight
The the planks are resawn to 1/2"+
The book matches are then stacked, stickered, and allowed to "settle down" before being glued together and then surface sanded

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This is a "raw" unsanded and unfinished bookmatched pair that will be used for panels in Mahogany frames
Here is a close-up of the panel and the amazing Striated Fir grain
This is a "raw" unsanded and unfinished bookmatched pair that will be used for panels in Mahogany frames
panel pair

close-up
Here is a close-up of the panel and the amazing Striated Fir grain
This is a "raw" unsanded and unfinished bookmatched pair that will be used for panels in Mahogany frames
close-up

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Each set of panels are clamped side to side and kept flat on an u-beam
3 bookmatched panels setting in clamps for at least a day
sets of panels
a pair of glued up panels

the panels will "rest" and settle down soon to be surface sanded and machines
here the Mahogany drawer fronts are "ruff" cut and allowed to "settle down"
Here the larger plank drawer front (which are bookmatches) are glued up
Here ..... all the pieces for the door style and rails are precut and allowed to relax !

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Here the styles and rails are bored for dowels
Here the rails are "coped" to mate with the styles
Here the rails and styles are coped with the chamfered detail that will frame the panels
Here you see the male and female shaped detail

Here ..... the bookmatched Striated panels are pre-spayed with vinyl sanding sealer before
Here is the first batch of doors ..... glued up ..... and allowed to cure for 72 hrs
The kick faces are sealed separately with conversion varnish for durability and a long life
Here is a front view of the detail





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Mahogany Frames w/ Striated Fir bookmatched panels

The Door and panel detail


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