Custom kitchen hutch
The photo above is the inspiration piece. My client loves this piece, but has some very specific size restrictions. In addition to the size restrictions, they want to change the finished just a bit. Let's see how I do.
Today I am building a custom kitchen hutch for an amazing couple! I made the cabinet boxes out of 3/4" maple plywood. The top of the cabinets is 2"thick solid Hickory that I milled down from rough sawn 8/4 Hickory.
Today was all about joinery. Yesterday's hutch now has custom raised panel doors.
Here's a tip though when making custom doors. Your door will shrink by the depth of the mortise and tenon, so make sure you take that into account when designing you doors. 😕 I learned that one the hard way.
Completed custom kitchen hutch. From a conceptual sketch on a legal pad. This piece has 2" thick distressed Hickory tops finished with water based walnut wiping stain and polyacrylic. It has hand made poplar cathedral doors. The cabinet and doors are finished with an "antiqued" chalked paint.
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I live in Austin Texas with my gorgeous wife Lisa and incredible son Hudson. I have a master's degree in mechanical engineering, and have spent the last 20 years manufacturing everything from car parts to school furniture. My passion is working alongside God to reveal the beauty that he has created!