Kitchen cabinets from reclaimed ash and pallets

comments (4) April 29th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

JimmyAndy JimmyAndy, member
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I built this kitchen in my current house, using spalted white ash for the cabinet faces and door & drawer frames, and pallets for the panels.  The ash was removed from the interior walls of a summer kitchen attached to the house, and the pallets were picked up for free at a local second-hand building supply store.  I went through a lot of planer knives.... There was no stain used on the project, just a satin clearcoat.  The pallets were tropical wood, and inlcuded various types such as purpleheart, bubinga and even rosewood.  Carcases are made of paint-grade maple plywood with knots cleverly avoided or hidden.  I also made the countertops, which are concrete.  Since these photos were talen I have repainted the kitchen and bought new appliances, so it looks much better now!


Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Jim Dickie

posted in: Reader's Gallery, reclaimed, cabinets, full-inset


Comments (4)

jsimpson121 jsimpson121 writes: These are some beautiful wood kitchen cabinets. What type of wood are they made from?

Posted: 4:23 pm on October 4th

JimmyAndy JimmyAndy writes: I just repainted the walls, to a colour other than seasick green....and yes, the new appliances are black.
Posted: 9:09 am on May 5th

2clicksoff 2clicksoff writes: When you say you have "repainted the kitchen" did you
mean you covered up all of this nice wood?
Nice Job.
Posted: 5:10 pm on April 29th

mstrrktek mstrrktek writes: Beautiful cabinets! They are similar to what I was thinking of doing - great inspiration. Only one "criticism" ... when you get a few bucks ...... stove needs to be black!
Posted: 10:48 am on April 29th

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