Monday, June 29, 2009

Kitchen Cabinets Refinished!!!!


There was a time when whitewashing was the fad!!! As much as it hurt me as a carpenter and woodworker to see perfectly good natural wood covered with whitewashing, it was popular with many people. Pickling, as it is known, was also part of this trend. Well, as we all know trends come and go. Recently, I took on a refinishing project that entailed just that, removing the whitewash that had covered beautiful solid oak doors for years. The first thing I did was strip one door to ensure that quality wood was used. It was absolutely beautiful, so we proceeded to refinish the entire kitchen.

This was no small project, about thirty eight doors, and approximately eight drawer fronts. Then, all the face frames and side walls of the uppers and lowers had to be done. This is not a process to be rushed; however, if you are patient, it yields excellent results, as did this project. I will provide pictures (before and after) of this project, and you can decide if it was a worthwhile cause.

We are putting together a video, along with the clients of this project which will provide further insight. We restored the original hardware, which you will see in the pictures as well. This work is not for the faint of heart. It requires much patience, caring, and a knowledge of woodwork. However, fear not, you can do it. If you need help or have questions, e-mail or contact me through my website, and I will be glad to help. Happy refinishing!!!!!

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