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  1. #31
    It has a nice neat order often missing in work designed by professionals ....oops ,YOU are a professional! Many of us know
    how hard it is to get even the best grain matches to photograph well, but you have enough volume to show they are good.
    That hard maple has such a nice silkyness ! That's a job that can stay modern for quite a while.

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    Thanks Mel.

    That "silkiness" is the hand rubbed water-based poly. I am very happy with the finish.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek

  3. #33
    Very nice Derek! What a difference! I love flat panel.

  4. #34
    Derek, I follow all your threads with great interest. Very nicely done.
    "The reward of a thing well done is having done it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    @Derek did you do a write up on this build? I have an empty kitchen and have not nailed down the designs yet. Tempted in using plywood.....

  6. #36
    @Derek please ignore my post. I read your writeup. Why not change the cabinet frames?

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    Hi John

    We kept the carcases (removing and discarding two) as they were in very good condition, well made, and the original layout (which I designed 25 years ago) was still pleasing. No regrets.

    From what you see, do you have ideas how things could have been different?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek

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    Derek is a show off

    Very nice work!

  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Cohen View Post
    Hi John

    We kept the carcases (removing and discarding two) as they were in very good condition, well made, and the original layout (which I designed 25 years ago) was still pleasing. No regrets.

    From what you see, do you have ideas how things could have been different?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
    The kitchen layout follows the triangle rule so that is a very good thing. I can't say I would have done any different but I would change the sink for 2 deep sinks *One for washing and the other for rinsing*. I believe what you have is trash compactor on the left. Good job Derek!

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    Hi John

    Just for clarity, the sink is actually a double - there is no trash compactor. I think these are quite rare in Australia. What is more common is a trash bin in a cabinet below the sink, which is what we have (open the door and it swivels out).

    Regards from Perth

    Derek

  11. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Cohen View Post
    Hi John

    there is no trash compactor. I think these are quite rare in Australia.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
    Strange....all you need is small enclosure and one kangaroo

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    Mel, I read this yesterday. Since I'm still laughing...

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    Nice job, Derek! I agree wholeheartdly with your comment related to furniture being so much more fun. I've made many kitchens over the years and the amount of work involved is considerable.

    Congrats, again.
    Marty Schlosser
    Kingston, ON, Canada

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    Thanks Marty. But at least you got paid to build them!

    When are you coming out my way again?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek

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    It's lovely! Congrats bro!
    I've been currently in the process. I've recently discovered a cool infographic on this topic:

    Pretty useful!
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