This kitchen was designed by my wife, and I built it out of barn wood from my grandpa's barn. The barn collapsed after a severe snow storm. We made the 500+ mile trip to Wyoming and picked up the wood in a U-haul and brought it back to Colorado. The wood is milled to size and if you look closely you can see the nail holes. Our old kitchen had 9 cabinets in it, this one has over 26. Some of the upper cabinets are over 4 feet tall. Because of the age of the wood, after sanding the dirt and gray wood off, I would plane the wood and some of the knots would shatter like glass. It would take me 3-4 days to make just one cabinet door. The carcus of the cabinets are made out of melamine, most of which I got out of the cull bin at home depot. It has a triple bowl sink and a 36" slide out drawer above the fridge where my wife stores her large canning pots. All of the drawers are on 100lbs capacity full extension drawer slides, and each cabinet is designed for a specific purpose. For example one cabinet next to the stove has a specially built slide out holder for all of the cookie sheets and pie pans.
Time to Build: Over 300 Hours
Difficulty: Very Difficult
"Every time I have been in a Rockler store around the country I have left feeling that I received wonderful service and most always had exactly what I needed in stock at a fair to great price. the only complaint, if it can be called that, is that I have to drive over 45 minutes to reach the nearest Rockler store. My wife probably appreciates that distance, as I am certain that if one was as close as I wished it to be, we would have very little left in our checkbook!" -
- 02/17/2012 See more...