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    Kitchen Hutch - Build Thread - Done

    I find myslef with a little time tonight so I got a jump on lumber selection for a piece for my house. This one will take awhile as I am trying to do it along with 2 other pieces that are due to some folks by June. After I get the design settled I move to lumber selection; the material will be pecan. This guy has a lot of door and drawer real estate on the front view so I am starting with those.

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    Pecan has such a wonderful range of color. A recent piece for someone was restricted to the mostly cherry-like spectrum;

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    I wan't to use more of the maple-white to light-cherry red range with the figure exploited rather than ignored. This will have a fair amount of rail and stile structure (I want it to look like a "kitchen" piece but, not too boring) so there will be plenty of opportunity for smaller pieces with color changes running through them. I kind of lay the material out in lots and keep shuffling till I get a look that I like. Then I start marking things out and do the rough breakdown of parts.

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    Re: Kitchen Hutch - Build Thread

    Looking forward to watching your new project progress. I am especially interested in how you lay out the components taking into account the woods figure.

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    You got to love a good build thread....
    Looking forward to seeing this one come alive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Zimmel View Post
    You got to love a good build thread....
    Looking forward to seeing this one come alive!
    Competely agree

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    well glenn, this wont be like walnut.. pecan is hard like hickory.. what does it go for a bf over there we dont even have it up my way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    well glenn, this wont be like walnut.. pecan is hard like hickory.. what does it go for a bf over there we don't even have it up my way.
    It is definitely not like walnut. It can be surprisingly heavy and there are occasional inconsistencies as with any material. I do like the way it machines; crisp clean cuts but, you have to keep your cutters sharp. A large piece just went to a new home and a lot of my cutters went out to get sharpened. Last batch I picked up was under $3 /bf but, if you factor in cutter wear, its not as inexpensive as it seems .
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    Looking forward to it Glenn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Zimmel View Post
    You got to love a good build thread....
    Looking forward to seeing this one come alive!
    You summed it up perfectly Gary especially a Glenn Bradley build.


    Glenn i love that color in the lumber you got. Its nice and rich and warm colors. I gotta look when i go to the lumber yard see what we get here.

    You should take a review look at Alan Bs thread on his kitchen build to see how his peacan came out. If my memory serves me correctly thats the wood he used and it was really nice. Cannot remember what he finished his with.

    Looking at the design will the back panel be shiplap it sure looks that way in the opening. Until recent thread discussion on fine woodworking i did not know that shiplap back was the "old school way to close in a back"

    Looking forward to another inspiration build thread, Merry Christmas to you. Great way to start the New Year.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    ...Last batch I picked up was under $3 /bf ...
    Three bucks a foot?! That's gotta be the cheapest hardwood there is in SoCal. Even Alder or red oak was more than that when I lived there (8 years ago).
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