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Bespoke / handmade kitchen

By Andy the stuff doer


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As usual I’m way behind on writing up what has been done at the cottage so I’m not even going try and keep things in chronological order. I’ll just get the pictures up and brief explanation, starting with the kitchen cupboards.

Ref the post on small kitchen design.

No way I could fit standard kitchen cupboards.  Here’s the bespoke hand-built kitchen from scratch:

Timber frame kitchen cupboards to fit the walls and floor

Timber frame to fit the walls and floor

hand made kitchen

Sides in plywood and backs only where needed to maximise space

Cupboard to cover the electricary

Cupboard to cover the electricary

kitchen Drawers, doors and open shelves made

Drawers, doors and open shelves made

Simple kitchen cupboard door construction with solid timber t&g

Simple door construction with solid timber t&g

kitchen draws simple construction

Drawers with a lapped joint on the front, pinned and glued, butt joints screwed and glued at the back, plywood base in routered groove. Simple but effective.

anti friction tape draw runner

Tip for easy sliding draw runners. Instead of waxing the the draw runners use anti friction tape for a smooth glide.

Beach work surface added

Beech work surface added

Cost in materials – next to nothing, cost in time – ages.  But it’s spot on and made a small kitchen extremely practical.

Quick and cheap wood steamer

Quick and cheap steamer to bend …..

steamed wood bending

…. a strip of the worktop beech… 15mm thick and it will bend quite a bit to make…

worktop up-stand curved

… a curved bit of up-stand for the worktop.

With all that made and finished the rest of kitchen can be done.

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