Taking Shape

Now that all of drawers are assembled, its time to get to work on rail for the doors.

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I began by ripping all of the rails out for the doors

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and then running them through the shaper.

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Once that was complete, I glued up boards to make door panels.  When they were dry, I cut all of the panels to size and began running them through the shaper.  This process usually takes some time, but when done right the finished product is awesome!

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Next, the stiles edges need to be sealed with glue so that all of the pores are closed off and the doors will have the strongest bond possible when assembled.

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After the edges have been glued, the doors are are ready to be put together.

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Once the doors have had time to dry, I scrape the excess glue off and run them through the sander.

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Next we cut the doors down to exact size, sand the edges and then profile them.

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The next step is to stain everything!!

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After the time consuming process of staining if finished, the even more time consuming process of spraying EVERYTHING with a durable finish is next!

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Everything gets at least three coats of finish to ensure the highest possible quality and durability of the wood.

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After two coats of finish to the doors, it comes time to glaze them.  This is an option that the homeowner choses to have done.  It gives the doors a little more depth and character.

(Below: Pre-glaze)

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(Below: Application of Glaze)

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(Below: Removal of Excess Glaze)

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Once the glazing process is complete, the doors are sprayed with another coat of finish!  They are then allowed to dry and cure before moving on to…

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ASSEMBLY!!

This kitchen is really about to start taking shape!!

Stay tuned…and stay warm on this cold day! 🙂