First Contract Job

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Hey Everyone,

 I was recently hired on to renovate a friend's kitchen. Their vision was to have a farmhouse/french country like kitchen in their new home and value of course. Once everything was figured out, I built this butcher's block countertop and installed the farmhouse apron sink. The stain is called Early American and the edging is beveled.

I didn't go the traditional glue route because I don't have the necessary equipment. Instead, I pocket jigged the boards together using the Kreg Pocket Jig and still added glue in between to fill in the spaces and gaps.

The biggest challenge for me was the miter joints and trying to figure out the minimum lengths of the rows for a miter cut. Long story short, I had to use a graphing calculator.

This entire kitchen is about 2700 without appliances. 

@Lee Nguyen

Nice job. Does the 2700 just include the counter or the cabs too? What type of wood was it?

Just a thought, maybe try a biscuit system next time and see if that speeds it up. It might make it faster as it may be easier to line up. That's the way I do mine. Works like a charm. Lot easier than dowels or Kreg.

Kreg is very stable though so great job.

@Mike Reynolds

It includes refacing the cabinets, hardware for the cabinets, paint, materials for backsplash(countertop and tile), the subway tile backsplash that will be installed later on, the sink, the materials for the countertops and finish, the lumber, and misc materials. Doesn't include appliances

The countertop is made of white maple. Biscuit? I'll check it out. Thanks for the tip. 


it looks a nice kitchen

Thanks for the nice words everyone. 

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