Salvage Fir Kitchen

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This kitchen was created for one of the nicest couples.

They pretty well let me do what I wanted but I think we were on the same page from the beginning of the project.

I just love the old fir lumber which was salvaged from an old school in Victoria.  Salvaged wood is very time consuming to work with but it is so worth the effort.  Every piece has to be denailed and recut and planed.  If you leave a nail behind, when you run it through the saw you wreck your blades.  Costs about $95 to replace a blade on a larger bandsaw.  Ouch.  Do that a couple of times and your bill sucks.

The little diamond shaped window you see was built in to the wall between the stair well and the kitchen to add some character and a little more light to the stair case.  I can take full credit for that one.

The homeowner had the hood fan custom built by a local company.

I was feeling very creative so at the last minute I added brick to the little bar area.  You cannot see it very well but there are cupboards underneath.   The bricks I actually took out of an old house in Victoria too.  I did not do the brick laying though.  The gentleman who did has since retired.  He was incredible.  Forget his name now.

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