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  • Beautiful! The varying colors of the wood give it a really cool rustic, modern element. Did you distress the sides of each plank before you put it all together?
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 23, 2016
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  • Another awesome kitchen project! The lighting above the cabinets looks really nice. What a neat design with the corner shelving space, too. Did you create this design yourself?
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 23, 2016
    • Yes, this project was for family members who's home was hit by the Christmas Day Tornado in Dallas. They wanted to update the kitchen island, however they wanted something a little different than just the traditional granite. Therefore, I recommended a wood counter top, we looked online and found wood counter tops were actually very popular, therefore I put together a design that would have traditional kitchen cabinets on one side but book shelf type cabinets on the other side. There is an existing wall between the cabinets that houses the electrical and plumbing, therefore the 45 degree angle is because of the existing wall, that we lowered but of course we did not want to move due to the plumbing running through the floor. I decided to add the beed panels, and the two shelves in the middle. Raising the cabinets and putting sofa table legs under them, was more of a functional design to keep access to the outlets. Yes, this is an original design, one part function and one part creative. LOL. Thank you!
      By russepps, on August 23, 2016

  • Excellent work! And how great that you were able to use your skills to help restore your friends' home. Thank you for sharing this project and its story with us!
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 24, 2016
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  • This makeover is beautiful! It's easy to tell you put a lot of effort and skill into this transformation. The cabinets are masterfully designed, especially the unique spice cabinets on the side of the microwave- what a great storage solution. Was this part of a total home makeover?
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 23, 2016
    • Yes and no, the rest of the house has been updated (over time), and the previous kitchen was somewhat updated as well. New paint, added a pantry cabinet. However, as most people can relate, you try to update one thing, but you need to update something else, etc., etc., Therefore the original plan was to fix some of the broken cabinets and move the dish washer, however you couldn't do one without doing the other and therefore the project became a complete gut to the wall and studs in some areas, the only thing not touched was the floor. The new kitchen was simply too small for a reach in pantry, therefore the spice racks were a great alternative.
      By russepps, on August 23, 2016
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  • Wow! What an undertaking! These tables turned out beautifully. Do you often do large scale projects like this?
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 23, 2016
    • We will take a project when it comes big or small, but of course we cannot argue with a huge project $$$$....
      By Farmhouse-Chic, on August 23, 2016

  • Ain't that the truth! It certainly looks like you gave your client very high quality pieces. Thanks for sharing!
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 24, 2016

  • Those look awesome! Good call on keeping the tops thick. Is it reclaimed lumber or did you buy new?
    By sugarfreeschwartz, on August 24, 2016
    • Thanks! And we purchased the wood from a local mill. Finding reclaimed wood in our area is like finding a needle in a haystack.
      By Farmhouse-Chic, on August 24, 2016
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  • Awesome project! What a cool way to use pallet wood and pay tribute to your NFL favorites. Great job on the bottom, too- you'd never know there were casters under there!
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 22, 2016
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  • This looks fantastic! What a cool looking design. The progressively dark stain colors looks really nice too. Did you build more than one for the school?
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 22, 2016
    • Thanks!!! Yes I built 2 of them at 9ft. Long each.
      By Stroope Reclaimed, on August 22, 2016
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  • This is amazing craftsmanship! What a wonderful gift, and like you say- something very special to pass down through the family. What a delight it will be to see your goddaughter's son playing on this beautiful piece! Thank you so much for sharing this with us on Ryobi Nation!
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 22, 2016
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  • Those are amazing!
    By debbilu, on August 23, 2016


  • You do such beautiful, meticulous work!
    By Bonnie7381, on August 24, 2016

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