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Next Projects: Twin Kitchen Hutches


In July 2005 American Woodworker magazine issue #115,  I saw an article on building this attractive hutch (left). I spontaniously fell in love with it and read the complete article. This hutch was very nice but was far too big for my dinning room. The only place where to put such furniture is on either side of the arch door tying the dinning room and the living room.


Then I had the idea of adapting the plan and building two similar but narrower hutches that would fit into the available space on both sides of the arch door, which is 29 inches.


To see what would look like such narrow hutches, I scanned the original picture (left) from the magazine and worked it out with MS Paint software by selecting/coping/pasting different areas of the original picture to "build" a new picture, as shown (right). The result is not perfect, but I got the general idea of this future project (in fact, two).


Do you like it? The project should be on my website  soon.



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Popsnsons wrote re: Next Projects: Twin Kitchen Hutches
on 04-11-2009 5:49 PM


I like it...very creative.  I'm more of a fan of the single wide hutch.  There are more opportunities to place it where you want to.

bradley59 wrote re: Next Projects: Twin Kitchen Hutches
on 04-13-2009 10:39 AM

Very nice,Serge! Looking forward to seeing the completed project. And I like both sizes! Regards,BB

Tim Johnson wrote re: Next Projects: Twin Kitchen Hutches
on 04-13-2009 10:26 PM

Hi Serge. I remember building this project! I see you've eliminated the drawer and made the bottom door taller. It looks good! One thing I'd suggest is experimenting with narrower face frame stiles and/or or wider doors. I like the asymmetrical treatment on the bottom rails of both cabinets. How very French! Tim

bricofleur wrote re: Next Projects: Twin Kitchen Hutches
on 04-15-2009 7:58 AM

Hi Tim,

Thank you for your comment. I was also thinking about reducing the width of the stiles so the door would be wider facilitating access to the inner part of the cupboards. I've decided to eliminate the drawer because the hutch is quite narrow and particularly because no drawers are really needed in the dinning room, only shelves.

According to my eye, this piece is more Early American than French!