For the love of ‘hutch’

Periodically I acquire an old hutch sometimes known as a ‘built-in’. They were the kitchen cabinets of the past, usually built specifically for the clients house. At least one side would be against a wall and not exposed, often both sides. By re-purposing them I usually need to modify the cabinet and have a cache of old pine boards at the ready…

Sometimes it’s a challenge finding a spot to place it. The outside corner of the back bedroom was perfect.

From my experience the hutches generally come out of house built between 1890 and 1925 and made of yellow pine. The earlier ones usually had a shellac finish, as this hutch had.  Originally both sides of this hutch were recessed into a wall.

Wood is added where the cabinet meets the wall, giving the ability for a perfect scribed fit, plus no need to remove the existing base board.

For the past 12 years, I’ve been moving around another hutch restored in the mid-nineties, my first one. Finally I had a place to put it!… worked perfect in the kitchen/eating area.

The ‘before’ shot…

Voila!

…for the love of ‘hutch’

About mdejong11

Residential contractor/artist
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2 Responses to For the love of ‘hutch’

  1. Phil says:

    Those are attractive!

  2. Danny says:

    is a couple or hutches a bunch of hutches? Nice touch, danimal

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