I just love it when I can turn a bowl of sour lemons into the best lemonade imaginable. This hutch at one time was a beautiful Ethan Allen solid maple piece some friends of mine had stored in their basement. They went on vacation and came home to 14″ of water in their basement due to their sump pump giving out. You can see the water level mark on the lower doors and it goes without saying…..it was destined for the burn pile. They contacted me asking if I wanted it to salvage the maple wood. I honestly didn’t want it that bad but they are both in their upper 70’s and my soft-hearted side wanted to help them out. It sat in the WoodGal shop for several months as I just didn’t have the heart to torch it. It hit me one day that I had a perfect place for it in my kitchen where I could put my microwave, coffee pot, some of my bigger baking pans and my wonderful Kitchen Aid mixer. It was a ton of fun to flip and it makes me wonder how many other burn pile destined pieces there are out there that I could get my hands on! I hope you enjoy! Oh one more thing……I love to promote the products that I totally believe in (no they didn’t pay me to say any of this!) so a big shout out to General Finishes for their Enduro Black Water Based Poly. I love, love, love this stuff and this is what I used for this “hutch flip”. Heck, it’s what I ALWAYS use whenever I need to create something in black. Check ’em out…..great company out of Wisconsin!
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