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In the beginning there was a kitchen too small for a growing family . The joiner Markus Berres was asked to renovate the existing kitchen and build some more shelves and furniture with plain and simple light wood.
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The choice was between ash
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and maple and fell on maple
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The next step was to find a sawmill selling this type of wood in good enough quantities. Up in the high Corbières at the Duran sawmill sufficient wood was stocked under good conditions

 

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Once transported to the workshop in St André de Roquelongue Markus selected the boards to be re- sawn, trimmed, edged and planed.
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zuerst wird der Aufriss angezeichnet
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crosscutting
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sawing

to trim, to edge , aviver parallelement, besäumen

at the surface planer, dégauchir, abrichten
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planing
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He meanwhile had marked out the kitchen on his drawing board
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and designed supplementary kitchen furniture

 

 

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controlling the straightness of the boards

 

screwclamp, serre joint, Schraubzwinge
glueing and installing the clamps
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sanding with tape grinder
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The pieces can then be cut to the planned size, moulded with dovetails, the burr borders are produced and also moulded with dovetails
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A second sanding is undertaken and the parts can then be put together
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Now for the final thorough sanding, cleaning and oiling. The linseed oil should be allowed to dry out for at least 3 days and
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it is then is fleeced, waxed and polished
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After the final polishing the wood appears with a deep and beautiful shine

 

 

 

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Once all parts of the kitchen are assembled all is packed and transported to the client’s premises where the installation takes place.
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following the client’s wishes all details are respected…
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placing the skirting of stainless steel, harmonising the wood with the kitchen utensils

 

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true to size cutlery drawer

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till finally the kitchen turned out into a masterpiece of wooden beauty

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