In the beginning …..

There was a kitchen too small for a growing family :

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The joiner Markus Berres was asked to renovate the existing kitchen with plain and simple light wood.

The choice was between ash and maple and fell to maple wood.

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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.

He meanwhile had marked out the kitchen on his drawing board:

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And designed supplementary kitchen furniture.

 

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To continue with the different door the following steps are

executed: the grooving, the tenonning, the glueing

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For each cupboard door the following steps are executed: grooving, tenonning, and glueing

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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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Drilling for the parts that are put together with dowels

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A second sanding is undertaken and the parts can then be put together

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