Mike and Pat's Kitchen Remodel #7: Lower Cabinet Construction and Installation

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Blog entry by MT_Stringer posted 09-14-2014 07:23 PM 9019 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Lower Cabinets Demo Part 7 of Mike and Pat's Kitchen Remodel series Part 8: Drawer Construction »

With the old cabinets gone, it was time to build the new ones. Our plan includes ladder frames to help make leveling the cabinets easier. Also, the cabinet sides are cut 31 inches long which allows 6 sides per sheet of plywood.

We had a little help shopping for the vinyl toe kick. :-) Gotta love those grandkids.

Then it was time to build some boxes and set them in place. Everything turned out as planned.

This cabinet has four small drawers and a dual trash can pull out. The old can is history!

Two more assembled and set in place.

Next up was the big sink base for the new 33 inch wide sink.

Add in a pair of diagonal corner cabinets and our construction phase is complete. The drawer slides are 28 inches long allowing bigger drawers for each corner.

How many of you have your very own cabinet person? :-) Love that girl!

All cabinets have been leveled, screwed to each other and anchored to the wall. The upper doors will be ready tomorrow. Yipee! I will turn in the order for the drawer fronts while we are there.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#1 posted 09-14-2014 08:20 PM

nice work.

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#2 posted 09-14-2014 10:21 PM

It is a lot of work, but you’re doing great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 09-15-2014 11:43 AM

Coming together very nicely.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 09-15-2014 05:07 PM

My helper will be celebrating her 70th birthday in a few months so she doesn’t climb around inside the projects much anymore, but is still a willing 3rd hand on occasion, bless her heart. A couple of my grandkids and my 6 yr. old great-grandson have come to love the smell of fresh cut lumber in the morning, so I have help just a phone call away.

Your cabinets are looking beautiful and the new amenities for kitchen cabinets are wonderful.
Projects that put a smile on your partner’s face are always rewarding. “Happy Wife, Happy Life.”

Best Regards. – Len
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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