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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 06-09-2021 07:29 PM 736 reads 0 times favorited 55 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our 1898 house needs a kitchen upgrade from what we originally did in 1992 (with a few tweaks since then, but nothing major).

Before:

Doorway on the left heads to the dining room. It’s too small. Ceiling needs repair, new lighting, new floor, flipped kitchen design as well. So all needed to be stripped to the basics.

Add a temp wall in prep for lam beams.

Cut new opening.

Lams in place.

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A bit of wiring because work areas are changing, stove is moving across the room, etc.

Insulated south wall, and low voltage LEDs were located per kitchen dwgs and installed. Ye Olde Plumb Bob was clutch for that activity.

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Not much to write about, but there’s sheetrock on the ceiling.

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Sheetrock on walls!

Taping and mudding will begin in earnest now (hiring a pro for that!)

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Final sanding tomorrow, then mud and tape is done and we’re on to painting!

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Painting!

And, can (LED puck) light install done!

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Color!

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Officially ready for cabinets, and they ship the first week of July. Floor scrubbed, luan down and done. I finished ahead of schedule, huzzah!

More to come in this singular blog entry for Kitchen Mod 2021, thanks for looking.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -



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#1 posted 06-09-2021 07:38 PM

Woot!

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 06-09-2021 07:39 PM

kind of glad it’s you and not me, although i’d love to be close enough to help!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 06-09-2021 07:39 PM

Guess you don’t mess around when you figure it’s time to renovate, Smitty.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 06-09-2021 07:41 PM

Having recently been there – very nice work.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#5 posted 06-09-2021 08:16 PM

I liked the before, so I’m excited to see the after!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#6 posted 06-09-2021 08:20 PM

If that is what you call, “a little tweaking”, I’d hate to see a full on remodel.

Best of luck to you.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#7 posted 06-09-2021 08:26 PM

Hey that looks an awful lot like the state of my home renovation lol. Starting to love the bare studs look. Might try to start a trend so I can just call it done already. Good luck! Will be following.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#8 posted 06-09-2021 09:27 PM

Smitty – one of the things I did when I was putting in the walls was to put a little boric acid in the walls, around penetrations, and under the flooring. This gives you long term protection from ants and other things you don’t want in your house.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#9 posted 06-09-2021 09:32 PM

Under the floor sounds like a great idea?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#10 posted 06-09-2021 09:33 PM

Ambitious, aren’t we?

I envy your drive and skill. I know myself enough now after almost seventy years,bought a brand new house!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#11 posted 06-10-2021 12:15 AM

Didn’t even mind layin down to look at the one Pic! Hope you’re havin fun!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#12 posted 06-10-2021 12:27 AM

Wow!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#13 posted 06-10-2021 12:45 PM

Added pics above. Thanks for all the comments, fellas! We’re moving along!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#14 posted 06-10-2021 01:41 PM

Truckin’ on along! Gonna be mighty nice when it’s done :-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#15 posted 06-10-2021 10:06 PM

been there done that,hope i dont have too again but the wife keeps hinting it’s time for an upgrade.ive been delaying it by giving her new door and drawer fronts recently.it’s buyin me time until i die-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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