kitchen cabinets #14: A temporary situation

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Blog entry by MC posted 07-03-2017 11:54 PM 1730 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: First Lower Cabinets Installed Part 14 of kitchen cabinets series Part 15: Back at it. »

I spent this weekend moving us back into the kitchen. I made a temporary countertop out of melanine and installed a $15 sink with a $17 faucet. It is not pretty but functional while I work on the other side of the kitchen.

I also installed the vent hood that has been sitting on the floor since March.

As for the cabinets, I had incorporated into the cabinet design a filler strip between the dishwasher and sink. This was to allow the door to open without rubbing into the sink bump out. I had forgotten about it until I was standing there scratching my head wondering why I had such a large gap between the sink and far right cabinet.

I started work on the next cabinet but do not have anything to show other than some panels I have cut. Hope to make some more progress next weekend.

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#1 posted 07-04-2017 04:46 AM

Just keep plugging away at it. It’s going to be a fabulous kitchen when you’re done.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#2 posted 07-04-2017 01:01 PM

Nice high end appliances to go with the awesome cherry cabinets. Curious if those are the face frames for the cabinets leaned up against the wall in the stove pic?? Did you run the stove hood vent all the way thru the roof?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 07-04-2017 02:03 PM

Thanks for the comments.

The vent does not go all the way through the roof. The previous design had an island cooktop with a downdraft vent; a really bad design for a gas range. The new vent line makes a 90 degree turn through the back wall and a second 90 degree turn to the left to go out the back of the house. The turns and length pipe increase the size blower required. Lots of info on the internet on how to calculate the size blower required. The hood is made by a company out of California, Extreme Air. Good product at a reasonable price.

Those are the face frames for the remaining cabinets. Just need to build the cases.

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