Kitchen Cabnets

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Project by Lee posted 02-17-2015 02:03 PM 1616 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, after getting the “thumbs up” from the wife, on the bathroom vanity, the kitchen was next. Actually, we did a living room and kitchen remodel. Hopefully we will never have to do that again, in my lifetime!

The cabinets are simple shaker style. We couldn’t afford to go with granite on the counters, at that point (maybe later), so the counters and floors are laminate. The cabinet caucuses are made of cabinet grade ply, the rails and stiles are Select Pine and the panels are oak.

The first pic is of the remodel complete. Second pic is of a hide-a-way step ladder. The new cabinets go to the ceiling, and a ladder is needed to reach them. The third picture is of some compartments that normally are just fake drawer fronts, under the sink. The forth picture is of a towel rack, on the door under the sink. And the last picture is a “before” shot. Yes, they were in dire need of replacing…

-- Lee

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#1 posted 02-17-2015 09:20 PM

Wow! Nice job.
I need to do this too!
Thank you for sharing.

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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#2 posted 02-17-2015 09:29 PM

you did a great job

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#3 posted 02-17-2015 09:29 PM


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#4 posted 02-18-2015 03:02 AM

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing. Where does the design come from? What’s the stain/finish? How long did the cabinetry take to finish? Thanks!

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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#5 posted 02-18-2015 03:22 AM

nice job, the previous ones…. were a beauty haha.

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#6 posted 02-18-2015 03:32 AM

Can’t believe you ditched the shot glass cabinet…

-- -Sam, in Wisconsin

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#7 posted 02-18-2015 04:04 AM

Really nice cabinets

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 02-18-2015 04:09 AM

Thanks Bill, David and Tim!

Harum, the upper cabinets, and the sink cabinet are mostly copies from the old ones. Except that I removed the spacing between the ceiling and the cabinets, and made the cabinets taller, to reach the ceiling. We have a small kitchen, as you can see, so we needed the extra shelves. The lower corner shelf was from planes from Pintrest. And the lower drawer cabinet, I just changed the cabinet doors to drawers. The stain (which I can’t remember the color) and poly finish are both Minwax.

Sorry Joe, if I hadn’t thrown them in the dump, I’d have offered them to ya!! LOL

Sam, I didn’t ditch the shot glass cabinet, it just got moved. And actually, it’s pretty much in the same place, we just closed off that hole in the wall to be able to add another cabinet. But the shot glasses (against the Wife’s wishes), are back on the wall, just seen from the living room side.

-- Lee

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#9 posted 02-18-2015 04:23 AM


Congratulations on a great new kitchen. And welcome to LJs.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#10 posted 02-18-2015 05:22 AM

That looks great. Great job on the new kitchen and welcome to LJs

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#11 posted 02-18-2015 04:46 PM

You did a nice job on this kitchen. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 03-25-2015 04:11 PM

Thanks for both the compliments and the welcoming. Can’t get enough of looking at projects from others. Wish there were more time in the day for building!!

-- Lee

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