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"Before" Pics

Here are a few pictures of our kitchen layout before demo started. Hopefully, the changes and updates we make will provide a Tuscany look, which is what SWMBO is asking for.

These pics give an over view looking from left to right. Not a big kitchen, but not cramped either.

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Work has already started. More pics coming soon.
 

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"Before" Pics

Here are a few pictures of our kitchen layout before demo started. Hopefully, the changes and updates we make will provide a Tuscany look, which is what SWMBO is asking for.

These pics give an over view looking from left to right. Not a big kitchen, but not cramped either.

Fixture Cabinetry Door Kitchen appliance Home appliance


Cabinetry Property Countertop Kitchen appliance Kitchen


Cabinetry Countertop Property Kitchen appliance Kitchen stove


Cabinetry Countertop Kitchen appliance Kitchen stove Drawer


Cabinetry Property Furniture Building Countertop


Work has already started. More pics coming soon.
Mike,
Good Luck with the new cabinets.

Keep us posted.
Work Safely and have Fun. - Len
 

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The Plan

The time has finally come to remodel our kitchen. I have been building a few cabinets for other people but now it is our turn.

We bought this house in the summer of 1987. It was four years old. But now it is paid for, the kids have flown the coop, and we can finally redo the kitchen. My wife has an idea of what she wants so that is the way it will be. :)

After a lot of research and head scratchin', here are a few of the basic things that will be incorporated.

  • Knotty Alder for the face frames, doors and drawer fronts
  • Doors and drawer fronts to be outsourced - most likely Evans Custom Cabinet Doors, Brenham, Tx
  • 5/8 inch drawer boxes with dovetail joints in front, dado back.
  • 3/4 inch prefinished birch plywood for the upper cabinets (top, bottom, sides, shelves) w/ 1/2 inch prefinished backs.
  • Blum soft close door hinges
  • General Finishes Colonial Maple gel stain w/ Van ******************** glaze added
  • Final finish to be determined later
  • New rectangular sink to replace dual existing 90 deg basin sink
  • Custom utensil drawer
  • Dual pull out trash bin receptacles
  • Full extension soft close drawer slides
  • New diagonal corner cabinets with lazy Susan in each upper cabinet corner (two)
  • New cabinet above refrigerator (lots of storage)
  • New countertop (Silstone)

I don't have actual CAD drawings to go by other than plans for the corner cabinets drawn by MobilePaul. I do have sketches on graph paper that will work just fine. All I need is the idea and the measurements of the wall and cabinet size.

If all goes well, my workflow should go something like this.

  1. Remove upper cabs. I have already found a new home for them. My son in laws mom & dad are coming to pick them up. He will be putting them in his shop.
  2. Run new electrical as needed - an electrician will be doing this; not me.
  3. Build face frames, stain and put a coat or two of finish on them. My wife is doing that.
  4. Build cabinet carcases and attach face frames with pocket screws. No screws will be visible.
  5. Install diagonal corner cabinets first and work out from there.
  6. Apply glaze and final clear finish.
  7. Install microwave in it's new location and plug it in!!!
  8. Install new vent hood over stove.

After the upper cabs are complete and installed, we will turn our attention to the lower ones.
Hope to have everything done in time for Thanksgiving dinner! At least that is the plan.
Stay tuned. Lots of pics to follow.
Mike
 

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Demo Time!

Phase 1 of the demo is complete. We will replace the uppers, put everything back in service, then replace the lower cabinets.

The cabinets were installed with screws so it was a simple matter of removing the screws and taking the cabinets down. We did remove the doors, then put them back on after they were on the floor. Regardless of what you might see on the TV DIY shows, no cabinets were damaged in this demo! :)

We now have a clean slate. a bit holey, but clean all the same. I plan to patch the holes above the stove.

Love these cabinet jacks. I got the idea from this article.
Wood Gas Tool Hardwood Machine

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood

Property Shelf Wood Rectangle Wood stain


Sometimes, I just need to get out of her way! :) She is anxious to get this job complete.
Wood Interior design Flooring Floor Kitchen


Cabinetry Property Countertop Sink Gas stove


Cabinetry Property Countertop Kitchen appliance Kitchen stove


Flooring Output device Gas Machine Technology


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Demo Time!

Phase 1 of the demo is complete. We will replace the uppers, put everything back in service, then replace the lower cabinets.

The cabinets were installed with screws so it was a simple matter of removing the screws and taking the cabinets down. We did remove the doors, then put them back on after they were on the floor. Regardless of what you might see on the TV DIY shows, no cabinets were damaged in this demo! :)

We now have a clean slate. a bit holey, but clean all the same. I plan to patch the holes above the stove.

Love these cabinet jacks. I got the idea from this article.
Wood Gas Tool Hardwood Machine

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood

Property Shelf Wood Rectangle Wood stain


Sometimes, I just need to get out of her way! :) She is anxious to get this job complete.
Wood Interior design Flooring Floor Kitchen


Cabinetry Property Countertop Sink Gas stove


Cabinetry Property Countertop Kitchen appliance Kitchen stove


Flooring Output device Gas Machine Technology


Property Cabinetry Gas stove Laundry room Wood


Cabinetry Furniture Gas stove Cooktop Kitchen stove


Cabinetry Countertop Kitchen Kitchen appliance Wood
nice work thats one way to use a bar clamp.
 

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Demo Time!

Phase 1 of the demo is complete. We will replace the uppers, put everything back in service, then replace the lower cabinets.

The cabinets were installed with screws so it was a simple matter of removing the screws and taking the cabinets down. We did remove the doors, then put them back on after they were on the floor. Regardless of what you might see on the TV DIY shows, no cabinets were damaged in this demo! :)

We now have a clean slate. a bit holey, but clean all the same. I plan to patch the holes above the stove.

Love these cabinet jacks. I got the idea from this article.
Wood Gas Tool Hardwood Machine

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood

Property Shelf Wood Rectangle Wood stain


Sometimes, I just need to get out of her way! :) She is anxious to get this job complete.
Wood Interior design Flooring Floor Kitchen


Cabinetry Property Countertop Sink Gas stove


Cabinetry Property Countertop Kitchen appliance Kitchen stove


Flooring Output device Gas Machine Technology


Property Cabinetry Gas stove Laundry room Wood


Cabinetry Furniture Gas stove Cooktop Kitchen stove


Cabinetry Countertop Kitchen Kitchen appliance Wood
I remember that you built new cabinets in your shop, will some of these make their way to the shop too?

Work Safely and have Fun. - Len.
 

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Demo Time!

Phase 1 of the demo is complete. We will replace the uppers, put everything back in service, then replace the lower cabinets.

The cabinets were installed with screws so it was a simple matter of removing the screws and taking the cabinets down. We did remove the doors, then put them back on after they were on the floor. Regardless of what you might see on the TV DIY shows, no cabinets were damaged in this demo! :)

We now have a clean slate. a bit holey, but clean all the same. I plan to patch the holes above the stove.

Love these cabinet jacks. I got the idea from this article.
Wood Gas Tool Hardwood Machine

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood

Property Shelf Wood Rectangle Wood stain


Sometimes, I just need to get out of her way! :) She is anxious to get this job complete.
Wood Interior design Flooring Floor Kitchen


Cabinetry Property Countertop Sink Gas stove


Cabinetry Property Countertop Kitchen appliance Kitchen stove


Flooring Output device Gas Machine Technology


Property Cabinetry Gas stove Laundry room Wood


Cabinetry Furniture Gas stove Cooktop Kitchen stove


Cabinetry Countertop Kitchen Kitchen appliance Wood
I remember that you built new cabinets in your shop, will some of these make their way to the shop too?

Work Safely and have Fun. - Len.

- GrandpaLen
No sir. I have run out of room. :-( My son-in-law's mom and dad are coming to pick them up tomorrow…for their shop/craft room.
 

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Demo Time!

Phase 1 of the demo is complete. We will replace the uppers, put everything back in service, then replace the lower cabinets.

The cabinets were installed with screws so it was a simple matter of removing the screws and taking the cabinets down. We did remove the doors, then put them back on after they were on the floor. Regardless of what you might see on the TV DIY shows, no cabinets were damaged in this demo! :)

We now have a clean slate. a bit holey, but clean all the same. I plan to patch the holes above the stove.

Love these cabinet jacks. I got the idea from this article.
Wood Gas Tool Hardwood Machine

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood

Property Shelf Wood Rectangle Wood stain


Sometimes, I just need to get out of her way! :) She is anxious to get this job complete.
Wood Interior design Flooring Floor Kitchen


Cabinetry Property Countertop Sink Gas stove


Cabinetry Property Countertop Kitchen appliance Kitchen stove


Flooring Output device Gas Machine Technology


Property Cabinetry Gas stove Laundry room Wood


Cabinetry Furniture Gas stove Cooktop Kitchen stove


Cabinetry Countertop Kitchen Kitchen appliance Wood
Coming along nicely. The cabinet jack is gr8!
 

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Demo Time!

Phase 1 of the demo is complete. We will replace the uppers, put everything back in service, then replace the lower cabinets.

The cabinets were installed with screws so it was a simple matter of removing the screws and taking the cabinets down. We did remove the doors, then put them back on after they were on the floor. Regardless of what you might see on the TV DIY shows, no cabinets were damaged in this demo! :)

We now have a clean slate. a bit holey, but clean all the same. I plan to patch the holes above the stove.

Love these cabinet jacks. I got the idea from this article.
Wood Gas Tool Hardwood Machine

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood

Property Shelf Wood Rectangle Wood stain


Sometimes, I just need to get out of her way! :) She is anxious to get this job complete.
Wood Interior design Flooring Floor Kitchen


Cabinetry Property Countertop Sink Gas stove


Cabinetry Property Countertop Kitchen appliance Kitchen stove


Flooring Output device Gas Machine Technology


Property Cabinetry Gas stove Laundry room Wood


Cabinetry Furniture Gas stove Cooktop Kitchen stove


Cabinetry Countertop Kitchen Kitchen appliance Wood
Thanks. The old cabinets were picked up yesterday. We should make good progress this coming week building face frames, carcasses, rerouting some electrical and patching the drywall.
 

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Demo Time!

Phase 1 of the demo is complete. We will replace the uppers, put everything back in service, then replace the lower cabinets.

The cabinets were installed with screws so it was a simple matter of removing the screws and taking the cabinets down. We did remove the doors, then put them back on after they were on the floor. Regardless of what you might see on the TV DIY shows, no cabinets were damaged in this demo! :)

We now have a clean slate. a bit holey, but clean all the same. I plan to patch the holes above the stove.

Love these cabinet jacks. I got the idea from this article.
Wood Gas Tool Hardwood Machine

Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain Hardwood

Property Shelf Wood Rectangle Wood stain


Sometimes, I just need to get out of her way! :) She is anxious to get this job complete.
Wood Interior design Flooring Floor Kitchen


Cabinetry Property Countertop Sink Gas stove


Cabinetry Property Countertop Kitchen appliance Kitchen stove


Flooring Output device Gas Machine Technology


Property Cabinetry Gas stove Laundry room Wood


Cabinetry Furniture Gas stove Cooktop Kitchen stove


Cabinetry Countertop Kitchen Kitchen appliance Wood
Love the cabinet jacks. Wonderful creative idea.
 

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Building the Upper Cabinets

We have been building the upper cabinets. Two more to go. The face frames are knotty alder stained with General Finishes Colonial Maple. After a couple of coats of clear finish they received a glaze application. General Finishes Van ******************** Brown did the trick. Then it was several more coats of Parks Pro Finishes Clear Satin. I lightly sanded between coats. I really like the way they turned out.

The carcases are 3/4 inch prefinished birch with 1/2 inch backs. Each side is dadoed top and bottom with a rabbit along the back of each one. That makes for a nice, square box and once it is glued, screwed and stapled, it is rock solid. The face frames were attached to the boxes using pocket hole construction and glue.

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Had to do a little drywall repair and relocate the electrical for the vent hood.
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Got the 2×4's attached to the wall. I shot a line using a laser. Just about ready to go.
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Lots of shelf pin holes for these guys (39 inches tall).
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Test fit
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Lazy Susan's rear. :)
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Everything is falling into place.
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Stick around. There is more to come.
Mike
 

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Building the Upper Cabinets

We have been building the upper cabinets. Two more to go. The face frames are knotty alder stained with General Finishes Colonial Maple. After a couple of coats of clear finish they received a glaze application. General Finishes Van ******************** Brown did the trick. Then it was several more coats of Parks Pro Finishes Clear Satin. I lightly sanded between coats. I really like the way they turned out.

The carcases are 3/4 inch prefinished birch with 1/2 inch backs. Each side is dadoed top and bottom with a rabbit along the back of each one. That makes for a nice, square box and once it is glued, screwed and stapled, it is rock solid. The face frames were attached to the boxes using pocket hole construction and glue.

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Wood Musical instrument Machine tool Composite material Gas


Property Furniture Building Cabinetry Wood


Property Interior design Table Building Wood


Had to do a little drywall repair and relocate the electrical for the vent hood.
Wood Rectangle Wall Font Gas


Got the 2×4's attached to the wall. I shot a line using a laser. Just about ready to go.
Cabinetry Building Wood Countertop Interior design


Lots of shelf pin holes for these guys (39 inches tall).
Wood Rectangle Hardwood Wood stain Composite material


Test fit
Jeans Wood Hardwood Bed frame Flooring


Joint Jeans Cabinetry Drawer Chest of drawers


Lazy Susan's rear. :)
Shelving Wood Shelf Flooring Lamp


Shelf Shelving Wood Cabinetry Flooring


Cabinetry Wood Interior design Shelving Shelf


Everything is falling into place.
Property Building Wood Flooring Wood stain


Cabinetry Property Building Furniture Countertop


Stick around. There is more to come.
Mike
looking up good work.
 

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Building the Upper Cabinets

We have been building the upper cabinets. Two more to go. The face frames are knotty alder stained with General Finishes Colonial Maple. After a couple of coats of clear finish they received a glaze application. General Finishes Van ******************** Brown did the trick. Then it was several more coats of Parks Pro Finishes Clear Satin. I lightly sanded between coats. I really like the way they turned out.

The carcases are 3/4 inch prefinished birch with 1/2 inch backs. Each side is dadoed top and bottom with a rabbit along the back of each one. That makes for a nice, square box and once it is glued, screwed and stapled, it is rock solid. The face frames were attached to the boxes using pocket hole construction and glue.

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Wood Musical instrument Machine tool Composite material Gas


Property Furniture Building Cabinetry Wood


Property Interior design Table Building Wood


Had to do a little drywall repair and relocate the electrical for the vent hood.
Wood Rectangle Wall Font Gas


Got the 2×4's attached to the wall. I shot a line using a laser. Just about ready to go.
Cabinetry Building Wood Countertop Interior design


Lots of shelf pin holes for these guys (39 inches tall).
Wood Rectangle Hardwood Wood stain Composite material


Test fit
Jeans Wood Hardwood Bed frame Flooring


Joint Jeans Cabinetry Drawer Chest of drawers


Lazy Susan's rear. :)
Shelving Wood Shelf Flooring Lamp


Shelf Shelving Wood Cabinetry Flooring


Cabinetry Wood Interior design Shelving Shelf


Everything is falling into place.
Property Building Wood Flooring Wood stain


Cabinetry Property Building Furniture Countertop


Stick around. There is more to come.
Mike
Nice work Mike.
 

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Building the Upper Cabinets

We have been building the upper cabinets. Two more to go. The face frames are knotty alder stained with General Finishes Colonial Maple. After a couple of coats of clear finish they received a glaze application. General Finishes Van ******************** Brown did the trick. Then it was several more coats of Parks Pro Finishes Clear Satin. I lightly sanded between coats. I really like the way they turned out.

The carcases are 3/4 inch prefinished birch with 1/2 inch backs. Each side is dadoed top and bottom with a rabbit along the back of each one. That makes for a nice, square box and once it is glued, screwed and stapled, it is rock solid. The face frames were attached to the boxes using pocket hole construction and glue.

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Wood Musical instrument Machine tool Composite material Gas


Property Furniture Building Cabinetry Wood


Property Interior design Table Building Wood


Had to do a little drywall repair and relocate the electrical for the vent hood.
Wood Rectangle Wall Font Gas


Got the 2×4's attached to the wall. I shot a line using a laser. Just about ready to go.
Cabinetry Building Wood Countertop Interior design


Lots of shelf pin holes for these guys (39 inches tall).
Wood Rectangle Hardwood Wood stain Composite material


Test fit
Jeans Wood Hardwood Bed frame Flooring


Joint Jeans Cabinetry Drawer Chest of drawers


Lazy Susan's rear. :)
Shelving Wood Shelf Flooring Lamp


Shelf Shelving Wood Cabinetry Flooring


Cabinetry Wood Interior design Shelving Shelf


Everything is falling into place.
Property Building Wood Flooring Wood stain


Cabinetry Property Building Furniture Countertop


Stick around. There is more to come.
Mike
Very good Mike.

My nephew was in the midst of building his when he got struck with shingles. He had been operating under the assumption that you had to be old to get shingles, now he either knows better or is older than his chronological age.

Get the vaccination!
 

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Building the Upper Cabinets

We have been building the upper cabinets. Two more to go. The face frames are knotty alder stained with General Finishes Colonial Maple. After a couple of coats of clear finish they received a glaze application. General Finishes Van ******************** Brown did the trick. Then it was several more coats of Parks Pro Finishes Clear Satin. I lightly sanded between coats. I really like the way they turned out.

The carcases are 3/4 inch prefinished birch with 1/2 inch backs. Each side is dadoed top and bottom with a rabbit along the back of each one. That makes for a nice, square box and once it is glued, screwed and stapled, it is rock solid. The face frames were attached to the boxes using pocket hole construction and glue.

Wood Gas Machine tool Machine Hardwood


Wood Musical instrument Machine tool Composite material Gas


Property Furniture Building Cabinetry Wood


Property Interior design Table Building Wood


Had to do a little drywall repair and relocate the electrical for the vent hood.
Wood Rectangle Wall Font Gas


Got the 2×4's attached to the wall. I shot a line using a laser. Just about ready to go.
Cabinetry Building Wood Countertop Interior design


Lots of shelf pin holes for these guys (39 inches tall).
Wood Rectangle Hardwood Wood stain Composite material


Test fit
Jeans Wood Hardwood Bed frame Flooring


Joint Jeans Cabinetry Drawer Chest of drawers


Lazy Susan's rear. :)
Shelving Wood Shelf Flooring Lamp


Shelf Shelving Wood Cabinetry Flooring


Cabinetry Wood Interior design Shelving Shelf


Everything is falling into place.
Property Building Wood Flooring Wood stain


Cabinetry Property Building Furniture Countertop


Stick around. There is more to come.
Mike
Lotsa pieces n parts that'll turn into some super nice cabinets.
 

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Installing the upper Cabinets

Not bad for a lazy Sunday afternoon's work. We have installed everything I have assembled. I will have to make a 1/8th - 3/16 inch filler strip to fit where the cabinet clamps are. I held off building the cabinet for above the refrigerator. I need some good measurements…and probably a thin filler strip also. Dang crooked walls.

Getting old and having bad knees can make this work unpleasant at times. Fortunately, my helper still has plenty of get up and go! Plus it's her kitchen afterall!

These pics brings this project up to date. Next week I will start on the base cabinets. More pics to come in the near future.
Mike

The installer is here!
Sleeve Wood Waist Elbow Long hair

Did I mention how much I like those cabinet jacks? They work great!
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Right side is done.
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And the left side.
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First things first. Gottat get the Tony Chachere's Seasoning in the cabinet first!
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Installing the upper Cabinets

Not bad for a lazy Sunday afternoon's work. We have installed everything I have assembled. I will have to make a 1/8th - 3/16 inch filler strip to fit where the cabinet clamps are. I held off building the cabinet for above the refrigerator. I need some good measurements…and probably a thin filler strip also. Dang crooked walls.

Getting old and having bad knees can make this work unpleasant at times. Fortunately, my helper still has plenty of get up and go! Plus it's her kitchen afterall!

These pics brings this project up to date. Next week I will start on the base cabinets. More pics to come in the near future.
Mike

The installer is here!
Sleeve Wood Waist Elbow Long hair

Did I mention how much I like those cabinet jacks? They work great!
Cabinetry Wood Flooring Floor Countertop


Right side is done.
Window Building Cabinetry Wood Countertop


And the left side.
Cabinetry Furniture Property Countertop Wood


Property Cabinetry Interior design Wood Building


First things first. Gottat get the Tony Chachere's Seasoning in the cabinet first!
Shelf Shelving Wood Bookcase Hardwood
Looks great so far.
 

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Installing the upper Cabinets

Not bad for a lazy Sunday afternoon's work. We have installed everything I have assembled. I will have to make a 1/8th - 3/16 inch filler strip to fit where the cabinet clamps are. I held off building the cabinet for above the refrigerator. I need some good measurements…and probably a thin filler strip also. Dang crooked walls.

Getting old and having bad knees can make this work unpleasant at times. Fortunately, my helper still has plenty of get up and go! Plus it's her kitchen afterall!

These pics brings this project up to date. Next week I will start on the base cabinets. More pics to come in the near future.
Mike

The installer is here!
Sleeve Wood Waist Elbow Long hair

Did I mention how much I like those cabinet jacks? They work great!
Cabinetry Wood Flooring Floor Countertop


Right side is done.
Window Building Cabinetry Wood Countertop


And the left side.
Cabinetry Furniture Property Countertop Wood


Property Cabinetry Interior design Wood Building


First things first. Gottat get the Tony Chachere's Seasoning in the cabinet first!
Shelf Shelving Wood Bookcase Hardwood
Gratification and motivation, all in a days work.

Coming together quite nicely, Mike.

Work Safely and have Fun. - Len
 

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Installing the upper Cabinets

Not bad for a lazy Sunday afternoon's work. We have installed everything I have assembled. I will have to make a 1/8th - 3/16 inch filler strip to fit where the cabinet clamps are. I held off building the cabinet for above the refrigerator. I need some good measurements…and probably a thin filler strip also. Dang crooked walls.

Getting old and having bad knees can make this work unpleasant at times. Fortunately, my helper still has plenty of get up and go! Plus it's her kitchen afterall!

These pics brings this project up to date. Next week I will start on the base cabinets. More pics to come in the near future.
Mike

The installer is here!
Sleeve Wood Waist Elbow Long hair

Did I mention how much I like those cabinet jacks? They work great!
Cabinetry Wood Flooring Floor Countertop


Right side is done.
Window Building Cabinetry Wood Countertop


And the left side.
Cabinetry Furniture Property Countertop Wood


Property Cabinetry Interior design Wood Building


First things first. Gottat get the Tony Chachere's Seasoning in the cabinet first!
Shelf Shelving Wood Bookcase Hardwood
looking great mike!!!
 

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Installing the upper Cabinets

Not bad for a lazy Sunday afternoon's work. We have installed everything I have assembled. I will have to make a 1/8th - 3/16 inch filler strip to fit where the cabinet clamps are. I held off building the cabinet for above the refrigerator. I need some good measurements…and probably a thin filler strip also. Dang crooked walls.

Getting old and having bad knees can make this work unpleasant at times. Fortunately, my helper still has plenty of get up and go! Plus it's her kitchen afterall!

These pics brings this project up to date. Next week I will start on the base cabinets. More pics to come in the near future.
Mike

The installer is here!
Sleeve Wood Waist Elbow Long hair

Did I mention how much I like those cabinet jacks? They work great!
Cabinetry Wood Flooring Floor Countertop


Right side is done.
Window Building Cabinetry Wood Countertop


And the left side.
Cabinetry Furniture Property Countertop Wood


Property Cabinetry Interior design Wood Building


First things first. Gottat get the Tony Chachere's Seasoning in the cabinet first!
Shelf Shelving Wood Bookcase Hardwood
Thank you. The shelves are being reloaded. Doesn't look like anything has been accomplished, but it has. I had to trim the edge banding on all of the shelves. My wife was busy emptying the boxes and putting everything in place.

This afternoon, I made some spacers for the vent hood, and just finished installing it. It passed the smoke test! :)

I made the 7/64th's filler strip and got it stained. Hopefully, I can get some finish on it and install it tomorrow.

We started clearing out the two bottom corner cabinets between the refrigerator and stove. Those will be the first two to get replaced. That way, The rest of the kitchen can remain functional a little longer. :)

More to come later.
Mike
 

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