We bought a house that was built in the 1930’s from a Sears & Roebuck catalog. In keeping with the existing cabinets (which she decided we love), I had to build her some uppers to go above the stove. Of course.this meant remodeling the entire kitchen. The existing cabinets are pine everything. Chromed hinges and handles with glass knobs on the doors. After stripping out the old BX wiring and running more conventional electrics, and replacing all the 1/4 inch hardboard walls with 1/2 inch rock, I got to paint the walls and start on the uppers!. My first time building cabinets was not so bad but, there were minor challenges. I mounted the doors too close together and didn’t account for hinge space. Silly me, thinking of euro hinges. I used 3/4 birch for the carcasses and 3/4 pine for the face and doors with 1/4inch birch panels. (I could not bring myself to do pine panels) Stained with Cherry#235 and 2 coats of semi gloss poly, with a light sanding in between.
The spice rack is pine with a 1/4 inch birch panel in the middle. Old style deco hinges mounted to the face frame. There is a 1/8” clearance when opening the spice rack. That was pure luck! I had it figured to 3/4”. I had to move the door catch from the middle,to the top because of that. You know what though? She likes it! Now she’s allowing me to start the lowers! Wish me luck everyone! Here are the pics. The first one is obviously the before.
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