I built two mini cabinets (Spice Racks) that are beside the microwave and fill in the space between it and the two cabinets on each side.
The original soffit was about 12” high like the builders put up. I tore them out and made them shorter so the cabinets could be taller.
I did fine a couple of water pipes and a sink drain so I couldn’t make a totally flat ceiling but I ended up with a 4” soffit. Two 2X4’s and some drywall.
I then decided to cover the front of the soffit with the same veneer and wood that was used for the cabinets.
I glued veneer on 3/8” popular boards and nailed them to the 2X4. Then I came back and put the style and rails up with a micro pinner. Thew were held in place with tape as I installed them. The style and rails allowed me to cover any gaps between the ceiling and the veneered board. I also put a piece on the bottom of the soffit facing to go back over the drywall and cover any gaps there. The style and rail material was cut about1/16” thick. All of the design has sapwood at the tops of the doors and on the face of the doors and drawers and then heart wood on the sides and bottoms. The sapwood on all doors is two tome, white on the bottom and heartwood on the top. On the drawer fronts is was all sapwood. It was getting tougher to find pieces that were two toned.
If you notice one busted handle I guess I must have cracked it during installation. Need to install another support piece.
All the cabinets are done I need to put just a little edge on the spice rack drawers to keep items from wanting to fall out when the drawers are opened.
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