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Mike and Pat's Kitchen Remodel #5: Installing the upper Cabinets

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Blog entry by MT_Stringer posted 08-17-2014 11:28 PM 1112 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Building the Upper Cabinets Part 5 of Mike and Pat's Kitchen Remodel series Part 6: Lower Cabinets Demo »

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!

Did I mention how much I like those cabinet jacks? They work great!

Right side is done.

And the left side.

First things first. Gottat get the Tony Chachere’s Seasoning in the cabinet first!

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas



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stefang

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#1 posted 08-18-2014 08:53 AM

Looks great so far.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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GrandpaLen

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#2 posted 08-18-2014 02:30 PM

Gratification and motivation, all in a days work.

Coming together quite nicely, Mike.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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whitebeast88

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#3 posted 08-18-2014 08:52 PM

looking great mike!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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MT_Stringer

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#4 posted 08-18-2014 09:52 PM

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

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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MT_Stringer

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#5 posted 08-21-2014 02:54 AM

I spent some time today building a slender cabinet that fits at the end of the upper cabinets on the right side. My wife had seen one at the big box store and took pictures of it. I had included that in the original layout so there was room.

Basically, this cabinet looks like the end of the other cabinets with a decorative end panel. But the panel will be hinged. When opened, it will revel a shallow storage area for keys, pill bottles or whatever you can put in there. It is only 3 1/2 inches deep.

As soon as she gets the cabinet stained, I will spray the finish, install the back, and attach it to the other cabinet.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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MT_Stringer

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#6 posted 08-21-2014 03:18 AM

The upper cabinets are at near full capacity. :-)

Looks like we will be ordering doors this coming Friday.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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MT_Stringer

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#7 posted 08-24-2014 10:21 PM

The upper doors have been ordered.

And I finished the medicine cabinet/key locker and got it mounted in it’s place. Looks nice from my point of view.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Roger

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#8 posted 08-24-2014 11:50 PM

That is lookin so good.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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MT_Stringer

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#9 posted 08-25-2014 12:01 AM

Thanks. Things are coming along nicely.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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