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Blog entry by SteveMO posted 02-01-2009 11:24 PM 1159 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I’ve been updating my kitchen. Resurfaced the cabinets, built a new top, stone on the wall, new wood floors etc. Since the kids have moved on, I’ve decided to build an island with stools. The top will probably have stone recessed in the center to match the wall treatment. This will also allow us to set hot pans etc. on it. Right now I’m waiting on my new table saw to arrive, so I’ll begin the project as soon as it gets here. I’ll also be running crown molding from the living room into the kitchen and down the adjoining hallway. Here’s a couple of before and after shots of the work so far. The cabinets are maple, oak floor, black granite sink.





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#1 posted 02-02-2009 12:01 AM

excellent work…I expecially love the sink. I’ve never seen a black granite sink before, where did you get it? Also what kind of table saw are you waiting on?

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#2 posted 02-02-2009 12:20 AM

I’m wating on the Ridgid TS2410LS. It should be here tomorrow or the next day. The sink actually came from Home Depot but I don’t remember the manufacturer. We’ve been storing everything for quite awhile. The walls have been stripped of all wallpaper and redone a peanut butter color. Wall trim and crown molding will be white.
We recently redid the bathroom completely. I tore it down to bare studs and redid everything. My wife seems to love me more and more every project. :)


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#3 posted 02-04-2009 02:37 AM

Today my Ridgid TS2410LS arrived. Unpacked it and got it up and ready to go. Unfortunately the temp dropped about 20 degrees and the wind is moving at 20-30 mph. Needless to say, it’s almost below 0 wind chill. Came inside and registered the product and got the lifetime service agreement. Tomorrow I’m wiring up a new outlet and 20amp fuse for the saw and my compound miter saw. I’m also getting the materials for the island project. My wife is in charge of picking out stools and hardware. This weekend it’s supposed to be close to 60 deg. I should get a better idea how the saw performs by then. ZCI will be the 1st thing I put on it as well as an outfeed table. The crown molding is about 1/2 way completed. That’s it for today.

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#4 posted 02-04-2009 02:44 AM

good job so far. Looks like you have your work cut out for you…...........how many more projects on the honey do list?

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 02-04-2009 03:20 AM

After all this a 2 bedroom face lift. Then a trip to Destin, Florida for some rest. :) The entire house has been updated with wood floors. I also installed sliding glass doors in the kitchen. Of course, I had to add 2 decks in the back so you had something to walk out on. This home remodeling never ends. :)
deck

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#6 posted 02-04-2009 03:23 AM

deck

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#7 posted 03-08-2009 01:42 PM

Update
Started the island yesterday. Ripped all the facings, box sides bottom etc. Used my Ridgid TS2410LS table saw,
Delta DC, Porter compressor and nail guns. Box is assembled. Tomorrow I’ll cut the doors and a center partition for the box. Hopefully by weeks end I’ll have it completed. I must say the Ridgid TS worked like a charm. Some vibration but nothing I can’t live with. The Delta DC is the best thing I’ve done for keeping things clean. I need to do a dust collector under the saw so that will be today if I have time.The Porter nail guns saved a ton of hammering. Also the Kreg 2000 kit saved time on the facings. All in all a productive Saturday. Pics to follow and reviews on all the equipment.

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#8 posted 03-22-2009 09:00 PM

The island is finished. Doors on both sides for easier access. The microwave is temporary as I’ll be stasting on a place for it when I get the wiring run and the cabinet for it. I also built a cabinet to match the uppers that was installed over the top of the refrigerator. All in all a productive weekend.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/kregen/Remod/P1010747.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/kregen/Remod/P1010748.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/kregen/Remod/P1010749.jpg

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#9 posted 03-23-2009 01:30 AM

Island looks great. I had to turn myself sideways to view the last picture…...........LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 04-05-2009 09:18 PM

Added a new area for the microwave as I didn’t want it on the island. Ran a new electric line and put it on it’s own 20 amp fuse. 2 stools will occupy the area when they arrive.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/kregen/Remod/P1010752.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/kregen/Remod/P1010750.jpg

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#11 posted 04-05-2009 09:58 PM

You did a great job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#12 posted 03-25-2010 03:12 AM

Been awhile since I’ve checked in but I’ll post some bathroom updates to the shower and ceiling.

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#13 posted 03-27-2010 01:10 AM

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