I started a whole house remodel several months ago. I figured that homerefurbers, LJ’s sister blog site would be the appropriate place to do a blog. Unfortunately the site’s been taken hostage by mass spamming and no one can seem to keep up with cleaning it out. My start to this is Here at homerefurbers. It’s the beginning of 6 posts there. I’ve decided to continue the blog here.
Here is the latest post, After the living room, bedroom, and bathroom. I’ve started to look at the kitchen. It had some well made cabinets made by Hass but circa 1970. They are veneered walnut and stained very dark. I tried sanding and stripping them but it just didn’t come out well and the veneer is thin. The decision was made to veneer them in cherry. Three half sheets later and all the veneering is complete. Here I’ve got a couple of coats of poly on them. I like natural wood. I didn’t stain them. They’ll darken a bit over time but I like the look. It’s a new one for me.
I also began and finished one set of doors. This cabinet is on the opposite wall in the kitchen. It used to be an entrance to a bedroom. I turned it into a broom and pantry closet and added a couple of cherry doors to it. I made them raised panel with a straight angled to the raised part instead of a curved or ogee profile. The doors have three Blum hinges each.
Finally, I managed to wrap one of the two lally columns erected when I took down the load bearing wall to open up the living room. I designed it to sort of match or at least compliment the architrave windows I designed. The column has fluted oak on four sides with a round over molding in the corners. The top is similar to the window design.
Today I managed to pick up some more wood at my supplier. On the left is more red oak, right cherry for more cabinet doors and center a piece of walnut for a short counter top dividing the kitchen from the dining room.
....Until next time…..
-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.