Shop time and rust hinting will be put on hold for a while!.
I started the kitchen remodel yesterday. The idea, a larger kitchen from wasted space.
Day one was removing the T&G pine on the wall on the right , moving the wiring, and repaneling with shiplap Ash. The ash was sawn on my mill. its been air dried about 2 years and I planed and shiplaped it.
It all came from wind damaged trees behind my house.
Day 2 was removing the wall. Moving the stove wiring, redirecting some outlets and getting the pieces for the floor rough cut to length and stacked inside. Cut nails ordered.
Doors will be replaced with raised panel oak. Bought not built, although I wanted to build them, it would just add to much to the project.
A fake beam will cover the hole in in the ceiling (a box beam, not a foam beam). We almost used some hand hewn beams, but decided to use some oak to match the cabinets.
Flooring will be more shiplap ash with cut nails. (next weekend I hope)
A salvaged metal backsplash.. This hasn’t been installed yet. Its just setting there to verify the design …. so to speak!
A few other details to be worked out like the transition strip between the new and old floor. Maybe a 1” piece of bloodwood, maybe a 3” piece of rosewood. Its still under consideration.
The spot behind the stove was going to be ash, then oak, and now probably painted.
Thanks for looking and following along.
A few changes. The wife decided she wanted oak flooring. Progress made. Not to many progress pictures. borrowed a manual flooring nailer. Thankfully my son showed up to help. The floor wouldn’t have been completed if he hadn’t.
next up, the lighting, doors, the beam and trim.
Week end #3
Back splash complete. The story is it was salvaged from a hardware store in central NY. it fit perfect. The back piece was even the exact length.
Lights are changed.
Thanks for following along.
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