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Around the Shop #26: kitchen rehab

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Blog entry by Don W posted 09-08-2014 12:35 AM 1298 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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!

This may become an island.

and this will be beside the fridge.

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.

Weekend #2

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.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.



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theoldfart

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#1 posted 09-08-2014 12:55 AM

Moving right along Don and looking good. Wanna see some pics of the floor install if at all possible. That ash is hard stuff isn’t it?

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#2 posted 09-08-2014 12:59 AM

Great project! Love the wine cabinet! How do you plan to finish your ash paneling?

-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"

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Don W

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#3 posted 09-08-2014 01:02 AM



Moving right along Don and looking good. Wanna see some pics of the floor install if at all possible. That ash is hard stuff isn t it?

- theoldfart

Yes the ash is hard. It can be splintery as well. I’ll post some pictures as I go, including the floor. We originally planned to do more of the floor, but it wasn’t worth the work. The floor in the kitchen/dining room is salvaged beech flooring (installed about 20-25 years ago). Its in good shape but matching it would have been impossible.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 09-08-2014 01:03 AM



Great project! Love the wine cabinet! How do you plan to finish your ash paneling?

- Skip Mathews

Thanks….The wife hasn’t decided on a finish yet. She’s thinking Danish oil.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#5 posted 09-08-2014 01:05 AM

I helped a friend install some pre finished Hickory flooring and that was tough. Kept on bending the staples/nails and the warped stuff was murder getting it ti fit. Again, I really like how it’s coming along.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#6 posted 09-08-2014 04:17 AM

Taking that wall out made a huge difference Don. Loving the shiplap.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrrupt man who is doing it."

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#7 posted 09-08-2014 12:11 PM

Big project. Coming along nicely.

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#8 posted 09-08-2014 12:23 PM

Keeping site clean w/ shop vac, love it. Drives me nuts working in clutter re: renovation activities. I love the look of what you’re doing, Yoda.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#9 posted 09-10-2014 01:32 PM

Looks fantastic. You are a machine; do the work of a crew. Always impressive Don.

Thanks for taking the time to bring us along.

-- ~Tony

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#10 posted 09-14-2014 09:51 PM

weekend #2 pictures added.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#11 posted 09-14-2014 10:19 PM

Great progress Don. I think the flooring looks a lot better running in the other direction. Makes the room look wider.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrrupt man who is doing it."

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#12 posted 09-14-2014 10:47 PM

thanks Andy. I forgot how much work hardwood strip flooring is. Add a little arthritis since the last time i did it and I’ve found a new friend in aspercreme!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#13 posted 09-14-2014 10:50 PM

Don, 600 mg ibuprofen can be your friend! Also like the Flea Market print. :-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#14 posted 09-14-2014 10:57 PM

working on some “American Honey”. Its working!!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#15 posted 09-14-2014 11:17 PM

;-) cheers big guy!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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