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Craftsman Bungalow Restoration #16: Summer 07 --- Kitchen and Den Weeks 6 - 8

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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 08-25-2007 05:01 AM 3523 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: Summer 07 --- Kitchen and Den Weeks 3 -5 Part 16 of Craftsman Bungalow Restoration series Part 17: Catching Up (Summer 07 - Feb 09) »

Where’s my Camera Cord?
I lost my camera cord about a week ago so I haven’t been able to post photos recently. So some catch up with pics… (Borrowed my sister’s cord).

Kitchen…. Cabinets anyone?
If you followed the cabinet making journey you have witnessed some of the madness behind our method. And this week I got to install them finally.

The kitchen is stained and painted now…

I stained the cabinets and trim then finished with dewaxed shellac and three to four coats of poly. The paint is a two tone job.

Setting the cabinets took the better part of a day to scribe and push, level and shim. We assembled the second one in the kitchen, screwing the boxes together and then gluing and nailing the face frame to it.

The first cabinet set in place. It still has its award winning ribbon. You can also see the uppers that I rebuilt.


The sink cabinet in place with the ply subtop.

Birthday boy makes screens
Then came my birthday present from my wife and her parent’s….. It is great to have a woodworking wife!


Oh… Yeah….. Guess What?

So I made some screens for the laundry porch for my first project with the new gift…

Clues to my gift in this picture.

Homemade screen stop from reclaimed fir.

Hallway done√ (Not really)
We spent many days staining and painting the hallway.

Late night penance.


Finished hallway. More doors to stain.

Laundry Porch Done √ (Not really.)

The laundry porch was also stained and lacquered (sprayed)...


…... and painted.


The stairway resurface and staining are complete.
Now I have to build and install 9 windows and the three screens.

Living room Floors
After moving everything we own out of the dining room and living room we finally are having the floors redone. They are white oak and quite scratched up. The wall refinishers screwed them up too.


Sanding the living room.


One coat of oil-based poly. Two to go.

So things are coming together. We can set our stuff back this weekend and will be done with tile next week.

I am going to start a seperate blog about the the two cabinets I am building.

Thanks for reading this long post.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne



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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 08-25-2007 05:11 AM

Fun, Fun, Fun.Really looks good, John. Great photos

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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pedrorc

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#2 posted 08-25-2007 12:12 PM

Great work, nice wood colors

-- Pedro Rodrigues da Costa, Sintra, Portugal

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 08-25-2007 12:18 PM

boy oh boy.. that’s a lot of work !!!

but the results? WOW Gorgeous.
I’m still in love with that porch.. oooooooh la la

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Jeff

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#4 posted 08-25-2007 03:10 PM

I’m still in love with the process. Every time I read one of yours or Dusty’s posts I want to find a house to rehab… Am I nuts? Great job with the install of the award-winning cabinets John.

Happy belated birthday too. I’m guessing the separate blog will also have something to do with that present.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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gizmodyne

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#5 posted 08-25-2007 05:41 PM

Thanks guys and gal,

Jeff: It is not for everyone. It is exspensive and time consuming, plus dirty. But these old houses have great wood and wood projects. I have learned a lot about finishing.

That said, if I had more money I would buy another old house and do it again

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Don

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#6 posted 08-25-2007 11:37 PM

Quote Caliper: ”Every time I read one of yours or Dusty’s posts I want to find a house to rehab… Am I nuts?”

YES! LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Bob Babcock

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#7 posted 08-27-2007 02:12 AM

I must be nuts too…...

Great work John.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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gizmodyne

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#8 posted 08-28-2007 08:46 AM

Thanks Bob.

We have been on overtime this week, so I will have a ton to post soon.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Dorje

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#9 posted 09-13-2007 05:14 AM

Fun to catch up on this – at least to this point. Thanks for posting this long post!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Greg

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#10 posted 01-04-2008 04:36 PM

Beautiful work.

I really need to get going on doing/making/building something!

-- Greg

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Greg Salata

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#11 posted 02-12-2008 02:58 PM

Impressive series.
Great restoration.

I have been going through mine for 25 years.
Finally now going back and adding the details that I either had not figured out yet or could not afford at the time.

Great job!

Greg

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GaryK

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#12 posted 02-12-2008 03:33 PM

I saw Gizmo’s work in person a few weeks ago and I’ll tell you that he is doing a fantastic job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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gizmodyne

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#13 posted 02-12-2008 04:01 PM

Thanks Greg and Gary. I have not posted to this series for a while since a bunch of the big projects are done. Still working on the cabinets.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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blackdogwoodshop

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#14 posted 03-21-2008 04:49 AM

This is a great series….keep them coming!

-- Daniel, Southern Indiana -- "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." -- http://blackdogwoodshop.etsy.com

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gizmodyne

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#15 posted 05-08-2008 06:05 AM

Thanks….More coming soon… Ah. Summer.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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