Custom Dishwasher Panel Progress #7: So Close I Can Amost Smell the Clean Dishes

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« Part 6: Finishing the Dishwasher Panel Part 7 of Custom Dishwasher Panel Progress series Part 8: Installation »

I took Todd’s advice and scribed some hardboard strips.

The first two strips did not fit well, but then I switched from the jigsaw to the bandsaw for cut out. It went
so well that I decided to just go ahead and scribe the real trim, since it was lighter and easier to see the pencil lines.

Here I have the trim board tacked up level.

Here I am setting the compass to the distance that the board needs to lose material. I was shooting for 1/8” below the top of the cabinet face frame. It washard to shoot photo and hold compass still, so the actual compass distance was set to the bottom of the trim to about where you see the lead.

I need a darker pencil next time. Look closely.

I bandsawed the two pieces of trim and cut a scarf joint.

Fitting the trim was trial and error.

Clean dishes?

We dragged the diswasher in from the shop in preperation for the install.

First I had to reduce the dishwasher opening by 1 1/2 inches. I previously milled, fitted, and stained two boards for this purpose. Just needed to tack them in.

I set the dishwasher into place and test fit the panel.


I ran out of working time though, as we had dinner plans. Today I finish.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#1 posted 2480 days ago

John -

Outstanding! Great photos and a wonderful posting.


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#2 posted 2480 days ago


where’s the dishwasher??? I don’t see it. well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 2480 days ago

I am glad it worked for you! Looks like it worked the way I imagined it.

I have a question for you now. Do you drop your photos into Pages (Mac) to put the arrow and text into it?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 2480 days ago

Todd, I do that with a really cool piece of software called Skitch.

It is only in beta form right now, but you can request a copy on their site. It is the same company that makes the comic software.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#5 posted 2480 days ago

Great work John. I bet you are getting really excited to be finished with this leg of the remodel.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#6 posted 2480 days ago

Looks good – how far did you get today?

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

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#7 posted 2478 days ago

John, that is just great looking.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Thos. Angle

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#8 posted 2477 days ago

Really looking great, John. Carleen loves her dishwasher. It does a lot better job than Moondog ever did. ‘Course you have no desire to pet it.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 2477 days ago

Thanks for all of the compliments!

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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