Shore getaway kitchen cabinets

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Project by PopsHuckster posted 08-30-2014 12:47 AM 1202 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Once my son and I pulled down the old ceiling in our trailer down at the beach, we realized the cupboards would wind up being a casualty of the work. Most mobile home kitchen cabinets were built in place back in the 70’s vintage unit like we have. So when ceilings and walls get redone…they are usually junk. I set about building some new cabinets with the thought, “Just because it’s a mobile home doesn’t mean once your inside it has to look like one.” I tried to combine open shelves and closed upper cabinets to be different. Except for the side and back inserts, which are bead board (typical old shore house material), I used poplar for everything else. Upper cabinet handles are aluminum rope tie downs like you would see along a dock. drawer and lower door handles/knobs are 1-1/4” satin nickel. Hinges are euro style soft close. The turtle and sea horse cutouts on the upper cabinets at the window were cut out of Baltic Birch from a pattern I made. This past trip down a couple weeks ago, I replaced the ugly green sink with a white unit. Now I’m told I need to make a new cabinet and base for the bathroom.

-- Pop

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#1 posted 08-30-2014 01:45 AM

Neat! A great idea to use rope cleats as handles.

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