Wife's kitchen cabinets, renovation.

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Project by dshute posted 12-28-2014 01:37 AM 1386 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an update long over due. Finally finished the vast majority of the year and a half project. Lots of demolition work, complete re-wiring and plumbing, insulation, drywall, painting and cabinet making and installation. And the counter top is also homemade except the slab on the island cart, which we got from a granite shop from their cut off selection.

Still have to do the crown mold and install the under cabinet lighting which is pre-wired so that shouldn’t take long, famous last words.

Used every last piece of quarter sawn oak, once the transition pieces are done for the three door ways there will literally be no full board left, only a handful of cut offs. All the exposed finish is Waterlox Original and the boxes are all 3/4” pre-finished maple plywood, big time saver there. Inset doors and drawers to keep the look of the old house.

Now we are thinking of doing a shallow pantry along the wall to the right of the bathroom door, probably in quarter sawn cherry, just for a little different look. My wife is excited about finally getting to this point and is already adding to the list of projects she wants next.

I just added a couple of before renovation pics, just to give the job some perspective.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#1 posted 12-28-2014 01:48 AM

Your wife and the dogs look really happy…and I can see why because it is a super duper looking project.
A year and a half is a long time to go without a kitchen

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#2 posted 12-28-2014 02:14 AM

Happy Wife Happy Life!

You did a fine job, love Qt saw oak.

Through up some nice walnut crown and watch it really pop.


-- I'll bulid your dream,you tear it down.

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#3 posted 12-28-2014 03:50 AM

What a great project..thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 12-28-2014 04:17 AM

Great kitchen! It looks like a first-rate job!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 12-28-2014 04:47 AM

Great looking project. I know just how y’all feel. Ain’t it wonderful? :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#6 posted 12-28-2014 12:23 PM

Great job on the remodel. My wife is looking over my shoulder and asking when does she get her new kitchen.

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#7 posted 12-29-2014 08:46 PM

Impressive remodel. This is one of those I won’t show to my wife anytime soon for fear of a large request.

-- “Always take a banana to a party, bananas are good!” - Tenth Doctor

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#8 posted 12-31-2014 12:41 AM

Great looking remodel. Looks like you added several cabinets to the old design. You can never have enough storage or counter space. Congrats on a job well done.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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