|Project by Elvin||posted 02-17-2009 10:37 AM||2010 views||3 times favorited||18 comments|
This is my first kitchen that I completed for my son and his wife when they bought a real fixer upper a couple of years ago. The kids did not have any budget left after their purchase and we had to gut the kitchen. My son asked what were they going to do and I told him I would make the cabinets. My son asked if I had ever made a cabinet before and I said “No, but how hard is it to make a box?” OK now all you guys and gals can stop laughing. It was one of those statements that you wish you never made but with a lot of books, videos and asking a lot of questions along with a lot of trial and error and did I mention error I meant errors, I finally finished them. I used Baltic Birch plywood with Alder wood face frames. It took me a lot longer than I anticipated But a seasoned cabinet maker told me, “El, your making kitchen cabinets not fine furniture”, and showed me some short cuts that really helped. I am very proud of the final product and so were the kids, which made it well worth while.
-- Elvin, Southern California, "How great would life be if we lived a little of it everyday"