Appliance Garage

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Project by emetric posted 01-14-2016 12:24 PM 704 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I was approached by a friend of the family to build an appliance garage for their kitchen. I accepted as usual because I thrive on being challenged and had never built one of these before. She did not want a tambour door, so I suggested a lift door that could be pushed in when open. There was a small 9” wide upper cabinet between the corner and the fridge so I also suggested that we enclose that space, instead of just enclosing the corner like usual. This provided some much needed additional space. There were clearly a lot of angles to be considered here. The sides (if you can call it that) are melamine and joined together with dominos. The door and face frame are made of poplar and painted white to match. The frame is constructed using dominos in the corners and the door is constructed using stub tenon joinery. The track is just some 5/4 hardwood with a dado that has been waxed and the door has two pins that ride in the dado. The rim around the inside opening of the door keeps the door up while it is being slid in and out. The mechanism was my biggest hurdle (or so I thought), at first I was trying to get fancy but in the end this simple method yielded fantastic results. The whole unit is attached to the wall and upper cabinet with nailer blocks and caulked to the countertop (no holes in the countertop). Due to the dominos and angles, the unit is very sturdy. The customer was very happy, and I am also pretty stoked about this one. Thanks for taking a look and please leave a comment if you feel so inclined.

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#1 posted 01-14-2016 01:30 PM

Nice work, Very clean looking .

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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