|Project by kaline||posted 10-27-2009 05:46 PM||1889 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
I’ve been working on remodeling my kitchen for about a year now. The last main piece is the pantry you see in the picture. My original plan was to use a pilaster system that would allow me to change the placement of the drawers whenever I wanted. But, this proved too complicated and instead I went with face frame adapters.
The cabinets and doors were made with birch with birch plywood inserts. The slides for the pantry are Accuride 3732, while all of the remaining door/drawer hardware is Blum with Blumotion (very cool!). Because we kept some of the original cabinet boxes, we decided to paint everything. The doors above the counter have frosted glass inserts.
All drawer boxes were built from scratch using baltic birch plywood and are joined using dovetails. I don’t recommend using a Leigh dovetail jig on plywood. Never again! Too much tearout. For the last two drawers, I used maple instead, and the results were far superior.
Anyway, that’s about it. There’s more to the kitchen than you can see in the picture, but it’s more of the same look. All in all it’s been a fun, if lengthy, project. My wife loves the results, and that’s all that really matters.