|Project by Thomas||posted 11-27-2009 04:11 AM||2608 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
Remodeling the kitchen has been a two year endeavor, but it is finally about 90% finished so I thought I’d share some pictures of a few of the base cabinets.
The main sink area is a short ‘L’ shaped cabinet that houses a deep sink, corner storage, the dishwasher and the usual under sink storage. The top two floating book shelves were created using torsion box construction, which made them inexpensive but really strong.
The dish cabinet sits behind the sink (so clean dishes go from sink/dishwasher, right into the cabinet). Settled into a small nook between a short wall and a support/venting wall column, the upper doors feature frosted glass panels to lighten the overall look. This cabinet has a sister across the opposite end of the kitchen (with wood instead of glass panels) that serves as a pantry (sorry no pic as the cabinet still needs its top molding added).
The cooking area of the kitchen features cabinets on either side of the stove. The one shown has a small prep sink and two deep pull out drawers for pots and other cookware.
Every cabinet was build in 3/4” maple ply (including the backs) for added strength, as the Silestone tops weigh quite a bit. The cabinets under the sinks are lined with formica for easy cleanup of leaks or chemical spills. Several shelves in the pantry cabinet also have formica tops for wet storage (oils, extracts, etc.), again for easy cleaning.
The solid maple face frames are assembled using pocket hole joinery, and aligned on the main cabinets with biscuit joinery. The doors are simple rail and stile with a floating ply panel, and attached with European hinges for a clean look.
Besides small finish work, the last piece to go in is a mobile island that will be finished in a few weeks. Given the complex construction of the island, I’ll cover that as a separate project.
Thanks for looking.
-- Thomas, Irvine, CA