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Project by Thomas posted 1601 days ago 2366 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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jim1953

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#1 posted 1601 days ago

Great Lookin Kitchen

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 1601 days ago

Nice clean lines.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 1601 days ago

Nice job!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 1601 days ago

Very cool cabinets great job Thomas

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#5 posted 1601 days ago

Love the built in glass door unit. Kinda gives it an Asian feel by using the frost glass and clean lines. Nice project.

-- Chris ( Eaglewoods@sbcglobal.net )

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#6 posted 1601 days ago

Very nice looking kitchen. Great job. Can’t wait to see the rest of it.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Brian Havens

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#7 posted 1598 days ago

Nice work. Funny, until now, if someone told my that they were using that much wall space in a kitchen for shelves instead of cabinets, I would balk, but it looks like correct solution for someone serious about cooking. All the recipes right there at your finger tips. (sigh, just when I though I know everything. LOL )

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com

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Thomas

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#8 posted 1598 days ago

Serious about cooking—yes! Also, when your spouse is five feet tall, the decision to build a kitchen with no over counter cabinets was easy. Given that the kitchen is long and somewhat narrow, the lack of over counter cabinets really opened up the space more. So far there’s been no storage problems—and given how much we like to cook, we have a lot of stuff.

-- Thomas, Irvine, CA

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