|Project by snowdog||posted 10-23-2007 02:11 PM||3292 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
This started out as a wall oven when we bought the house over a year ago. My task master (AKA wife) wanted a pantry and “hated” the wall oven. Primarily because it didn’t work very well.
So off to the saw mill (thanks GuyK) to buy wood. I cut the doors from red oak and used a router bit set I found at HomeD from Bosch. Then found transparent grey “Smoked” Plexiglass to match the stove front. With the door hung I then I made 4 red oak drawers using dove tails and added 100 lb full extension slides. It was a fun project and a little challenging. I never made a jointed door and only tried dovetail drawers one time before for my shop drawers. The dove tails were cut with the Leigh Dove Tail jig. I had some chip out but was able to hide that in the back of the drawers.
With the job complete and the task master pleased with the outcome (if she is happy, at least I stand a chance at finding happiness <grin>) I can now move on to the next in a long list of “things that need to get done”.
In the full picture of the kitchen you see the oven, range hood and shelves (also the cabinets). I installed the stove, hood and shelves, ran all the electric (dang 220 line is expensive) and moved the wall of cabinets to fit her idea of what was “good”. When we bought the house there was a gas stove in an “L” shaped island where the stove is now, so rip-remove and replace. We also had a stone company install the counter tops. That was a long story that I won’t bore you with but it took them 4 tries and over 4 months to get it close to right.
-- "so much to learn and so little time"..