Wall oven Pantry

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Project by snowdog posted 10-23-2007 02:11 PM 5689 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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"..

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#1 posted 10-23-2007 02:33 PM

that is a gorgeous kitchen.
LOVE the pantry. Oh the joys of pull-out shelves… sigh.


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 10-23-2007 02:56 PM

Here is a pic of what it used to look like:
Old kitchen

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#3 posted 10-23-2007 03:17 PM

Great job of kitchen improvement there!

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

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#4 posted 10-23-2007 03:40 PM

Beautiful work! Glad your “taskmaster” was pleased.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 10-23-2007 03:44 PM

oh wow!!!
totally new room.

question, when you had the counter top stove, how did you like it?
And the wall oven, was it only that it didn’t work right or were there other drawbacks to having that as opposed to the “regular” stove unit.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 10-23-2007 03:53 PM

The wall oven would have been nice but we needed more cabinets (pantry) and the “L” shaped counter top left no room to get around the refrigerator when we were cooking and very little counter space. The cook top was also nice but the built in venting didn’t work very well. I liked the old kitchen but the new one is much better and a lot more usable space.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#7 posted 10-23-2007 03:56 PM

venting.. ah. ok! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 10-23-2007 09:24 PM

Nice work my friend. Glad Bill was able to help out with the wood.

-- Guy Kroll

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#9 posted 10-24-2007 03:25 AM

Great job, and a vey nice kitchen.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#10 posted 10-24-2007 09:06 AM

Really nice renovation project. Makes a big difference in the look and functionality of the kitchen. Well done!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 10-24-2007 06:30 PM

Very nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#12 posted 10-24-2007 08:37 PM

Creative and unique, great job.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#13 posted 10-24-2007 09:43 PM

Task master? Never heard that one. I asked my “house mouse” the other day, how come I have a “Honey do” list and she don’t. Don’t ask that question. Bad idea. The roof immediately came off the house.

Hay! Nice addition! Blends right in!

Now if you guys will excuse me, I have to go put the roof back on the house.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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