|Project by Thos. Angle||posted 11-12-2007 04:32 AM||2529 views||2 times favorited||23 comments|
When we bought this house we knew the kitchen had to be special. It went through several renditions and finally I said,”Enough!!! let’s build it!” I tore the old kitchen out and threw it out the window on Labor day. 2006!! I finally got the dumb thing finished last week, well, almost. I still have to do the east part which is like a dining room and one strip of trim on the beam.
When we bought this house we thought it was a normal house. When we started on the first room we found that it was single wall construction. The is 1 x wide boards nailed up and down and sideing on the out side running lengthwise with a plate on top. NO Studs. It’s only been here about 100 years so it must work. So the first business is to build a stud wall on the floor and sheet it with OSB. It is then stood up against the wall and wedged and shimmed until it is really tight then screwed to the 1 bys going up and down. Then I put in the new window and re- wire it. In the kitchen I did three walls this way so I could put in plenty of electric outlets and new circuits. I also insulated all three walls so if someone is sleeping the noise in the kitchen won’t bother them. The walls were then sheetrocked and finished. Carleen textured the ceiling and some of the walls. For over a year Carleen washed dishes in the deep sink in the utility room.
She picked Sapele for the wood and insisted on inset doors. (That’s the other thing I still have to do; go back and reset some doors and finish up on the drawers.) The shoemakers kids and all that. This old house is so crooked that in some places the floor dropped 1 1/2 inches. Luckily it was in a corner where it was possible to block it up and ignore it. I would have loved to do crown molding but the ceiling is too low and crooked. The cabinets are my basic type. 3/4 plywood cases with 1/2 inch ply backs, 1 1/2 inch face frames and pocket screw construction. The bases are seprate and are pocket screwed to the floor. The drawers are 5/8 maple with Acuride Eclipse EC slides and dovetailed on all 4 corners. The pulls are from Advance Hardware in Boise and from the Avante collection. I’ll detailed the carved leather door panels in part 2.
Carleen and I had never installed tile. Not our area, That one belongs to son-in-law, Bob. He was busy so we muddled along and sorta learned how. Carleen insisted on a dishwasher and garbage disposal. I asked her what she and ol’ Moondog were going to do?
-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon