Kitchen Re-Do

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Project by RedOakRomance posted 1501 days ago 1081 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little “before and after” of the kitchen remodel. One big oops…I built the corner/lazy-susan cabinet according to the dimensions shown in various books, in which the cabinet sits about 4” away from each wall; perhaps this is so the cabinet will fit through a standard doorway, or because it would end up too deep, I have no idea. Well, I forgot to account for the 4” and length wise for the run of cabinets when the installer lined up the cabinets they were 4” too wide. I couldn’t do anything about the corner cabinet because it had to be certain dimension for the lazy susan, so I had to remake the adjacent cabinet, including remaking the doors and drawers. There were two smaller drawers originally, but by the time the cabinet was shortened, they would have been somewhat useless, so I made one bigger one which has worked out well. I only had 48 hours to remake and finish the cabinet and when I went to make the drawer box, I didn’t have enough maple. So, I ended up making it out of a stick of birdseye maple that I’d been saving. The kitchen is pretty ho-hum, but I’m pretty sure it’s the only one with a birdseye maple drawer for miles around. :-)

-- "Life is good..."

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#1 posted 1501 days ago

Pretty good looking ho-hum kitchen I ever seen. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 1501 days ago

live and learn by your mistakes :—))

looking good from here

and welcome to L J enjoy and have fun
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#3 posted 1501 days ago

Looks good enough to eat in. lol nice job. wish mind was done already.


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#4 posted 1501 days ago

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 1500 days ago

Great looking kitchen. Did you make that 6 panel door too?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 1500 days ago

Very nice upgrade.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 1494 days ago

Nice job on the kitchen.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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