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Project by PPBart posted 11-12-2018 06:15 PM 544 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We bought a condo as a second home and an inexpensive housing option for our college-student grandson. Originally I considered it more or less “move-in ready”, but after my wife and grandson discussed the plan, I wound up with a book of projects. We basically remodeled the entire unit, but the two biggest projects assigned to me were were installation of crown moulding throughout, and gutting/rebuilding the kitchen.

There was no crown moulding at all in the unit, so that was just a matter of going at it one room at a time. Most inside corners were coped; just looking at the first cope I did and comparing it to the last one is ample proof of the value of practice!

The kitchen had 20-yr old big-box store cabinets with a laminate countertop and typical rental-unit appliances. We decided to just gut everything. I built new cabinets with Shaker-style doors, a lazy-susan in the lower cabinet corner and a bifold door to give free access to the upper corner cabinet, 3 cm granite countertop, and new stainless steel appliances.

-- PPBart





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pottz

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#1 posted 11-12-2018 06:31 PM

great job very professional.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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stefang

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#2 posted 11-12-2018 06:32 PM

Nice work, looks great.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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ohwoodeye

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#3 posted 11-12-2018 10:11 PM

A college student lives here?

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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PPBart

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#4 posted 11-13-2018 12:07 AM



A college student lives here?

- ohwoodeye

LOL! yes, my 23-yr old gramdson decided to go back to school after a few years in the workforce. He’s very mature, not into games or partying, really focussed on his studies. Plus, we’re there several times a month(!)

-- PPBart

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awsum55

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#5 posted 11-13-2018 04:25 PM

Are the top cabinets white and the bottom ones gray? It looks like that in the picture and it seems 2 tone kitchens are in now, my brother just did his like that.

-- John D, OP, KS

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PPBart

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#6 posted 11-13-2018 06:05 PM

The upper cabs are a very light gray, the lower cabs are darker. That was a suggestion from my grandson—I wasn’t too enthused at first, but my wife pointed out that a 23-yr old was probably much more in tune with current style.

-- PPBart

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