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Project by Woody Haze posted 03-01-2008 06:28 PM 2055 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I performed a complete demolition of the existing kitchen and removal of a wall separating the kitchen from the dining room. Cabinets were constructed from ¾” melamine board. The cabinet doors are shaker style maple with a custom mixed stain and sprayed on polyurethane yia HVLP spray gun. The pantry has height adjustable slide out shelves. Other cabinets also have pullout shelves. Other non-wood improvements to the kitchen: overhead can lighting, undercabinet 120V xenon lighting, electrical outlets, whole house audio, ceramic tile, and granite countertops. You’ll notice the appliances don’t match because the existing ones all worked well and I could bear paying to replace working appliances. I’ll upgrade to stainless as they break.

-- There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you, Go Bucks!





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trifern

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#1 posted 03-01-2008 06:33 PM

Very nice. What time is dinner?

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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John's Woodshop

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#2 posted 03-01-2008 07:42 PM

Big Steve,

You did a fantastic job on the remodel! If you don’t mind me asking, what are the dimensions on the breakfast nook and the bank of drawers? I am going to be remodeling and I would like to do something similar. Again, Great Work!

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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sonny

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#3 posted 03-01-2008 08:02 PM

Good-looking cabinets, the whole project came out great I like the idea of using the drawer glides on the inside of the drawer that’s the first time I’ve seen that done,( got to remember that one.)

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 03-01-2008 09:26 PM

Very nice job. I am planning (correction I have been told to plan) a similar remodel later on this year. For some reason my wife wants to change a perfectly good kitchen simply because it is 20 years old. I like the finish on the cabinetry and taking the cabinets over the refrigerator to the ceiling adds needed storage space that is often overlooked.

Great job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Critterman

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#5 posted 03-01-2008 11:26 PM

LOL, What your wife is letting you get away without new appliances??? LOL…Problem is your new cabinets look so good its making the old appliances look…well….old [GRIN] That’s what happens when you do a great job. Excellent looking kitchen and those new granite counter tops show your cabinets even better. Awesome job.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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IowaWoodcrafter

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#6 posted 03-02-2008 12:41 AM

I agree with everyone else, those are some darn nice cabinets. The silverware tray on slides is an awesome idea.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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kjwoodworking

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#7 posted 03-02-2008 01:31 AM

Great job on the cabinets. The color is lookin good and the style.

-- Kirk H. -- http://www.kjwoodworking.com

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#8 posted 03-02-2008 02:10 PM

very nice… Love those drawers!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Woody Haze

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#9 posted 03-04-2008 12:50 AM

The bar top is 7’ x 3’, 42” high, and the chest of drawers is 24” wide by 30” deep.
I reccomend using the self closing sides on the two tiered drawer, it locks the above drawer in place when you move the surrounding drawer.

-- There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you, Go Bucks!

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Jon3

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#10 posted 03-04-2008 09:23 PM

Very nice. Have you investigated doing wood panelling over the appliances? That seems to be a big trend these days.

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John's Woodshop

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#11 posted 03-05-2008 05:10 AM

Woody,

Thanks for the information.

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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Woody Haze

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#12 posted 03-10-2008 03:43 AM

Jon3,
I thought about that. I’m not sure about the best way to attach the wood door to the fridge. The other issue iis the white sides of the fridge would be visible. Do you have any experience/ suggestions?

-- There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you, Go Bucks!

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matter

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#13 posted 04-04-2008 02:58 AM

www.Badboy.com

My SS Frigidaire Gallery appliances cost less per square foot than the time/lumber/hardware to build my cabinets. (Ash is cheap, ash ply is not, neither is time)

I did the same thing- gutted the existing kitchen and started over. Should be done before the 1 year anniversary. Only 5 doors to go.

Bathroom- same thing, except 1 year anniversary passed 3 years ago. Still have to paint.

Matt

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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RedShirt013

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#14 posted 05-17-2008 11:43 PM

That looks very impressive. I like that second drawer tray mounted on drawer slides

-- Ed

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Raymond Dersch

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#15 posted 05-22-2008 04:11 PM

Our kitchen never looks this clean.

-- A King, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A Father can do neither. -Marlene Dietrich

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