|Project by Reaper621||posted 01-10-2012 02:31 AM||1805 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
This is my parents’ kitchen. My father and I completely rebuilt the upper cabinets, and the center island, and refinished the lowers.
This one also has a funny story… My dad had a door left over from a prior project (he has a couple of rental houses), and he was in the kitchen showing me the color. He says “wow… what if we refinished the kitchen in this color?” Next thing I know, his friend (kitchen and bath design company owner) is over, telling him to rip out soffits, completely rebuild the uppers, put in can lights all over, under cabinet lights, and redesign the island with a microwave drawer. The only thing here we didn’t build on the uppers is the hood – and we are quite displeased with it, it will be rebuilt again this summer when we have time. The crown we had installed by a friend of ours, who is so meticulous about his trim work, he was worried about a 1/32 inch gap.
Construction is solid oak (didn’t I tell you my father loves oak?), with the exception of 4 or 5 side panels that were not exposed, the tops, and the shelves in the corner cabinets. And the mantel on the hood, which blows my mind why you would ever make a plywood mantel.
-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.