|Project by Phred||posted 03-19-2008 05:41 AM||1629 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
Well.. my mom needed a set of cheap kitchen cabinets for her house. She wanted cheap.. so.. I did white painted MDF Cabinets. What a pain.. the cabinets are frame and panel MDF, painted with White Laquer. Still needs a few finishing touches. This was my first kitchen, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to do hers before I did mine.. learned A LOT!!!
The cabinets are european framless cabinets, I used 3/4” white melamine with a full back (3/4”) I used european cup hinges (120 degree full overlay.) the drawers are all 1/2” Baltic Birch mounted on full extention drawer slides. I used leg levelers on all of the base cabinets as the floor drops 3 inches from one end to the other!!! I installed a Wire Lazy Susan in the bottom corner cabinet, and a tip out in front of the sink.
The biggest challenge was the 5 full size pantry cabinets, they are 18” deep. I think by far this was most of the work in building the full kitchen. My mom needed the extra cabinets, as she has no closets etc (the house is only 900 sq ft so they were a neccesity.
Another fun part of the kitchen, if you can see in the original picture, the box beside the fridge is covering a furnace duct that is going into the floor. I had to make a “cut out” drawer (similar to an L shape) in the bottom drawer left of the stove.
-- But honey.. this new power tool will pay for itself when we re-do the kitchen!