|Project by Paul M||posted 03-22-2008 09:56 PM||1734 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a kitchen wall that worked on over the summer and finished last Sept. (I work at my own pace=slow!!)
In my quest to make the most of space available, this kitchen wall shows some interesting adaptations, if one is willing to step outside the normal.
Problem was that the area was chopped up by a existing square stock cabinet that appeared to jut too far into the room. On the left side, the only wall space was the width of a door molding, and the other side allowed about 2 feet at the corners. A small radiator at the left side complicated it somewhat. (See photo 3)
Solution was to use entire wall, less the existing cabinet, and two pieces built on an angle so that the lines flowed. Starting at the right side, cabinet was made floor to ceiling and hides a broom closet.
The angled section to the left hides a recycling bin in the bottom and an angled knives drawer above.
The straight section is 4 inches narrower than normal cabinets and 3 inches higher to blend with the window. It contains a large full extension drawer and two full extension pull out trays behind the doors.
Left of this is a small set of triangular shelves for display and to partly conceal the radiator.
Counter top is white oak, lightly pickled, and poly coated. Over the radiator is a pattern of ½ inch holes allows airflow. The top is held flat by using oak cleats, fastened down with screws in large fender washers to cover ½ inch holes for expansion.
Shelf over the window, balances the area, and is somewhat wider than normal, but beveled with corbels to appear a more normal size.
I love a challange
-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather