Kitchen Renovation

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Project by Art posted 777 days ago 1244 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I kept the original cases because of the open space plan, then replaced the PVC wrapped cabinet doors and drawer fronts with flat panel T&G pine doors. The finish on the cabinet doors and end panels is a white acrylic stain which gives visibility to the grain and knots. I replaced the formica tops with 35mm bubinga hardwood tops which should last forever!! I built the counter tops around the basin and stove hob cut outs to save on waste. This really helped to keep the cost of the tops within reason.

-- Arthur T., Pringle Braai Furniture, South Africa, A lion leaves its skin when it dies....

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#1 posted 777 days ago

Beautiful re-do Art. Love the counter top!


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#2 posted 777 days ago

Great job on kitchen, really love the counter tops. Nice cutting board in the backround as well LOL
Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 777 days ago

I love that counter top!

I just finished a very very minor remodel of our kitchen; had to cut down a upper cabinet for a taller refrigerator. It was interesting to say the least!

What finish did you use on the counter top? How will it stand up to daily use; hot/cold/water etc.?

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#4 posted 776 days ago


Very nice! The striking contrast between the cabinets and countertops is terrific.


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#5 posted 776 days ago

Better Homes & Gardens would love to see this on their site, I bet. What a great job ! I love the counters. Did you make the cutting board on the counter, too? As someone who is designing three kitchens remodels , I can seriously appreciate the job you did.

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#6 posted 775 days ago

Outstanding makeover – one more happy wife!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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