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Project by Steve Erwin posted 10-13-2012 02:54 PM 1213 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We bought our house in 2006. In 2010 we decided to remodel the kitchen, on a tight budget.

Aiming for a craftsman style, I built new doors and drawer faces for the existing cabinets, knocked a wall down and wrapped an LVL Beam in some pine, built an “island” (more of a peninsula, really) and put in a hardwood floor.

The doors and drawer faces I did myself. The rest I had help from family members.

I used pine with birch plywood panels. I don’t think we’re staying in this house forever, otherwise I would’ve used a more durable wood.

This is my fifth project ever. At this point I remember wishing I could build something simple for a change, like a 3 board footstool, or… a spoon.

-- I've been creating problems to solve since I was born.





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mloy365

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#1 posted 10-13-2012 03:02 PM

Looks great. Nice job. Love all the roll outs.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#2 posted 10-13-2012 03:15 PM

Great job. I’m hoping to redo my kitchen some day and build my own cabinets.

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#3 posted 10-13-2012 03:15 PM

A lot of work, well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 10-13-2012 04:06 PM

Nice design

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 10-13-2012 05:01 PM

what a huge difference you made! must be so nice to wake up every day and experience the upgrade your handy work made to your lives.
good luck with that simple project!
Summer

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#6 posted 10-13-2012 10:16 PM

First of all. WELCOME TO LUMBERJOCKS!!!! You must be like #49,600. That is a great build in the kitchen- including the floor. Keep up the projects we like to all of them!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 10-14-2012 12:19 AM

Nice kitchen cabinets.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#8 posted 10-14-2012 02:22 AM

Thanks everybody. This felt more like a marathon than a single project. I think we started demolition in November. My brother was living with us at the time and he estimated we’d be done in a month and a half, working on it a little bit every evening. He moved out in 3 weeks and I ended up working solo. Took me until April to get everything done. :)

-- I've been creating problems to solve since I was born.

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#9 posted 10-14-2012 02:26 AM

Nice upgrade! I’ve been working on a kitchen that is very similar to yours; (it even has the little shelves on either side of the window). The doors and drawers were stained and varnished oak plywood so I made oak frames for the doors and redid the drawer fronts in oak. I wish there were room for a nice penisula like yours.

Thanks for sharing and welcome to LJs.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#10 posted 10-14-2012 07:30 PM

alot of doors to sand, i know your pain :) great job

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#11 posted 07-23-2014 05:02 PM

Steve,

I like it! Guess your brother got motivated for projects of his own? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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