|Project by DaleMaley||posted 12-24-2013 11:22 AM||1091 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I just completed finishing my mother-in-laws basement. Part of this project was to install a new kitchen sink and counter-top area.
I needed to add one 110V outlet above the new counter-top. We kept the old concrete block wall behind the new kitchen area and just re-painted it.
The quickest solution would have been to install conduit and a steel electrical box…........but to me this looks too industrial for a residential kitchen area. Being a woodworker, I decided to design and built a wood box to hold the 110V outlet. I used the blue plastic outlet box style that is designed to add outlets to existing construction (they have an ear at top and bottom which holds the box against the wall when you rotate the ear screw).
I primed the wood box with Zinsser’s primer so the knots in the pine would not bleed through.
The ladies on this project liked the wood look compared to the conduit box look.
To see my trials and tribulations of building this project, see my web site.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/