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#1 posted 07-22-2012 03:47 PM

recent pictures….. uh…. in all the remodeling we’ve somehow lost the battery charger and spare battery for the camera. Right now it’s all still being prepped. Haven’t brought in a cabinet yet. Electrical is roughed. Sparky left us a couple of plugs to use since we couldn’t get the refrigerator out of the space easily and the recessed lights all work. Other than that it’s still bare walls. Oh wait! We got the floor in and I replaced a couple of doors. There were FOUR LAYERS of flooring to remove. Each with underlayment. And believe me when I tell ya they didn’t spare the staples. Installing the new floor we worked it to about mid-point, pushed the refrigerator onto the new floor, continued past it and then rolled it against the wall where it will end up. I still have some holes in the wall that will be behind cabinets, so I’m not going to patch them and get crazy (all on inside walls, not outside walls).

The goal between today and tomorrow is to spot prime the last 2 patches on the ceiling and then get the ceiling painted and the one wall we have to paint.

I’m going to end up having to do more work on the ceiling in one area where we’re installing an island range hood. The 6 inch duct is up there (I ran it across the kitchen ceiling from the garage scuttle.) But I have to put a couple of pieces of blocking up there and until I get some cabinets set we won’t have the EXACT location of the island and cooktop. So….. I’ll be doing some patching again, but I’m not willing to hold everything up for the range hood for possibly a 2 by 3 foot area that needs patching. I’ll also be building a “medallion” for where the hood duct penetrates the ceiling. But the medallion will be rectangular and quite large so I might not need to get too fussy with the patching anyways.

With any luck I’ll get the sink side base run set this week, build one refrigerator end panel, and fabricate the corian count top. Once that corian top is done and assuming I don’t screw it up, the rest is relatively easy. I’m just stressed about the countertop because one end has to span from the kitchen sink to the refrigerator end wall. It’s only 24 inches, but I have to cut this thing exactly to fit and it will rest on a ledger type support at the back wall and the refrigerator end panel. I can make the ledger on the wall an inch and a half but the one on the refrigerator end panel is only 3/4 inch. I am just plain running out of space and using 3/4 here and 3/4 there to make sure I have some support for the counter top has run me out of wall. :)

The corian will have a 3/4 inch thick “frame” under it, from the sink to the fridge panel. THAT will be attached to the ledgers, and the corian will sit on the frame in that area. AND…. this is a single thickness (1/2 inch) of corian. No built up edge, and with a farm sink cut out just about in the middle of it.. Should be an adventure. :)

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