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Blog entry by Kerry Drake posted 08-23-2010 09:49 PM 927 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished the face frames on the built-in bookcases, and they are now done except for painting (and my lovely wife is going to take care of that).

Here is the “finished” product that still needs some “finish”.

Now on to new and (gasp) even bigger things. We are going to take a wall out of the Kitchen and open it up to the dining room, and where the wall was, we’re going to put in a new set of Cabinets with a built in breakfast bar. The run of cabinets is going to be 8’ long.

We started out with a hand sketch:

I then took this to Sketchup and rendered some views:

Did I mention I have to have these cabinets done by Friday?  No?  Thank goodness for the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig!  I really just need to get the cabinet(s) into this stage shown below.  I’m going to build in 4 pieces and bring them into the house one at a time.

Maybe I will be able to post a quick update each day this week to show progress.

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH,

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#1 posted 08-23-2010 10:57 PM

awesome work Kerry! I love doing built ins – still need a bunch more serious practice tho. I’d be interested to see how your cabinets go – we’ve been talking about doing the same thing in our kitchen as well – tho we have no wall to knock down. :) Good Luck!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#2 posted 08-24-2010 08:40 PM

Oops, I meant I have TWO weeks to finish this.

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH,

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