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Blog entry by woodchic posted 1793 days ago 3045 reads 0 times favorited 78 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everybody…....My husband finally got the floor finished…...he did a fantastic job I might add and now…..I finally sucked up enough courage to get started on my kitchen cabinets. The kitchen and dining area is 14 ft wide x 24.6 ft long. My cabinets are made of plywood and my face frames and doors are made out of hickory. I have never worked on a set of kitchen cabinets before, so I am pretty much learning this on my own. I have a friend on here that gives me advice when I ask…..he is very kind in telling me how to do things correctly. I hired a guy to do my cut list and plans for my kitchen….now I just have to cut and put everything together…........so I believe moral support is very important for this project….... I will be posting pictures of my progress. Wish me luck

Robin Renee’

AKA…............Woodchic

kitchen

Dining room

corner cabinet

Photobucket

-- Robin Renee'



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woodchic

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#1 posted 1793 days ago

Thank you Rob!! I appreciate it.

-- Robin Renee'

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rosewood

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#2 posted 1793 days ago

Hi Robin,
That would be great kitchen room i believe,
and i am sure you can do it as well,
you already did,

Rosewood,

-- http://picasaweb.google.com/deniirawan66

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RBWoodworker

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#3 posted 1793 days ago

Looks good so far Robin.. The flooring looks great and I love the walls.. Are you going to cover that beautiful log wall with cabinets??

I amcurrently making a dresser for my son out of hickory.. Its a hard, beautiful wood..

Looking forward to seeing your pictures and the progress..I know you can tackle this one just fine..

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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John Ormsby

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#4 posted 1793 days ago

You can do it!!! Just look at it like a big blank canvas. You can do one cabinet at a time so as not to get too intimidated by the size of the project. The corner cabinet is a great start. Make sure the first cabinet is hung plumb and the rest will follow easily.
I am sure you can get any questions answered on this forum.
Please keep posting updates.

Good Luck, John

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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woodchic

826 posts in 1955 days


#5 posted 1793 days ago

Hi Rosewood! I made my vanaties….....but kitchen cabinets there seems to be alot more to it…....I just recently found out what a scribe was, and that was only because I was making my cuts for my cut list and I asked a gentleman on here what it was. Thank you for your kind words and faith in my abliity.

Robin

-- Robin Renee'

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GMman

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#6 posted 1793 days ago

My daughter just done her kitchen floor last year and it looks a lot like yours some nice,by the way she did all hers.

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woodchic

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#7 posted 1793 days ago

Hi Randal, Thanks so much…......Yes I am going to cover the walls with cabinets…...but only in the kitchen the dining room will remain open and it has an open ceiling from the floor to the top it is 24ft, so there will be plenty of log walls to see. Hickory is a beautiful wood…...but boy is it hard on the planer blades!! I can’t wait to see your finished piece you are working on for your son!!

Robin

-- Robin Renee'

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GMman

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#8 posted 1793 days ago

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FlWoodRat

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#9 posted 1793 days ago

Robin,

Looking great so far. Hope Hubby is as happy with your work as you are with his job on the floor. Keep up the great work.

By the way, smart move by starting in the corner with an upper cabinet. Just like a PRO!

FlWoodRat AKA “Bruce”

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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lew

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#10 posted 1793 days ago

Robin,

Anyone who can build that beautiful two sink vanity will no problem with some kitchen cabinets. You’ll do a great job!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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GMman

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#11 posted 1793 days ago

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#12 posted 1793 days ago

I showed a few photos to show how nice a floor like yours looks like with cabinets.

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woodchic

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#13 posted 1793 days ago

Hey GMann….....your daughters floor looks great, did she do her cabinets as well??

-- Robin Renee'

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GMman

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#14 posted 1793 days ago

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#15 posted 1793 days ago

Looking at your past projects, I have full confidence you can do this and do it well! If it seems overwhelming doing a whole kitchen, remember just one cabinet, or step, at a time. We’re all rooting for you!

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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