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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-07-2017, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Default Golf's Over and I'm Back - New Project

As most of you know, I don't visit the forum much during the summer - golf, golf and more golf. I play at least four times a week.

Well, this summer wasn't any different - but it wasn't all fun and games. I did spend some time working on a project I had planned for some time.

My daughter, who lives in Mississauga, about an hour from me, needed to update her kitchen, or at least add some new cabinets. The old configuration wasn't very functional.

So I spent about 5 weeks (on and off) working on this at my friend's shop. So, lots of pictures - read on if you like.

Here's a couple of pics of the original layout:

The dishwasher was on the wall opposite the sink - impractical. And the base cabinets on that wall were buried under a large countertop that had a curve in the front. Made access to the cabinets difficult and the curve in the countertop also reduced the space between the the cabinets on that side and the cabs on the sink wall.

Fridge Wall - Original countertop over base cabinets and dishwasher placement that made no sense.

First order of business - had son-in-law relocate the dishwasher to the sink wall.



Sink Wall

The original doors and drawer fronts needed some TLC - decided to make new ones





Production Started - I won't go into the actual build process. I'm sure everyone here is aware of the process - European style cabinets (no face frames) 6-way adjustable hinges. Cabinets and drawer banks start as basic boxes. Slides (full extension/soft close) are added to the drawer banks, shelf pin holes are added to the cabinet panels. All construction (gables, bottoms, shelves, nailers (top and back on base cabinets), drawer boxes made with 5/8" melamine, any exposed edge is edge banded

18" Bank of Drawers - Slides installed




36" and 18" Bank of Drawers - Drawers installed






Installation

Pantry and Drawer Banks in Place




Corner Base Cabinet, Microwave Cab and Uppers installed.



New Doors (Shaker or rail and style, pick a name) installed on Sink Wall Cabs. Doors and drawer fronts sprayed - 2 coats of primer and 1 coat of paint with lots of sanding in between - came out smooth as glass.



Doors and Drawer Fronts, Pulls and Knobs on New Cabs, Crown Moulding on new side (old side had a bulk head, so no room for crown)

You'll notice there are two end panels that look like doors. There are actually 5 end panels total (3 on the sink wall). Made fake doors for these and attached from the inside of the cabinets so no screws visible from the outside on these and dressed up the ends a little to make them look like the rest of the doors.





The pantry at the far left is full depth, and 80" inches tall. Constructed in two cabinets -lower cab is 55" and upper cab is 25". The pantry has six doors but each side of the lower doors open in pairs - with 2 hinges per door and a steel dowel set into holes drilled in the upper/lower edge holding the front of the door together. The pin can be removed once one set of hinges is removed, allowing the doors to come apart.

Grandson admiring new Cabinets (yup, he helped with some of the drawer knobs)



So, total of 29 doors, 12 drawer fronts - enjoyed the build and thanks to my friend who has a large shop and spray equipment.

All that's left to do is new countertop - leaving that up to daughter to pick out and have installed ... and they're leaning towards granite.

All in all, a worthwhile project, more than doubled the storage space in their kitchen and there's so much more room to move around.

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Very nice work as always Vince . That would be quite an undertaking for a guy like me , but you always seem to make things look so easy.
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What a gift to your daughter and her family. Very nice work, and I bet you still got a little golf in as well.

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Very nice job Vince, nice see you back with a great project.
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Good job.

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very nice...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Daughter now has a beautiful,functional kitchen.Good job Vince.

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Great job, it's always nice to have a mission when building something. The new cabinets look a lot nicer than the old ones.
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Outstanding project! That is a big undertaking with building and installation.
Why didn't you extend the cabinets to the ceiling? Another shelf for storage. My parents built a house in 1970 with 42 inch wall cabinets. Tons of storage for items that you don't use all the time but accessible with a step stool. We are short people.

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