Got some time in on the trailer today because of the holiday.Â
I decided to get some work done on the kitchen cabinetry.Â The original configuration had an oven and I am going with a drop in cooktop and a built in convection microwave below it.Â There was also some delamination near the bottom.Â I decided to try my hand at reskining the whole thing.
Here is a before shot.
After hours and hours of work it seemed like to get all that off to expose the basic frame.Â Does that look like progress?!?!
One problem with this.Â The orginal grain lines run up and down.Â The 4′x8′ sheet of 1/8″ oak has the grain running up and down along the full length.Â So the widest piece I can make with the grain running right is 48″.Â You might say big deal, just run the grain length wise.Â I would too, but since I am reusing the doors, they have the grain running vertical, I thought it would look weird.
So I ended up with a small seem and I lined it up where the cabinet doors meet.
Here is the finsihed product that still needs sanding and staining.Â I also made a countertop but it was too cold to put the laminate on today.
I still need to buy the sink, cooktop, and microwave so I know what size for the cut outs.Â I also eliminated the small storage door below the original oven.Â I’m going to put a heater blower there.
I decided to make the countertop edge rounded to keep the point from being sharp.Â I’ll have to see how the laminate forms around it.Â Need a hot day…