Borrowing a phrase from Sandhill – just another day in paradise. Another cliche – hopes and dreams of mice and men. There are many I can use to describe this ordeal. The pain of having wisdom teeth pulled, root canals, setting a broken bone – none of them compare to this on-going Ground Hog Day type of job. I thought there was light at the end of the tunnel, but I think it is nothing but the oncoming train. My list of “never again’s” is multiplying daily.
Anyway, enough venting. Here is where I stand.
The stove side is almost done. I have a few more details to put in. Fortunately, the lines are all run, everything works, but it is the final touches that need to be put into place. The focal wall is starting to take shape. Still need to put the faucet above the stove, but that’s last.
I’ve hung the cupboards on the sink side.
The client wanted a TV to remain in the kitchen. Her last one was sitting on a cabinet. Fortunately, I found an articulating mount that worked great with the new set. I made a false-side to conceal the cable and wire.
The second problem was the one closest to the doorway. It was the bugger. The construction was straight forward, but hinging the small door on the right side was not. I wanted the door to look like it did not open, so visible hinges was not an option.
I toyed with the idea of barrel hinges, looked around for something different, then went back to my original thought. Those, coupled with a magnetic touch latch, the small door does not look like it opens. Thank goodness for jigs – those barrel hinges have very little play.
Onward I go. Finishing up with the base cabinets. The cabinet to the left of the sink is going to house half a kitchen. Included in it will be wine racks holding 8-bottles of wine, a place for 8 wine glasses, a pull-out drawer for the microwave oven, a waste basket drawer, and a pots/pans drawer. All that in 46”. Here are a couple of pics showing the roughed carcass. The wine glasses will be accessed from the left-side of the cabinet, below the cupboard that has the TV on it.
That’s all for now. Got to get to work.
-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.