|Project by JayT||posted 03-07-2013 05:08 PM||2339 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
My wife and I remodeled the kitchen last year. It was basically a complete gut job including about half the walls down to the studs, the whole floor down to original sub-floor planking and most of the electrical. (Sorry, no pics of the complete project) The final touches were finally done this spring due to major delays from a glass company that was contracted to do the backsplash and a couple months of 14 hour days at work last fall.
Over New Year’s weekend, I finally got a mosaic backsplash installed—we had to give up on the glass company after months of delays and a total refusal on their part to do anything about the errors. Turned out for the best, we like the mosaic better anyway and using polyurethane grout will drastically reduce maintenance. Undercabinet LED puck lighting was also installed.
The final piece was baseboard and crown. Couldn’t find anything commercially available that would look good with the simple lines of the cabinets, so I made them by hand with planes instead of paying for a custom shop to do the job. Had to figure out a way to complement the maple cabinets and also go with the existing 70 year old pine window and door moldings. Moldings were made of clear pine and a couple of different stain colors layered to get the right shade. The process of making the moldings is posted as a LumberJock project if you are interested in reading more about how they were made.