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…