Microwave and more!

Today I worked on getting the convection microwave installed.  It needed a special shelf built and the addition of ductwork for the venting.  I had ordered the built-in kit.

Here you can see the special shelf.  I made it so that i can be removed w/o pulling the entire cabinet.

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Next is the duct work that comes in the kit.  The kit sells for around $120, so its not cheap. 

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I was hoping the kit included some secure way of mounting, but it did not.  I guess the fine folks at Sharp assume your cabinet in your house will not be traveling down the freeway at 65MPH :-).  So I ended up making a bracket in the front that attached to a screw on the bottom of the microwave, and I’ll add an “L” bracket on the rear.  Only problem with that is the microwave won’t be removeable from the front w/o pulling the cook top.

Here is the microwave in place all trimmed out.  Not bad for a first timer…

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I moved on the kitchen faucet.  I picked up a single handle Moen.  Pretty nice with a pull out sprayer.

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And here is a final shot of the day, with the cook top set in place so you can see how the finished kitchen will look real soon.

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Well, thats it for now.  As always, more to come….

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