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Offline derekcohen

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The kitchen is finished!
« on: May 15, 2017, 11:46 AM »
Well, finished except for two side panels, but Lynndy has given me time off to build a piece of furniture :)

This post is to conclude what I started, for those interested in kitchen builds ... and, I guess, woodwork. The earlier posts I made - about building Shaker-style doors, and hand finishing them in water-based poly - are on my website for reference:  http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/Kitchen%20Rebuild.html

The original kitchen was 25 years old and tired. Even more tired was the fidge-freezer, which we bought 35 years ago. It needed to be replaced. The new fridge was wider and a touch taller than the old. The problem was that the alcove into which it was built had a cabinet above, and changing this cabinet meant changing the door … and it would not be possible to match the Tasmanian Oak to blend in with all the other cabinet doors and drawers.

So we needed new cabinet doors and drawer fronts … and then it became a new countertop in granite … and then a more modern range hood ... and the gas hob would be replaced with a fancy-shmancy ceramic electric one that Lynndy has been eyeing for a long time.

Lynndy wanted modern and light. And so the cabinet design would be Shaker and in Hard Maple (from the USA - my local wood salvage supplier had just received a large shipment).

I think that Lynndy planned this all along.

The old kitchen ...



With tiles stripped and a few cabinets removed ...



The countertop was replaced with granite ...



Yes, bar stools are on my build bucket list :)



The backsplash is now a light green glass. And the new range hood ...



Some of the drawers ...



... and doors ...



The new (bloody ... mutter .. mutter ..) fridge ...



LED lighting fitted under one cabinet ...



A few doors close up ...





Last picture ...



Regards from Perth

Derek

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Offline Billedis

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Re: The kitchen is finished!
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 01:32 PM »
Very nice job.  Thanks for sharing.  Bill

Offline jobsworth

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Re: The kitchen is finished!
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 03:04 PM »
Well done....
Loving the Calif sun....

Offline Jeff Zanin

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Re: The kitchen is finished!
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 03:45 PM »
Very nice Derek, I'm sure Lynndy is pleased  :)

Offline Holmz

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Re: The kitchen is finished!
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 11:27 AM »
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Some of the drawers ...



...

Regards from Perth

Derek

@derekcohen - What sort of gap are you using on the drawers?

I am looking at the Blum Metabox type of drawers which only need a front attached and have some adjustment left/right, up/down, and tilt/cant...

I am thinking 2-mm total, so 1-mm shy between them to total 2-mm, and 2-mm on edges that butt up to a divider or something else... like a door??
But maybe I should be looking more towards 3-mm total?

Offline derekcohen

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Re: The kitchen is finished!
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2017, 11:35 AM »
Holmz, there is about 2mm between the drawers.

There are also similar to the Blum type drawers, with planted faces.

Regards from Perth

Derek

Offline DB10

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Re: The kitchen is finished!
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2017, 09:10 AM »
It's turned out all good for you, nice work.
 what are your thoughts on the Bloody, mutter, mutter Fisher & Paykal fridge? The reason I ask is my wife wants to drop a shed load of money on one and replace our sometimes noisy but still fully functioning Samsung as the F&P will give us more space and matches our oven that she raves about. It's a battle I don't think I will win.

Offline derekcohen

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Re: The kitchen is finished!
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2017, 09:37 AM »
Hi DB

We looked at the F&P (614L) alongside the Samsung. The quality of the fittings and overall construction and design of the F&P were just an order above the Samsung. In the end it was my wife's choice, but there was no arguing about which was better. I reasoned that we had the last one for 35 years ...

We also bought the F&P range hood. I love its slim looks, and the controls and silence are magic.

Regards from Perth

Derek

Offline leakyroof

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Re: The kitchen is finished!
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2017, 11:09 AM »
Hi DB

We looked at the F&P (614L) alongside the Samsung. The quality of the fittings and overall construction and design of the F&P were just an order above the Samsung. In the end it was my wife's choice, but there was no arguing about which was better. I reasoned that we had the last one for 35 years ...

We also bought the F&P range hood. I love its slim looks, and the controls and silence are magic.

Regards from Perth

Derek
    Looks VERY Nice Derek.!!!!
 We actually have a smaller F&P refrig. in our Kitchen [ the single door model] since it was the only model we liked that fit into an existing 'hole' /recess which housed our older Refrig.
 There's no way to expand the hole width-wise for the Refrig, as we've already remodeled once and took it to its current max size. The trouble is that Appliance Makers keep playing with the sizes of their units with regards to width, which is the one dimension we can't play with.... [embarassed]
 They also love Counter Depth to keep a unit in line with cabinets, so while we could go deeper than that, it's hard to find while still staying narrow and not a Double Door Style.
 Our F&P has held up well, as my Wife is VERY hard on Appliances, esp. Refrigerators. Only the IceMaker is inop and we're not fixing it anymore.
 
« Last Edit: June 02, 2017, 11:15 AM by leakyroof »
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....

Offline derekcohen

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Re: The kitchen is finished!
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2017, 11:47 AM »
Quote
Our F&P has held up well, as my Wife is VERY hard on Appliances, esp. Refrigerators. Only the IceMaker is inop and we're not fixing it anymore.

Thanks Leaky.

We went for the model without the ice maker. It was not just that this would have required new plumbing (and housing construction in Western Australia is solid brick interior walls, and not drywall partitioning, so that would be a significant modification), but we reasoned that the mechanism took up a lot of interior space within the fridge. We just keep a couple of water bottles in the fridge.

Regards from Perth

Derek

Offline curiousdork

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Re: The kitchen is finished!
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2017, 12:31 PM »
That kitchen looks beautiful!  Congrats on the amazing job.  My kitchen is up next on my renovation plan, so it's nice to see other people's designs.  :)

Offline DB10

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Re: The kitchen is finished!
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2017, 08:15 PM »
Thanks Derek & Leaky for their F&P thoughts. It will be interesting to see what design you manage to come up with, on the bar stools when you get round to making them.

Offline Holmz

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Re: The kitchen is finished!
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2017, 08:24 PM »
Our range hood and stove top are both FP and very sleek.
The range hood broke once, and two of the burners on the stove top are out. I know I should get them fixed, but the quote was enough to consider getting a decent stovetop.

Offline Kev

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Re: The kitchen is finished!
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2017, 07:00 AM »
Not liking the inspiration and motivation ... [embarassed]

Our "new" place has a raw ply kitchen knocked up by a "handy-man". The better half wants it replaced but we're planning to build a couple of pavilions and make the existing house the guest wing, so I don't want to go crazy on the kitchen (oh ... and the laundry).

The jobs are piling up like crazy and at some point I need to find time to get back to doing "real work" [sad]


Offline Holmz

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Re: The kitchen is finished!
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2017, 07:07 AM »
Kev, could you salvage it by putting a decent veneer on it?

Offline Kev

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Re: The kitchen is finished!
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2017, 04:21 AM »
Kev, could you salvage it by putting a decent veneer on it?

@Holmz, the fronts are wonky as heck ... probably more trouble than it's worth. It's a small "L" and an island - then a small laundry. We've just got new Miele for the laundry, if I swap the components in the kitchen it'll mean new cupboards anyway.


Offline Holmz

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Re: The kitchen is finished!
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2017, 06:19 AM »
Put a tourniquet on the wallet and veneer it with a paint brush then???

Offline Jasonj888

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Re: The kitchen is finished!
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2017, 09:46 PM »
Great job!