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Old 06-15-2016, 11:00 PM   #391
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Sweet!

I used similar slides with horizontal and vertical adjustment for fine tuning. They really make life easy these days.
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Sweet!

I used similar slides with horizontal and vertical adjustment for fine tuning. They really make life easy these days.
Yep....those are the ones. The drawer faces are a snug fit and the adjustments make it easy to get perfect.

For the record....I didn't make the drawers and door/drawer faces. It's just a lot easier to just buy them.

Drawers are solid maple....about $40 each. Big doors, $90 each....drawer faces around $40 each.

All told....about $700.....Worth it considering the quality they have and the time it saves me. And delivery was free.

So, for the China cab base....I have about $900 in materials in it. Took about 3 weekends to build and stain.
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Good deal on the pieces.

I take they came bare and you finished them?
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Good deal on the pieces.

I take they came bare and you finished them?

Yup....and they are so well sanded, I don't have to do any finish sanding.....
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While this is not exactly related to the 2-story addition....I have been wanting to do this project for years.

My garage is in the back, so we only have a single car drive that goes up the side of the house and into the back. Not really a big deal. BUT....the front part of the driveway has been irking me since day one. It's not straight or level...or wide enough. When you get out of the car, you have to step on grass.

I saved up the money...and had it done.



I HATED that driveway.....

This was the closet originally for the water heater which ended up getting moved to the back of the house.....don't need this now.


It's so much fun to watch someone else doing the hard work





And the final result................

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Don't you have a couple of boys that would love to try 90lb jack hammers or a bobcat w/hammer?
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Don't you have a couple of boys that would love to try 90lb jack hammers or a bobcat w/hammer?
I'm sure they would have loved to try it. Especially the Bobcat
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Nice addition for the driveway but it's a shame to see that rebar laying down flat in the dirt.
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Nice addition for the driveway but it's a shame to see that rebar laying down flat in the dirt.
They pulled it up.....watched them do it. Experienced crew.

One guy was shoving his hand into the cement and making sure it was at the right level
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Update time.....Pugsy is making me look bad with all his wonderful cabinet work.

One of the 'parallel' projects to the addition was to enlarge the kitchen. Now that we have a family/living room, the existing combination living/dining room can now be just a dining room and we can enlarge the kitchen a little to include a breakfast bar.

For 'historical' reasons, here is a pic of what we moved into 16 years ago....


6 Months later we had this....and yes, I made all the cabinets....



But that wall blocked the view into the other room. Not a big deal when it was the living room....but now that it's going to be a dining room, we wanted to 'open it up'.

View from the other side.....


One of the issues, the fridge is at the end and even if we take the wall out, it blocks the view. And since I know how to make cabinets, heck, I'll just make more...move the fridge over to the other side and give ourselves a nice long breakfast bar......at least, that was the initial plan.

With the help of the boys, we gutted the wall.

That black object on the other side of the wall is the fridge....



I actually got some physical labor out of the boys....under duress....



Of course I had to move the fridge out of the way....pushed it to the adjacent wall......and then.....





Ya know that 'think out of the box' saying?

After a short 'discussion' with the wife....it was decided. Fridge goes there....we build a cabinet around it....and gain a whole lot more counter space. Yes, the fridge is not in the center of the 'work triangle'.....but, we really like the extra space....we can make this work.....and it really opens up the kitchen and makes it a whole lot bigger.



Time to get cracking on cabinets....
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Update time.....Pugsy is making me look bad with all his wonderful cabinet work.

One of the 'parallel' projects to the addition was to enlarge the kitchen. Now that we have a family/living room, the existing combination living/dining room can now be just a dining room and we can enlarge the kitchen a little to include a breakfast bar.

For 'historical' reasons, here is a pic of what we moved into 16 years ago....
6 Months later we had this....and yes, I made all the cabinets....

But that wall blocked the view into the other room. Not a big deal when it was the living room....but now that it's going to be a dining room, we wanted to 'open it up'.

View from the other side.....
One of the issues, the fridge is at the end and even if we take the wall out, it blocks the view. And since I know how to make cabinets, heck, I'll just make more...move the fridge over to the other side and give ourselves a nice long breakfast bar......at least, that was the initial plan.

With the help of the boys, we gutted the wall.

That black object on the other side of the wall is the fridge....

I actually got some physical labor out of the boys....under duress....

Of course I had to move the fridge out of the way....pushed it to the adjacent wall......and then.....


Ya know that 'think out of the box' saying?

After a short 'discussion' with the wife....it was decided. Fridge goes there....we build a cabinet around it....and gain a whole lot more counter space. Yes, the fridge is not in the center of the 'work triangle'.....but, we really like the extra space....we can make this work.....and it really opens up the kitchen and makes it a whole lot bigger.

Time to get cracking on cabinets....
Looks like some fun on this project. I think you actually "enjoy" working with wood. I do it out of necessity.

The "work triangle"....what a crock of $$*&.
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Looks like some fun on this project. I think you actually "enjoy" working with wood. I do it out of necessity.

The "work triangle"....what a crock of $$*&.
We actually spent some time on Sunday walking through the 'work triangle'.

Yea, it would be nice for the fridge to be across from the counter top....but, any time the fridge is open, you have a choke point and that 'work triangle' now becomes the 'choke triangle'. While the fridge might be a little bit away from the action, we really like how it opens things up. We can now bring in food, put it on the floor and your not tripping over it.

We (me) are going to hid the fridge by putting a wall on the side covered in book shelves for all the wive's cook books and other misc things. Above the fridge, a large cabinet for all the misc BS stuff kitchens have but you don't need too often.

Pugs...I have a question for you but I'll ask on your thread.
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Another over due update.....

Along with the kitchen overhaul....I'm also doing the front face of the house. Pulling off the old T&G, cleaning up some plumbing, replacing the kitchen window, repairing some termite damage...and putting on LP Smartside and ledger stone.

Here is an old pic of the house...(before we started the addition)


The washer and dryer 'used' to be in the kitchen...I removed the old plumbing. And since we are replacing the kitchen window...I have to drop the vent lower. And since I'm adding another sink....I might as well redo all the plumbing in the kitchen and get rid of the old steel pipes.....good thing I did...the were coated so bad with junk that only about 25% remained.



I knew I had some termite damage.....



Along with grass trying to grow in the walls.



Got the walls insulated better.



This is my frame for the new kitchen windows...



Front Window is fixed....side windows are casement.....(they crank open)



I have to remake the base cabinet on this side (putting in a copper farm house sink). The granite will continue into the base of the kitchen window.

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