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Old 02-21-2012, 10:43 AM   #2056
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Ok, I'm back at it! I've been living here now over a year and my kitchen still isn't finished. Well that is going to change very soon. Today I cut a 13mm spacer for all around the top of the counter. I've been thinking about this one for awhile. I want a wood edge trim around the outside. By raising the counter top I can have a thicker edge trim. It will look better and not interfere with the opening of the low cabinets. I also extended the width of the counter top. I will have stools on the other side. I'm still not going to say what the counter top will be yet. You will have to stay tuned for that. Here are a couple pics from today. More tomorrow. dorf dude...
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This one thread has been going on for 4 years now. This is AMAZING! Great work I have to say! I've yet to get through the first several pages but I wanted to ask how the locals think now? Are they still laughing at you? Hope they are eating American Crow! lol

Seriously though, love Germany, love the rebuild.
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Dorf Dude -

Are those cabinets the common European style with adjustable legs and that have the uppers hung on a rail?

I think many of the German locals are familiar with the products used.

How many of the pricey alder outlets plates did you end up using in the house?

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Let me guess... Concrete counter top
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:21 AM   #2060
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I picked up my router today and opened up a shop in my yard. Crazy weather, middle of Feb and I'm able to work outside. I bought some Larch boards and ripped them and routed the edge over. All lengths are cut and fit. Now I just need to sand and seal them. I hope to get the counter top in tomorrow. Lots of little time killers still to do. Here are a couple pics from today. dorf dude...
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:50 PM   #2062
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Dorf Dude -

Are those cabinets the common European style with adjustable legs and that have the uppers hung on a rail?

I think many of the German locals are familiar with the products used.

How many of the pricey alder outlets plates did you end up using in the house?

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It is an Ikea kitchen. Dick I don't want to count how many outlets. I've still got some to install upstairs. Expensive!!
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This one thread has been going on for 4 years now. This is AMAZING! Great work I have to say! I've yet to get through the first several pages but I wanted to ask how the locals think now? Are they still laughing at you? Hope they are eating American Crow! lol

Seriously though, love Germany, love the rebuild.
They are blown away with what I have done. Especially using materials in ways other than intended. Also the rock window ledges which cost nothing.
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Almost got it done. Here are a couple pic's. I used laminate flooring. Reasons being my kitchen is WAY out of square. No way a standard counter top would work with out huge fitting issues and cost. This laminate has a 20 year walk on it guarantee and is water safe. Using it allowed me to custom cut all the small sections at a time. Plus I could do it my self! I still have some more to do but you get a sense of where it's going. dorf dude...
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Wow!! It looks fantastic! I never would have guessed that's what it is.

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Looks great, clean and functional and also fits into the out of square 200 year old structure.

I have heard the European Ikea cabinets are a higher quality than was exported to the U.S. because of the price market and low U.S.$ value. Have you any information?

I see the exterior shutters were down on one side. Is the other side a stained glass insert?

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Looks great, clean and functional and also fits into the out of square 200 year old structure.

I have heard the European Ikea cabinets are a higher quality than was exported to the U.S. because of the price market and low U.S.$ value. Have you any information?

I see the exterior shutters were down on one side. Is the other side a stained glass insert?

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Thanks Dick. I've still got a couple days finishing it up. I have no idea on the Ikea question. The stained glass is a hanger. It catches the morning sun here great. Title is "Old Man Winter" I used to do stained glass in my former life. I might get back into it someday. dorf dude...
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I thought I put up a picture of the stained glass in the past. Here is a better shot. I chopped up a huge sheet of glass just to get the eyes just right. Here's another one I did of an Eagle. It is mosaic. No light from behind. Note the gap between each piece of glass. Every feather ect... dorf dude...
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My eyes hurt...I just read 138 pages of this Project straight through!

This mgiht be the single best DIY thread I've ever read. Nice work!

I have an aunt and uncle in Bitburg who I visit every few years, and the quality of construction over there is something I always marvel at. Bravo!
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Today I worked on the little time killers. Lower cabinet trim, covered the back side of the hanging cabinets, finished mounting work top trim, electric ect... I still have to finish the kick panel under the counter top. I still have some counter top laminate left so I think Slate will be the choice. It will contrast very well. The first picture is of the sink cutout. the board on the counter is square with opposite counter. That shows how out of square this place is. Here are a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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