Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Kitchen - Season 3

This could be the year I finish the stinkin kitchen! Of course I say that every year. So in my usual avoidance of drywall sanding I started getting all the trim work finished and there is plenty of it. The wainscoting is the same design I did the powder room in. For the casing, I changed plans and decided to use the same "off-the-shelf" stuff I used on the 3rd floor. It goes with the house and is less than half the price of me milling original casing. The powder room will get the same. The poplar I bought for the kitchen I will use to make original casing for the upstairs hall since the front and back stairs have original casing... so this area will need to match. The bedrooms I decided will get the the new casing as well. I will probably be the only one to notice the difference... and looking at $5000 to make originals for the entire house.. I can live with the new stuff in spots!

So here are some pics of what I have trimed out so far up to the kitchen sink base. I decided to built a custom cabinet under the sink... partially inspired by the one in "A Christmas Story" and part what I think will fit in with the woodwork.

Here's my great-uncle's saw... back out of retirement after 40 years. I gave it a thorough going over and refinished it, new motor, the works. It's an 8 inch Craftman, probably mid 1950s vintage. Just the right size to bring to the project unlike the beast in my garage! Plus it's too stinkin cold to be sawing out in the garage!!

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