Another Project Completed

>> Wednesday, May 25, 2011

When we were getting the house ready to live in back in 2004 we bought and installed a 220 volt A/C in the corner of the kitchen.  The fellow who had started building the house had designed it to have a A/C there.  We found that we used the A/C very little, just didn’t believe it to be healthful coming out of the heat into a cold house, etc.  We had discussed taking the A/C out and building in a cabinet.  Since the area is right next to the woodburning cookstove it would be very convenient.

IMG_2887Here is a photo of the area.  We had a free standing cabinet in the very corner.  We set our trash can in the area as well as had an area for the animal’s food and water.

IMG_2888I started the project on Wednesday, May 4th by removing the A/C.  After getting everything ready, removing screws, etc. Darryl came and helped me physically remove the unit.  After putting up siding and drywall I started on a new cabinet.

IMG_2903This photo shows the basic framework done, the countertop built and installed.  The building of the doors and drawers had yet to be done.


This is the completed cabinet.  It was built to match the kitchen island I built a few weeks ago. (See my post.)  The countertop is made from oak flooring we had left over from putting down our floors.  The top was “finished” with a few coats of walnut oil.

I stood on a chair to take this picture.  You can see the countertop much better.  The small door on the right hides our trash can.  (We had to buy a bit smaller one!)  Connie has yet to figure out just what she is going to put into the cabinet.  What a problem!


Craig May 25, 2011 at 5:49 AM  

Remember, "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."

Anna May 25, 2011 at 8:13 PM  

That looks really nice. I'm sure Mom can find something to put into that cabinet - even if she has to go 'treasure hunting' to find it!

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