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.




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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.

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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!

2 comments:

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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