My current project involves reworking our home’s cabinets that are original back to 1981. The current look is extremely dated and not great quality. Part one of the renovation had been to tear out a set of cabinets hanging from the ceiling that divided the dining room from the kitchen. Then we removed the lower cabinets and bar.
That alone changed the room completely. Since then we replaced the flooring in the two rooms with a nice laminate floor, and redid the counter tops. We closed off the lower counter where the bar formerly tied in with a bookcase and slid the dishwasher in the opening.
Above the counter we made the decision to add a corner cabinet. This I made some weeks back, and hung it in its spot. Then I began making the door.
Judy and I agreed that the door needed glass and a shape that would set it off. We were very happy to find some wonderful glass here in Omaha at Rainbow Artistic Glass. The glass had a lot of beautiful color, texture and design. Judy carefully picked the exact location for cutting the pieces and we had Rainbow cut it for us.
Here you can see the finished door with the waterfall effect in the glass. This turned out very nicely and is finished except for finding just the right pull for the door. Both the door and the cabinet are made of quartersawn white oak.
On the backside I cut muntins to hold the class in. The easy way would have been to make the muntins join together seamlessly, but I preferred the difference in height that I had seen done traditionally. So each was hand fitted and rounded to give it that hand crafted look.
I hope to have the door hung soon. The hinges have been fitted and it is ready. Then I will have a whole lot of other doors with wood panels to cut, fit and hang.