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Corner Cabinet Doors Hung

By , 1 November, 2014, No Comment
Corner Cabinet Closed

The cabinet with both new doors hung

The Corner cabinet attached to the top right unit above the sink is shown in this photo.  This view really shows off Judy’s choice of glass that was used in the door.

Earlier today I hung the new solid door that I built over the past couple of weeks and finished on Thursday.  We are both happy with the overall look and color.  They match the island that I built for Judy last year.

Corner Cabinet Closed

Corner Cabinet Closed

We looked at a lot of pictures online and in magazines before we decided upon this Arts & Crafts look.  Having now gotten these two doors completed and the cabinet frames refaced, we will move forward with the rest of the kitchen.

To finish off the cabinets, Judy will need to decide on the knobs.  Both of these look good, but the final decision has not yet been made.  Then I plan to trim around the tops and sides of the cabinets with a half-inch square molding that will cover slight gaps between the cabinets and the ceiling and walls.

Wide Door

Wide Door

There are three doors in the kitchen that are wider than the rest.  Each of the wide doors will have the additional center divider.  The other doors will have just a single panel.  The wide doors however seemed too wide to carry the large panels.

Corner Cabinet Open

Corner Cabinet Open

This last picture shows the corner cabinet with the door open, and the inside shelves.   The top shelf is fixed, but the bottom shelf can be adjusted.

The Corner Cabinet

By , 30 September, 2014, No Comment
Corner Cabinet

Corner Cabinet

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.

Corner Door with Glass

Corner Door with Glass

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.

Back of Door Showing Muntins

Back of Door Showing Muntins

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.