DH got the face frames done on the cabinets. He got the countertop pieces joined together after a trip to Lowe's to buy special glue as the glue that came with the joinery kit set up about 3.2 seconds after we mixed it. Here's a progress picture:You'll notice that the long countertop is not long enough. We actually needed a 12-foot countertop, but Lowe's and Home Depot don't sell them that long; 10 feet is their in-stock maximum. Well, they do sell 12-footers if you want to special order one and wait three weeks for it at an exorbitant price. We decided that we didn't want to do that. We have a old piece of solid maple countertop in DH's shop. So DH will use that to extend the long countertop to its proper length. Creative scrounging and repurposing - it works for us.
Here is a picture of the inside of one of the cabinets. Those vertical slots will hold my cookie sheets and shallow pans neatly upright instead of one big crazily leaning heap. Cool, eh? DH will fit and mount the cabinet doors after we get the sink installed.
DH was using the nail gun a lot on the face frames. Emma hates the nail gun. At one point, DH was leaning way over nailing a small piece and Emma came over and nibbled on his nose after barking at him a few times! She also pawed at the nail gun and growled at it a lot. Silly dog.
|Hey! Stop using that infernal contraption!|
We might have gotten farther along on the kitchen if we hadn't stopped to watch the Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday afternoon. But you gotta do what you gotta do. And it was a great game! Go Cowboys!!
"Bone Cheeks" is turning out to be a really fun stitch. I'll post a picture of my progress this weekend sometime.