Sunday, October 23, 2005

Cabinet Update

Big day! I have a working sink for the first time in months! Yea! I got cabinets in and painted and I got the sink drain, dishwasher, and garbage disposal hooked up and all is working fine. Aaand it only took 2 trips to the hardware store and there were no leaks with the first test. That could be a record.

I haven’t been able to test the DW yet because although the water is hooked up to it I don’t have a kitchen faucet yet. If I turned the knob under the sink I would have a geyser where the kitchen faucet should be hooked up.

I am generally pleased with the cabinets. It is a first attempt at cabinet building so I’m trying to go easy on myself. Still, there are a few things that bug me. There are one or two joints that could be tighter, doors that could be straighter, and one little problem that I won’t tell you about, but if you look at the picture it should be obvious. At least it sticks out for me like a sore thumb.

I still need to build the center doors and trim out the edges, but next up is the counter top. After I get that on I can get the faucets on and have a working kitchen! It has been a long time coming.


9 comments:

Patricia W said...

It looks so nice Greg. I'm sorry but I find it very hard to be critical of the hard work you've put into your cabinets, and I don't see anything that even remotely sticks out like a sore thumb. The plumbing sounds miraculous. I can't seem to do any plumbing without making 10 trips to the store and then I end up buying many things I don't need in the process.

Amanda said...

Beautiful. I don't see a problem either.

Amanda said...

On second thought, I see what some people might consider "an issue," but it does not affect my assessment in any way.

heather said...

Ok Greg...I must be blind. I think it looks amazing and can't see anything that resembles a thumb - sore or not.

I'm seriously considering booking a vacation to California next year just to some see your work first hand! :) (And possibly convince you to come build at my house!)

neil said...

Greg, remember "even" is for people with too much time on their hands and really expensive tools. Looks FANTASTIC. Keep it up.

Too bad there isn't any venting for that dishwasher, though... ;)

Suzanne said...

OK Greg, I stared and stared at the picture, and I think I know what you are talking about, and PUL-LEEZE! Give yourself a break. You've done an amazing job, especially for a train as you go project. I don't know too many home restorers who can do better, most have to hire a pro, and still don't get as good a job. Pat yourself on the back, my friend, you are amazing. When will we see a shot of the entire room? Can't wait!

John said...

"Hell is other people."

- Satre

Kristin said...

It looks great, Greg. Why don't you swing by Alabama some time and build some for me?

merideth said...

wow! they look fantastic! And you get extra points for doing such fine work in the midst of all the idiotic-neighbor drama!