Way back during the framing stage, Dad and I changed the rough opening of the kitchen doorway to a Tudor style arch that matched two other original archways within the house. Part of the goal of this restoration is to bring the back of the house more in line with the front of the house in terms of architectural features, and I thought that an archway from the hallway into the kitchen might go a long way in doing this. Up until now I hadn’t Read More
With the birth of our daughter Eleanor in early May I haven’t had much time to post anything, so below are some photos documenting the cabinet construction shortly before we moved in.
Below and above are some sketches of my cabinet design not including crown moulding and other trim details: Read More
The cabinets I’m building are traditional face frame cabinets that will be painted white. The panels will be flat with an applied moulding which is actually the same layout as all the panels in the original wainscoting in the house. For the cases I’m using 3/4″ one side pre-finished birch plywood, and for the face frames I’m using rough cut 4/4 Poplar. Poplar is cheap, nice to work, strong, and paints up great. Read More