Roger's New Cabinets

KITCHEN OVERHAUL
Quartersawn sycamore blamed for a champange taste!

SHOP OWNER: Roger Smith
LOCATION: Cullman, AL

    I recently completed part of the remodeling job in our kitchen that included the cabinets. The remodel started by removing all the old cabinets and a wall between the kitchen and dining room.
    I constructed the new base cabinets using ½-inch birch plywood with a cherry face frame. Each corner cabinet included two 32-inch lazy susans. The drawers ride on full extension slides, and all of the base cabinets feature shelves mounted on full extension slides.
Roger's New Cabinets

    My wife and I chose to build the drawer fronts and doors with quartersawn sycamore raised panels seated in cherry frames. It was difficult to find the sycamore locally. One lumber dealer gave us a name for the cabinets by saying that we had “champagne taste”! The sycamore raised panels are proud of the frames by about 3/16-inch. Each cabinet end features a raised panel similar to the doors.
Roger's New Cabinets

    The lower cabinets support two layers of 5/8-inch thick plywood glued and screwed together. We installed a ¼-inch backer board on this to lay the 12-inch square granite tiles. We decided on cherry trim with a walnut inlay as an edging for the countertop.
Roger's New Cabinets

    I constructed the upper cabinets using ¾-inch cherry plywood with a cherry face. To provide better access, I mitered the corner cabinet fronts.
Roger's New Cabinets

    The staggered height and depth of the upper cabinets provides visual interest. The shelves are adjustable and constructed using ¾-inch cherry plywood. Two of the doors feature glass panels while the others match the base cabinet doors.
Roger's New Cabinets

    To house the new convection oven, a stand-alone cabinet was constructed.

 

Roger's New Cabinets

    A new stove and over-the-range microwave completed the remodeling.

. . . Roger Smith


 
CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE    INDEX!

 

SEND US YOUR "SHOP SHOTS"
This is the place to share views of your shop, woodworking tips and methods,
mug shots, special tools or machines, finished work--you name it!
    We prefer digital images via e-mail, but prints or transparencies will do. Include your name, address, phone number and a paragraph or two explaining the photo(s). Not every entry will be used, we reserve the right to edit for length and clarity, and we will not return photos.

WoodCentral
P.O. Box 493
Springtown, PA 18081