Kitchen Remodel

Blog series by Dan Lyke consisting of 3 parts so far

Part 1: The Story So Far

09-16-2013 09:23 PM by Dan Lyke | 13 comments »

We have long been expecting to remodel the kitchen. Shortly after we moved in, over 5 years ago, we bought a couple of hundred board feet of maple to be our cabinets. Later that year I got a hold of a bunch of Peruvian mahogany, and I built some cabinet door prototypes, lucked into a Maple butcher block and turned that into a cabinet for the left of the stove, and built some pantry-ish cabinets for one wall, and some drawers for pots with movable dividers... ...and there the project langui...

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Part 2: Removing The Chimney

09-16-2013 09:30 PM by Dan Lyke | 22 comments »

And then we got to that mysterious box in the corner: The lower part of the chimney. We knocked the plaster and button board off, revealed a cement base and a metal chimney. Opening the access hatch on the base showed a residue that suggested at some point in this 1947 cottage there had been a wood or coal stove. So suddenly we weren’t sure how heavy that metal chimney was. So I looked at Charlene, said “no problem, we’ll sawzall that sucker outta there and I’ll catch...

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Part 3: Putting it back together

09-16-2013 09:42 PM by Dan Lyke | 29 comments »

The floor is a pre-distressed dyed hickory, chosen because the hue matches the Mahogany cabinet doors The major struggle this portion of the remodel was getting the refrigerator in to the kitchen. This involved removing doors from both the kitchen and the refrigerator, building a heavy ramp, and even so the fridge ended up with a few battle scars. But it’s in. The ramp we built for it was epic, and now we have a working fridge, dishwasher, and sink, and I’ve got two mor...

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