Kitchen make-over

Project by BillyJ posted 08-21-2009 05:13 AM 4355 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was not that complicated, and was made much easier by using a computer program to layout my cuts (Cutlist Plus). I would not have done this kitchen like I did, but it was for my sister-in-law and her budget was $0. I think the complete job cost me about $150, including the hardware (I only had to use one 4×8 sheet of plywood).

I used 1/8” oak plywood for the veneer and adhesive to lay over the existing laminate. I did make the doors from red oak. This was a simple recessed door with European hinges.

I am amazed that the adhesive I used (I forget the brand) lasted as long as it has, considering the rigors of the kitchen. Everything was finished with semi-gloss polyurethane.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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posted 08-22-2009 04:50 PM

Great job on the kitchen.


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posted 10-10-2009 02:32 PM

Nice kitchen. The new doors are vast improvement. i just did my sisters kitchen and she had the same budget.

-- That tape was just here!

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posted 05-09-2010 10:59 PM

I’m impressed nice job on the cabinets, where do you buy your hardware on line? I am finishing the tile on mine today plus 1 bedroom and hall ways 300 sf in all. The wife had to go to London for a business trip so I thought I would surprise her when she returns will more done in the kitchen.
Back to tiling :=)

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posted 08-26-2012 01:56 AM

Holy Crow Billy – You did that with a sheet of plywood?!

I’ve always been terrified to do my cabinets. It’s amazing what you did. Can you give me some ideas? I need over 30 doors, 10 drawers, 2 blank drawer fronts. What do you think I can pull off for say $500?

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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