We Interrupt this Blog for a Kitchen Remodel

Woodworking and blog posts will resume once the kitchen remodel is complete.  In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of what I’ve gotten myself into.  

And no, I won’t be building the cabinets.  Don’t have the shop size and need the kitchen back faster than it takes to make all of those.  But I will be making some small counter tops.  Stay tuned for that.  😀

10 thoughts on “We Interrupt this Blog for a Kitchen Remodel”

  1. Marilyn,

    You certainly are doing a thorough job. I am contemplating doing the same thing but I am reluctant to do it the right way like you are because it will take me awhile to make the cabinets and I am not sure I want to be without a kitchen for that long. I’ve thought about just doing the uppers first.

    I’d be interested in some posts about the remodel if you have the time.


    1. The kitchen is such a critical item in the house. I’ve asked many woodworkers if they made their kitchen cabinets and if they said yes, I asked them would they do it again. Everyone said no.

      It takes too long and takes so much space. My compromise was going to be to do the doors and the drawers and let the contractor do the boxes.

      But we got such a good bid on the cabinets and I’ve got sooooo much to do already in this project, I’m going to have them made.

      1. PS. I’ll be posting about the remodel along the way. I’ll be trimming and making two small counter tops. So that should be fun.

  2. I made the same decision. At least for us, being out of commision from a working kitchen has to be left to a minimum. My remodel starts in four weeks. I’ll be checking this blog for ideas. Good luck.

  3. FWIW, I don’t regret building my own cabinets. But I do regret that it took as long as it did…And good luck with the remodel! One unbeatable benefit of hiring at least some of it out is certainly the time savings!

    1. That’s really good to hear. What I really wanted to do was have the contractor build the boxes and hang them. Then I could build the doors and the drawers. I still think that’s a viable option if I wasn’t also trying to hold down a day job.

      1. That sounds like an excellent compromise. Building the boxes was the boring (and heavy and hard-to-transport) part. The doors and drawers are much more manageable in a typical home shop (and more fun to build!).

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