I know it looks rough here but this is just the start, I was just dry fitting the boxes. There is a lot of work still to be done. I am going to make nice thick wood tops for everything with a routered edge. There will be drawers and a tall tower of shelves to the left side. I am pretty excited for the end result.
*Edited to add some progress photos . Today I installed the cabinets and topped them with wood which will get another edge piece to make it look like a 2" tops with a square edge. I was going to use thicker stock but they didn't have the length I needed so I adapted. The lower portion bench is almost 9' so I used thinner 10' pine boards. It will all be painted as per Sophie's wishes.
Next steps are adding more shelves, face framing and trimming out the ends with a nice detail, then moving on to baseboard trim and adding a vent grill and a nice crown moulding and then a whole lot of painting...
Here is a little inspiration photo of where I am going
Lots more storage to keep things organized and at hand.
My next challenge was to help clear the counter and to add some appeal to the big base cabinet. I will be painting the doors for sure then I thought it was best to add drawers to one of the cabinets.
I can probably do that , right?
I just need to add the drawer fronts and hardware and a nice foot detail and paint it all.... it's gonna take me a couple of weeks I'm sure. I went to a local cabinet door maker and they will have the drawer fronts made to match the other doors for under $75.00 which is amazing. No one will ever know that the drawers were an after thought.
I am now going to incorporate drawers a lot more often.
So that is what I have been up to, oh and working on getting our backyard project under way. Looks like our custom hot tub project will be starting in August, that's exciting.
I hope you are enjoying some lovely summer weather where you are, looks like this Sunday is going to be beautiful I am am going to definitely enjoy it, I hope you will too.