I’ve paused my obsessive blogging about my kitchen partly because I’m perpetually worried that you all see my posts on facebook and roll your eyes like, “Oh, goody. Jay sawed through another gas line. Big friggin’ deal,” and partly because my wrists, elbows and hands have raised their collective voices in protest for being asked to enter endless bookstore numbers on my laptop, turn screwdrivers, hold palm sanders and then type about all of it.
Carpal tunnel anyone?
Anyway, let’s catch up. When last we met, I was soothing my bruised ego (after flooding the basement) by painting random park benches and building drawers. I have recovered sufficiently enough to unveil my latest triumph.
Check. It. Out.
I took out the glass in a couple of glass cabinet doors and replaced it with MDF (sort of like plywood only kind of better and a crapload dustier to cut), glued and nailed it in, then attached the drawers that I built from spare wood in the garage.
Later, we’ll paint the cabinet fronts to match the kitchen and put on drawer pulls.
For my next trick, I decided to use medium duty drawer slides on the top and bottom.
After trying for two days to get the godforsaken drawer slide out thing to actually SLIDE OUT, I decided to take a break and build another drawer slide out thing that probably wouldn’t budge either.
This one had to be built a few inches off center to get around the funky air duct that the dear installers left jutting into our pantry. Degree of difficulty? 8.
I finally got wise and sprung for the better drawer slides and it worked proving that my death grip on my wallet sometimes gets in my way. They totally work now!
What, you may ask, is Kris doing whilst I am toiling away at our project?
She’s landscaping the entire back yard. By herself. Apparently she “needs somewhere to go that isn’t under construction.”
I’ll stop typing now so that my fingers don’t fall off, but I will be back with updates on what will be the most awesome built-in wine rack in the world: