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Base Cabinet Complete: Minus Doors and Trim

December 5, 2011

We spent a lot of Saturday finishing up the base cabinet fascia, posted about here.  Now that the outside pieces have been primed and painted it was finally time to install them.  Ryan was able to borrow his dad’s air compressor to get the project finished.  After applying some liquid nail (God’s gift to DIY), he nailed all the fascia into place.

Here is the picture progression/diary of what we did, and how we did it.

With the side in place Ryan was able to put the front in place using the same gluing and nailing method.

Here’s a view of what the nails look like.  Yep, that’s a lot of holes to putty!  Better secure than not…haha.

I used Elmer’s carpenter’s wood filler in white to fill the holes.  This was a very rushed task, as the Kentucky-North Carolina basketball game was about to start in 15 minutes.  (We all know how much I love my Kentucky wildcats!)

In case you were wondering, the UK Wildcats won against North Carolina, 73-72.  It was Anthony Davis who blocked John Henson’s shot in the last 10 seconds of the game that won it for the Cats.

After the intense game was over and Ryan and I were finished hootin’ and hollerin’, I got back to the putty that had since dried.  You guessed it, it was once again time to sand…blah.  This time, since there were so many holes I got out the orbital.  I had to be careful not apply too much pressure, I didn’t want the paint I so diligently applied (posted here) to get sanded down/removed.

After I finished sanding the filler I put down another 2 coats of touch-up paint.  I also decided at this point to paint the underside of the plywood around that curved area.

We have now moved everything off the top of the fridge and into the cabinets.  It’s crazy to see the top of the fridge again.  We have a corner trim piece (that’s already been primed and painted) that still has to be nailed into the corner where there two fascia boards meet.  We’ll probably get to that tonight.  In the meantime, the cabinet looks a little bit like this:

All that’s left now is:

  1. Nailing in the corner fascia trim piece
  2. adding cabinet doors
  3. removing the flooring
  4. installing tile
  5. replace the baseboards
  6. make/nail in wainscoting squares
  7. countertop
  8. upper cabinets

As simple as that!!!  yeah right.  Happy Monday!


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