I'm renovating a disaster of a house in Sarasota Florida. Check my previous posts:
The kitchen cabinets are finally here. I ordered them from the Metro Collection at Cabinets To Go back at the beginning of August, even though I knew the company was moving their warehouse from California to Tennessee, and that there would be a delay in filling the order. It's November, the wait is over, the cabinets are here, and there is some minor damage that I documented for CTG with pictures. Here's the outside and inside of one box:
The company will send me a replacement for this and another damaged door. There are more dings that I will let go because they won't show. This is the disadvantage of MDF; it damages more easily than plywood but costs about 30% less, which counts for something. On the good side, every panel of these cabinets is 3/4" thick, including the back, and they feel very solid but are very heavy, making it harder to hang them.
Here the wall cabs are going up. My jig is under the far right cabinet:
Leveling the base cabs on a 45 year old floor that has been tiled a few times is a challenge:
I started adding doors and trimming. The trim is 4 1/2 inches wide and has to be cut, then an edge strip glued if it's going to show. You can see a piece during on the work table:
Everything was going smoothly until I found a door missing and another door damaged, and CTG's warehouse move has complicated shipping, so...we're at a standstill, but there's plenty more to do.
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