July 19, 2009
I’ve done some work on my Recipes page on my wiki. A little bit of organization and adding a few favorite recipes. For those of you who like to bake/cook, or for those of you who are like me and like to EAT… check out the new Recipes page by clicking here.
Or, you can check out the new recipes added:
Listening to: Stabbing Westward – Haunting Me
Wow! At last! A usable kitchen! Finished plumbing the sink using a new strainer basket and our old dispose-all. Then installed the faucet. It seemed to be working OK, then…. disaster. One of the slip joints I was using did just that – it slipped… and on the CPVC that it really was designed for! I jumped into action and turned off the main, but several gallons had sprayed all over. I was PISSED! So I went out to Menards and got a proper copper compression to CPVC fitting (that glued the CPVC) for the hot and cold water leads and installed them. Looks good now and it isn’t going to slip or leak.
I’m virtually done. I’ve got the following items to do (and none of them will be noticeable to most people):
- Two pieces of shoe mold trim at the wall near the fridge, each about 6″ long.
- A bead of caulk on top of the backsplash of the counter top – I have purchased a little device to make the bead uniform the entire length of the countertop.
- A bead of caulk between the floor tile and the sliding door to the deck to seal the wood below – I’ve got some colored caulk that will match the grout.
- Four pieces of shoe mold that will be trim underneath the cabinets to cover up some of my inadequacies of plastering close to the bottom of the wall cabinets.
- One piece of shoe mold that will cover a small gap between the trim and the wall next to the pantry.
- One piece of shoe mold that will cover a small gap between the trim and the wall next to the dining room side of the peninsula.
It’s up to KC (and Breezomatic) to decide how far apart to put the adjustable shelves in the cabinets and what items to put in what cabinet and drawer. Here’s the photo of the sink:
November 23, 2008
Didn’t have as much time as I’d liked, but I did get a lot of things done. Hey! I went to church today AND we had our family Thanksgiving gathering. Got knobs on the doors; for the drawers I’ll have to get longer bolts to hold the drawer handle. Got all the crown mold up. Got the kick plate down as well. Tomorrow is the delivery day for the countertop!! Here’s the pictures:
November 22, 2008
OOOO! Trim! That’s right, I got some trim up. Not much, but it’s a start. I have yet to get a nail set and wood putty to fill in behind the finish nails, but the trim is up over the fridge. And, I got the coat of Zinsser primer on the wall so that it seals out the “drywall” from the paint – I’ll have to get the paint tomorrow. Ran the waste water hose for the dishwasher around the back of the Lazy Susan; the dishwasher is hooked up except for the waste water, which I’ll hook up when the sink is installed Monday. Also, I’ve got the carpet bar down, and shoe mold around the exposed edges of the ceramic tile floor. I’ll need to get some more shoe mold, some window casing trim and some oak stock just to complete the finishing, but it’s really rounding out nicely. Here’s the photos:
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November 20, 2008
Again, not much to tell. After a little bit of sanding, I made everything “primer white” that was “joint compound gray” after I taped all the edges of cabinets. I also did a little trim work but nothing is really in place yet. Tomorrow will be busy as I’m going to the cabinet maker, Pearl City Wood Products, to return some items that were delivered with the cabinets (dollies and blanket-pads) and to see if they will hold up their promise of allowing me to borrow their trim nail gun to put the wood trim up. I hope so; then I can finish up the trim this weekend. If I can’t borrow one, I’m considering buying one.