My Kitchen Project

Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:21 am

Yo Dude,that came out outstanding--I love the top on the island,along with everything else--when are you & Momma going to have all us people that contributed ideas on this project over for a nice Brunch :junmp:
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:43 am

yeah!! looks fantastic

at brunch i could whip out some SS cleaner and get those pesky fingerprints off the fridge too... :P
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: brckwlt On: Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:58 pm

i like the idea of brunch. And the SS cleaner. i didnt realize the fridge had that many finger prints till i looked at the picture enlarged :oops:


thank all of you for the help and ideas along the way! :up:
brckwlt
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman-Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: Rebuilt 1953 AA-130


Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: North Candlewood On: Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:14 pm

Great Job!
Excellent value the two of you created.
Having installed a full range of high end appliances for a local company Twinkle is the best by far SS cleaner you can get.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1260 ... 921x00003a

They have changed the label, you'll see if you search it.
North Candlewood
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Eshland S-130
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 120
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1602
Baseburners & Antiques: Princess Atlantic Cookstove
Coal Size/Type: Nut Rice

Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:40 pm

Great job, it looks fantastic. I especially like the way the flooring turned out. May i suggest a couple of lessons learned for the next project......

Your only problem now is your success on this project will cause the wife to boldly go onto newer and bigger projects!! You need to work some failures and recoveries into your projects, stretching out the pain involved in these upgrades! :D

Of course the other thing to learn is that no project is worth doing unless it involves the purchase of a new tool....so you have to work that into the planning as well.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: Iceman On: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:29 pm

There are some great projects here. I love seeing projects others do. It gives great ideas and I also love to see that I am not the only one who bypasses the call a contractor route. Actually every time I did call a contractor I was not happy with the way they did it. If you want it done right ...do it yourself.
I know how you all love pictures so here are some of my latest project.
My son is getting married in June. He bought this old house last July with the understanding that dear old Dad could give it some TLC. The kitchen needed it. What originally was going to be a face lift turned out to be a transplant. Why did it take so long???? This house is 1.5 hours from mine and we can only work on it each Saturday. One day a week makes it take a long time.
This was a super project because not only did we make them happy with a nice kitchen we also did some family bonding. We got to work with the in-laws and build family ties even before the wedding.
Just a note of pride. My son was able to do this because he saved his money and by age 25 he had 20 grand set aside to use for this home improvement. he has around 10 grand in the materials with the labor being free. His ability to save will pay off handsomely some day.
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Even tore the entire floor system out to the crawl space. Poured center piers and put new joist in. This should fix the 4 inch slope of the original.
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Yep also stripped everything down to the studs. Wait a minute....there were no studs so to say. This was late 1800's with ballon structure. Needed to add studs and straighten everything out. Nothing plumb and nothing square.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: brckwlt On: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:01 pm

titleist1 wrote:
Of course the other thing to learn is that no project is worth doing unless it involves the purchase of a new tool....so you have to work that into the planning as well.



I forgot i did buy a senco air compressor with brad gun. that was 140 dollars. But my mom told me she would pay for that for me.

When we purchased the cabinets from my wifes uncle, he also gave me a 500 table for helping him out and sold me a dewalt biscuit joiner, porter cable oribital sander, Milwaukee plunge router, dewalt laminate trimmer, drywall T square, 2 bessey corner clamps for building cabs, and some other small things all for 100 dollars.


Iceman wrote:There are some great projects here. I love seeing projects others do. It gives great ideas and I also love to see that I am not the only one who bypasses the call a contractor route. Actually every time I did call a contractor I was not happy with the way they did it. If you want it done right ...do it yourself.
I know how you all love pictures so here are some of my latest project.


Your project turned out great. Looks like you can do some nice work!
brckwlt
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman-Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: Rebuilt 1953 AA-130

Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:32 pm

Iceman,that came out real pretty.I have enjoyed working w/ my son in law in a 150 yr old apple orchard main house in Bethleham,Pa.(Lower Saucon)--families don't get to do all that stuff much anymore,everybody seems to be on the move--one comment on your sons job--don't you yhink you were a little lacking in the lighting area :clap: outstanding job ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: Iceman On: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:35 pm

Yes BRCKWLT isn't it great to get new tools?
This project also gave me unarguable excuses to my wife to get some super new toys ....I mean tools.
Iceman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: ceccil On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:07 am

I think it came out great. You kept the old looks to the kitchen with a few newer updates.

I never liked the idea of buying an older home and gutting a kitchen just to give it an ultra modern look. Whats the point in buying an old home if someone is going to butcher it like that?

Again, great job. :clap: :up:
ceccil
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Mark III