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The plans for the design.
The completed base frame.
The installed base frame.
The installed counter top.
The following weekend I attached the base to the wall and attached the counter to the base. I also started installing drywall. I had plenty of other glitches that slowed things down, such as what to do about an outlet that would be hidden by the counter. I also had additional design decisions to make, like exactly how to arrange the new space that I was building.
This weekend I installed the rest of the dry wall, the protective corner beads, an adjustable depth ring to extend the outlet (aptly nick-named a "goof ring") and started the three day process of mudding (applying drywall joint compound) the many corners and seams. Since I'm in town this week I'll be able to finish that up during my evenings at home.
I've been to Home Depot at least a dozen times to look at ideas and to get new supplies and new tools and to make exchanges. I'm sure I'll be making at least three more trips. I could easily cut that in half if I planned ahead and bought everything at once but I prefer to do it as I go in case things change (which they usually do). Even so, the end is finally in sight.
The tasks I have left are:
Posted 06/09/2008 07:01 PM in DIY, Pictures, Woodworking | Total Comments: (1)
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It's coming together
Sliding shelves -- a great idea. DIY can really pay off (especially when you don't count your hours of labor & prep).
Submitted by Dan on 06/10/2008 02:39 AM