Progress! A sneak peek at what is coming forth from the "woodshop". This cabinet will live on the right side of the kitchen, on a short wall next to the pantry door, and it stands a statuesque 10 1/2 feet tall!. Not all of the shelves are in, and of course it will ultimately have doors, but we are celebrating this stage nonetheless!
The salvaged wood leaning along the wall on the left are pieces that were removed from the back wall of the altar during the demo phase of construction. They will later be reused to trim the front of the curved counter that will separate the kitchen from the living area.
Here is testimony to the painstaking nature of Kevin's work. Remarkable skill and attention to detail, don't you think? There are six separate moldings that make up each row of this crown treatment. He had to hand cut and fit each piece...I can't even imagine figuring out the geometry necessary to construct this...and please note the teeny, tiny "return" pieces! Wowza...
And this is before any wood spackle was used to fill the cracks.
Here's a look at the underside. Because the kitchen has no ceiling to speak of...the arch goes up 35 feet...we had to create places to put lighting. The overhang on the cabinetry will house recessed fixturing, solving the problem for the perimeter, at least. What to do in the center, you ask?
Stay tuned. That's part of what happens next...