Howard and I have spent two days working on the cabinets. Half day was to add a beam underneath where the island will be. The granite weighs 1,000+ lbs, there are a couple hundred pounds of cabinets underneath that, and I could easily see twenty people milling about during a party. The joists are 2'x10', somewhat thicker than today's dimensions, but for a 14-foot span and on 20" centers instead of today's 12" or 16", I figured it better be beefed up. Floor is rock solid now.
Started hanging cabinets on the stove wall. A base cab and two uppers on each side of the stove. Above the stove, is a 42" range hood and cabinet. Got the uppers in yesterday afternoon then and the hood in and connected. Got the base cabs there placed today. Had significant shimming as the drops from right to left. Had no idea that it dropped that much.
Placed the drawer glides and set the drawers. Need to add the faces tomorrow. we set the opposite side of the room as well and after we get doors on, we'll hopefully start on the island tomorrow. Need to build platforms for the two pantries before those are finally attached to the wall. So- maybe it won't be tomorrow for the island. We'll see.
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