Vanish and assembly
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
I looked up the other day at the faux etched glass ceiling panels in an elevator, and remembered when, years ago, I decided that it would be really nice to have a similar effect in the cabinet doors in the kitchen. So I gleaned a piece of lighting plastic at the ReStore, but it was too flimsy and broke. Then I gleaned 5 etched glass window panes, and have been saving them carefully for years, making sure they didn't get broken.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
I needed 6 knock-out pin hinges to complete my work cupboard project, and they don't make hinges like that any more really. At least not that don't cost your first born child in exchange. But the tumbled down shed nestled beside the scuppernong vineyard is full of old doors and shutters, the wood rotting away and the metal rusting. I sit and look out the picture window and drink coffee melting into the bucolic scene everyday, so I peered in a window to get a glimpse, asked to go inside, and I was made welcome to glean in there for the parts I am looking for.
Clamps + glue + screws. I used the table saw the true up the side of the cedar pieces and fixed them to the frame as the fronts. Looks really good with a coat of varnish.
Here's the cupboard with the doors on and closed, the corner empty.
New bathroom door catch and key hole escutcheon plate to cover a screw hole from the hook and eye latch I had there till now, and a detail.corner shot.
One last Home and garden shot.
So, here at the end of this post: I finished my cupboard yesterday, the last major piece of furniture in my house. I have been staring at the empty space where it now sits for years, figuring out how it should be. Visualizing. With what seems like a dusting together of my hands, here it is! I used to have my camp stove set up on a piece of metal (now under the stove) in that corner. Now I've got a bad case of the "sit-&-stare"s. I get to live here in this beautiful place?!