Sunday, April 27, 2008

Installing the Upper Cabinets

I had hoped to do this yesterday, but I spent the better part of the day at a friend's bachelor party.

There is still a little work I need to do on the electrical connections before I can do the final install on the upper cabinets, but since I hung the cabinets I decided to install the doors and side-trim to see how everything is going to look.

At this time there is still a bunch of adjusting that will need to be done on the hinges for the doors. The hinge design allows you to adjust each door individually. You can also see a small gap between the doors, which is really a gap between the two cabinet boxes. After I get all the electrical work done the cabinets will be screwed together to make sure they're properly lined up. At that time, this gap will disappear.


Iowa Greyhound said...

Looking good! Is that Nexus yellow brown? You're still ahead of me, I only have two cabinets up.

I like how the hinges adjust, very handy.

Muskego Jeff said...

Yes, they are the Nexus yellow-brown. They very closely match the original trim stain, which means they'll (hopefully) fit in very well with the look of the kitchen.

I'd suggest when it comes to the doors not bothering to adjust anything until the cabinets are fully installed. I screwed around with the first one enough to understand how they work, so they should be easy to "tweak" once I'm to that point.

I'm looking forward to starting on the trimwork for them - should really make 'em look complete.