Im not sure if Im ready for a project such as this, but I enjoy the challenge
Ill post up pics tomorrow of the 39 year old kitchen hes dealing with now.
We got so far as to put in a new microwave, and tomorrow Ill install a face frame and some doors over that area.
Im laminating 1/4 cherry ply on all cabinet ends.
The soffit will be addressed when I finish all the top cabs under it.
I will install raised panels, the same as the doors, on the face of the soffit, and trim it out with some molding. Most likely I will cut all my own cherry moldings, since the price of the stuff is incredible out here.
Im going to keep a running list of expenses for everything. Everything.
I know a kitchen of his size would run him 12-16 thousand dollars for cherry cabinets,(priced out here on LI, not including labor costs to install them) not including handles. Counter tops, well, were not up to that yet.
So far what Ive purchased for this project(prices are rounded off to dollar)
152 BF of cherry for 615.00(great buy for me)
qt poly urethane-11.00
wood conditioner for stain-12.00
40 hinges-72.00(purchased online)salice one piece
Im not sure of the amount of doors Ill end up with yet. I purchased a stock item pull, and up the road Ill pick up a few more and return what I dont need.(home depot, and theres 5 home depots within 20 minutes of me)
Im not including brads, pocket screws, glue and other inexpensive things, since I have tons of them and I dont think they amount to more than 5 dollars for the total Id use. Maybe 10-20 dollars for glue for completed project.
Im at 810 dollars. Im going to use prefinished ply, either maple or birch when I get to the new cabs I need to build. Ill add that in. Im hoping to keep the entire refacing and new cabinets costs around 1500.
*I purchased some transtint dye and some Target EM6000 waterbased laquer, for an attempt to spray the rest of the cabinets, but I wont include this in the price as for now, its just an experiment.