Tuesday, August 03, 2010


I got my pantry cabinet today!! Yea!!! I'm so happy. I had to enlist Allen to go pick it up because we are now on 10 hours a day at work so I have virtually no time for such. Anyway, this makes me feel so good. Now when I lose my job I'll have lots to work on here! ha! Speaking of such, they let 3 more of our superintendents go yesterday. I think we are in the final downward spiral.
But on to happy things. These cabinets are maple and yes, there is no finish on them. I'll do that myself so I can use as natural a finish as I can. Not sure exactly what I am going to use. I am very pleased with the quality of these and they were made by a local craftsman. Lowe's couldn't even get in the same ballpark on price or quality. I am also going to pour concrete countertops for all my kitchen cabinets.
The sides are meant to be open; I like open shelves and very minimal styling. And now I can put the flooring down!! Yea!!!

The only thing is I may have some trouble convincing you-know-who that these are not meant for a perfect little hidey-hole.
Well, work was hot today. I think it was 100 degrees actual temperature today with the heat index about 110 or so. It's been that way for several days here. I got to weld all day out in the sun too and when I weld I have to wear two shirts to protect myself from the radiation. One t-shirt and a long sleeve denim over that. Plus big leather gloves and a welding hood. Amazingly, it didn't bother me that much. That is how acclimated to heat I am I guess. I mean, I was hot but I didn't feel bad. However, since I welded galvanized steel I did drink some milk when I got home in an effort to not get the fever that you can get from inhaling the fumes off that stuff. I was tasting the telltale sweetness in the back of my throat by the end of the day. I did have a little wind that helped me out with ventilation also.
I'm tired though so I'm off to bed.

*Lucinda Williams


Deb said...

I put my flooring down before cabinets. Hope that's ok. Otherwise the whole floor would have had to wait until the cabinets were in. Which could be a while...

Floridacracker said...

Great looking cabinets. Super that you were able to use a local woodworker.

Steamy and stormy here. I have to paint in the morning, because almost every afternoon this week has been rainy.

You may have your house finished before I have mine repainted!
But think of all the money we are saving!

Looking forward to another cement counter top post session!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The new cabinets look terrific. Local work always beats store-bought stuff provided you can find someone to do what you want and it seems you certainly did, Annie. The open look is great cause finding things will be easier, including you-know-who.

Woody said...


Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Nice cabinets I tried building my own 10 years ago and they are still unfinished, so I am envious.

I just could not live where it get so hot. One or two day with the temperature approaching 100F is all I can take. Even then l like to spend a lot of time sitting in the river up to my neck.

Hayley said...

telltale sweetness? fever? sound rough

Polar Bear and The Dodger said...

i love your new cupboard!

edifice rex said...

Hey Deb! yeah, it should be okay; depends on the type flooring really and if you set your cabinets on top of the flooring it can be a pain if you ever want to change the flooring.

Hey FC! you are still painting!?? lol! just teasing!

Hey Beatrice! thanks! I am very pleased.

Hey Woody! thanks!

Hey Philip! thanks! well, mine are not completely finished either! I'm going to try to get right on that though.
well, I could never live where it gets so cold! I guess sit all depends what you are born in to.

Hey Hayley! yeah, galvanize poisoning can be rough; it makes you feel like you have the flu.

Hey Polar Bear! thanks! I am very happy with it too.

Ed said...

Congrats on the cabinets. I think that Lowes, Menards and Home Depot are just the hardware industry's version of Walmart.

edifice rex said...

Hey Ed! thanks! yeah, that's about true but at least Lowe's and such does carry some decent products and pays their employees a fair sight better than Wal-Mart. I am conflicted about many of the Big Boxes.

HermitJim said...

Cabinets are really nice! Looks like he did some very pretty work from what I can see!

You are really just moving right along, aren't you?

Don't overdo in the heat! I know you're tough and all, but still...!

edifice rex said...

Hey Jim! thanks! yeah, I am very pleased with the cabinet, in several ways.
I'm taking care of myself! we watch out for each other to not get too hot.