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The Kitchen, Part One: The Sink Cabinet

by Tara

Gods bless Ana White. She's the building maven who lives in Alaska and posts tutorials for constructing anything from mud room organizers to kitchen tables. Eventually, I'd like to be building with our own wood while using traditional joinery, but now is not that time. For now, as an absolute beginner (save for my Ana White picnic table), plywood it is.

And so, I've been working on cabinetry all week, following Ana's tutorials and customizing them to suit my needs. At first it was really scary and nerve-wracking (as per usual), but now I really, really enjoy it. As it turns out, cabinets aren't too difficult. Here's our progress so far, starting with the sink cabinet!

Tara Making Kitchen Cabinets Kitchen Cabinets in Process Tara Drilling Pocket-Holes in Kitchen Sink Cabinet Tara Assembling Kitchen Sink Cabinet Tara Measuring Kitchen Sink Cabinet Tyler Drilling Holes for Kitchen Sink Cabinet Tyler Working on Cottage Plumbing Strawbale Cottage Kitchen Sink Cabinet In Progress Tara Drilling Hole for Kitchen Cabinet Door Hinge Tyler Measuring Kitchen Cabinet for Door Hinge Placement Strawbale Cottage Kitchen in Progress Paint Samples for Kitchen Cabinets Kitchen Sink Drain w/ Plumbers Putty Tyler Installing Kitchen Sink Drain Drilling Pocket Holes For Kitchen Cabinet Door Building Kitchen Cabinet Doors Tyler Installing Kitchen Sink Facuet in Temporary 2x4 Tara Assembling Kitchen Cabinet Face Frame Making Face Frame for Kitchen Sink Cabinet

Though the house is definitely still under construction, things are becoming more house-like and less construction-y by the day. Best of all, we are happy. In a way that we haven't been in a very long time.