Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Kitchen Cabinets

10:50 am:
Awhile back I bought from Home Depot a base cabinet for my little bar sink. Also, a counter top. This counter top is installed to cover that base cabinet and my Nova Kool refrigerator.

This morning I was using a Hampton Bay catalog that I picked up at Home
Depot to figure out which upper cabinets that I wanted to buy. These upper cabinets will have a finish which matches my base cabinet,

When these upper cabinets are installed, stuff that is now inside plastic storage boxes will be kept in these cabinets. And, those plastic storage boxes will be discarded.

My cabinets are this color.



11:20 am:
My main focus now is to relocate stuff that is now in temporary plastic storage boxes into permanent cabinets. The Hampton Bay cabinets that I will order today from Home Depot are an example of this.

The rest of my cabinets I will fabricate myself. I already have two cabinets installed into Box Van's overhead [Granny shelf].



7:58 pm:
When I went to Home Depot to order the two wall cabinets, I was surprised to learn that the smaller of the two cabinets is in the stock of the store!

After I installed that cabinet, I went thru my supplies and transferred all that I could.

The second cabinet was put on order with the factory. When this second cabinet arrives, it will be installed to the left of the cabinet in the pic below.

My wall cabinet! 



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14 comments:

  1. George, Great job on your van so far. I was wondering how your water tank is secured. If you are only using some kind of tape under it, I would recommend that you add 2 or 3 galvanized straps around it and screwed into the wood braces. Just to be on the safe side!

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    1. Robert,

      Thank you! Very nice compliment! 😎

      I am using 3M VHB tape to secure the water tank. Additionally, on one corner I 3M VHB taped a right angle bracket.

      If the tank ever begins to come loose, I will attend to the matter then. Not before.

      George

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  2. The cabinet you picked out will be made with particleboard
    Make sure you have a solid wall attachment point
    The screws that you’re going to use to attach the cabinet to the wall make sure you have a good fender plate
    Because it is particleboard I would actually use 4 upper and 4 lower screws instead of the customary 2 upper and 2 lower that you would use attaching a cabinet to A regular house kitchen Due to the weight of the cabinet the weght of the contents of the cabinet and the fact that you’re going to be passing over pothole You’re putting it in an earthquake environment

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    1. Hi Ed,

      Yes. These cabinets have a particle board case and a hardwood face frame. In my opinion, good construction.

      I used (6) #8 deck screws to secure the top of the cabinet to the wall frame. And (2) #8 deck screws to secure the cabinet's back to the wall frame.

      Additionally, the bottom of the cabinet rests on a cleat.

      George

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  3. When we had our motorhome, we were told that impact when moving was equivalent to the impact of a 4.0 earthquake. I thought of this when you said some things come loose. We visited the manufacturer and it's amazing how much detail is involved.
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi Bev,

      If somewhere along my travels, one of my cabinets actually comes loose, I will report that event here on my blog.

      George

      PS:
      Happy New Year to you as well!


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  4. Hi George - We met you in Valle de Juarez with Kevin & Ruth in 2013. I have followed your blog with interest. Can you tell me if you are planning on putting windows in Box Van? Maybe I missed the blog post if you mentioned it. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Doug and Nancy!

      Wasn't Valle de Juarez a good time! 😎

      I am not planning to install windows. However, my Box Van has a huge sliding door which kinda acts like a window.

      Happy New Year!

      George

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    2. I've been thinking a sky light would be nice. Ha.

      See, George? Your dreaming has me dreaming, too. I can understand why you're having so much fun turning your Box Van into a home perfect for you.

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    3. Sue,

      Dreaming about stuff is a fun thing!

      Happy New Year!

      George

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  5. My fear is that after you get all this work done on the van you will have another vehicle accident and once again all the money spent will be lost.

    Actually George I think you bought this van just because you enjoy the projects it created. You do enjoy tinkering and this van was the answer. It gives you something to do and makes you feel productive.

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    1. Unknown,

      Are you really afraid about me having an accident. Don't accidents happen to everyone?

      I do not comprehend the purpose of your comment. Maybe the purpose is unknown? Like your handle?

      George

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  6. Looking very very much like a home and so comfy.

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  7. It's coming along beautifully. An artist at work.

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