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Ron Dudelston

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I recently bid a job to build in cabinets in a back kitchen of a house that was built in 1874.  I bid the job way high because I really didn't want to do it.  Unfortunately, the customer (who is a friend of mine) accepted the bid.  The house has 10 ft. ceilings and the outside wall was out of plumb about 3/4" top to bottom.  I custom built two 45" x 23 1/4" x 24 deep raised panel cabinets to go in a nook over the refrigerator, a 10" wide broom closet and built in the range.  Here's the before pictures.


 


 


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Here's the after pictures.


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Ron Dudelston
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Isn't that shabby Harry?  The entire room needs re-papered and hopefully they'll re-finish the trim while they're at it.  That window gave me fits.  The sill at the bottom sticks out so far that I had to made a wide stile on the broom closet and the to was the same.  In fact, I actually took the upper window trim off and trimmed 3/8 of an inch off the back to help the door to open fully.  A real pain.




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Looks Great, Ron! I like the broom closet idea. Refrigerator openings can be a real bear. I redid our kitchen about 15 years ago and made all the openings as per "appliance specs". Just recently we had to replace the refrigerator- there was no spare room on either side!




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Ron,


The built ins look great!


Gotta love the old houses, ours predates 1870. (Town Hall burned July 1870 house predates existing records)


Square, maybe~level, yea right~plumb, are you kidding?


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I know what you're talking about, Ron. We have a 100 + old house and trying to fit anything together is the pits. Really makes me think on how I'm doing things.




Harry Brink
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Verrrrry nice, Ron.




Gene
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Great job Ron. Looks really good.


I understand about older houses. Ours was built in 1926 and if there is a square corner I have yet to find it, other the my bathroom, I gutted it and redid the whole room. Sort of looks out of place being square and plumb.




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Outstanding Ron!!!! Great job, nice and clean and professional, geez, it looks like you done this before?


I know what you mean about the sill Ron, I have had jobs like that too where you just have to go :unorthodox" to make it fit and work. Sometimes there are no way around it.


I love it, great job mate!




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I got my experience from renovating our kitchen in 2012.  New cabinets, countertop, etc.  At least I made money on this one instead of spending money.
 
John Morris said:


Outstanding Ron!!!! Great job, nice and clean and professional, geez, it looks like you done this before?


I know what you mean about the sill Ron, I have had jobs like that too where you just have to go :unorthodox" to make it fit and work. Sometimes there are no way around it.


I love it, great job mate!




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Making money is fun!!!!!

Ron Dudelston said:


I got my experience from renovating our kitchen in 2012.  New cabinets, countertop, etc.  At least I made money on this one instead of spending money.
 
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looks nice,and BOY do i know about not sqaure houses,mine is the same way,redid our kitchen,and back room,found out ,the last owners took out support wall in backroom,(wondered why ceilin bowed some),





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Great job Ron! Wow, you guys really made a huge difference in that kitchen. I love it. Excellent workmanship.


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Thanks for the kind comments folks!




Ron Dudelston
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