Before I get going with the pictures I just wanted to say thanks to my good friend Bret at Western Idaho Cabinets for the great cabinets and his help along with his sons Brenden and Josh! This was a much bigger job than I expected (oh and thanks to his wife for letting me steal them for an evening).
The first step was to start in the corner with the wall piece that will support the 700lbs of pop machine, ice machine and ice on top of it (whoa, that's a lot of weight) but Bret assured me that since we're screwing into the studs on the wall, back and side cabinets plus since the opening is only 24" the pop machine will span the next cabinet as well we shouldn't have a problem. Makes sense to me. On to the install.
Here's Brenden being manly with the drill while his dad lines things up.
Here's Josh working the hardest amongst all of us. Makes me tired just looking at how hard he's working!!
Brenden and I exuding a little testosterone with our manly tools! (Let's just say that this is a rare occurance in my house -- 4 daughters, my wife, and even the dog is a girl!!) That's why the theater's nickname is "The Man Cave". Brenden says he's going to invent an estrogen filter for me to put on the vents in the room.
Josh hanging the doors (I thought we were "almost" done but the crown took almost as long as everything else up to this point). By the way, in case anyone's wondering, yes it is hard to find studs behind 1-1/4" of drywall with green glue in between
And it's even harder to find the stud when you measure from the backside of the wall and instead of subtracting the orthogonal -- I just wanted to say that word (it's the wall 90 degrees to the one you're on) -- wall thickness you add it (we just couldn't hit that stud!!). Anyway, after a lot of stud finding we got the cabinets all hung.
Now the crown. Glad I deferred to Bret on this one, they turned out great (not the time to be learning something, I'll try it on someone else's stuff first
A shot of the help -- thanks again guys!!
And the finished product (well, sort of -- I still have to put the granite tile on and cut out and install the sink). The fridge goes in the back left corner under the pop machine. To the side of the pop machine the popcorn machine will go.