Good Afternoon All;
Another weekend in the basement found me finishing and poly top-coating my cabinetry: 4 coats of wipe on poly brought the cabinets to a furniture grade finish (Thank to WOOlly for his finishing tips). Next Up; was to install the cabinet boxes for the wet bar area.
I chose to put a 3/4" plywood backer up for my wall cabinets. This allowed for better anchoring and a better surface to contact cement veneer to later. Because my plan included some low voltage LED under-cabinet lighting, a switched receptacle was also added above the wall cabinets. I then cut a shallow vertical slot into the backer to hide the LED wire feed to the left side light, for the right corner cabinet this wire is off to the right edge of the backer board (these areas are covered by the foil tape).
Then: Level and screw a temporary cleat into the wall to aid in mounting the cabinets. Note the light kit has also been temporarily located and tested.
And with the veneer installed in between the wall cabinets. I am thinking about some glass shelves for the space in-between? The crown above and between the cabinets will have the same LED downlight:
And another with the lights on:
And a shot of the base and wall cabinets at the pantry near the bottom of the stairs. This base cabinet had to be stretched 4" in width to fill the opening to the fridge:
The next photo is a possible accent color for the HT room. I will be doing the larger wall surfaces in black or a dark cocoa. The accent color is a bronze/carmel look as shown here (sorry - still waiting for our office painter to confirm the exact name).
Curious if anyone has opinions of this color ?
If I go with it; it will be used either for:
1) the face of the soffits
2) or for the underside of the soffits...?
Last photo is the same color sample on the soffit face?
Also I have a forum type question:
How does one edit the name of one's thread? I feel like changing the title from "Begins" to the "End is near", truly a Happy Thing !
Tonight I intend to mount cabinet doors, work on the bridge across the top of the wet bar, and a crown mould to trim upper edges. Hopefully more photos tomorrow.