From order to first delivery of the cabinets took about 3 months. Felt long to me, but I was told that isn't unusual. Then, when the cabinets arrived, one was wrong - a side was should have been finished was not - and the shelves were missing. Took another 3 weeks before we had all the right pieces to complete the install.
My wife and I moved the very heavy wine cabinets into place and bolted the 2 cabinets together. We had to make sure the 2 wine cabinets were in the right location so the base cabinet which would hold the microwave would fit between the theater door and the wine cabinet.
Took about four days to load the wine into the cabinet. The manufacturer (Vigilant Woodworks
) recommended filling no more than 25% f the cabinet per day to avoid overloading the cooling system.
I did get some help to install the remaining cabinets. After I showed the installer the theater, he asked me "what do you need me for?" Flattering, but I seriously did not want to screw up custom cabinets. Professional help was worth it.
A couple weekends after the cabinets were installed, I put in the lighting. Here are a few pictures of the wet bar / wine cabinet setup.
Picture looking past the wetbar cabinets into the theater
To do list:
1) Select counter tops. Have counters fabricated and installed
2) Select backsplash and install
3) Install sink, faucet and disposal
4) Install dishwasher