The camp's kitchen has always felt a bit undersized to us. Cooking was tricky with no oven and only a two-burner propane cooktop. Counter space was at a premium and there were no drawers for silverware or utensils. It was livable, but not as convenient as we'd like. The Finaly Oval wood-fired oven was always more beautiful than functional, especially for summer-living.
This year we decided to remedy this situation. We purchased a new, full-sized propane range with batter-operated ignition and planned new cabinets and counter space where the wood stove was located. The project began with removing the stove pipe and moving wood stove.
Because we want to match the pine cabinet fronts and trim in the existing kitchen, we decided to build our own kitchen cabinets from scratch using birch veneer plywood for the carcasses and pine boards for the face frames, trim, doors, and drawer fronts.
After a full day's work we had the cabinet carcasses built and the face frames assembled. The counter top and trim were cut (excepting the back splash).
There is work yet to be done before the end of the month, including installing the laminate countertop, building drawers for the right-hand cabinet, and staining and finishing the wood surfaces. But how exciting to see it all coming together so nicely!
The wood stove has been moved to the south side of the great room as a decorative piece for now.