I Like A Challenge

Discussion in 'Woodworking' started by Doghouse Riley, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Doghouse Riley

    Doghouse Riley Seedling

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    We used to have a Worcester combi boiler, it replaced the Glow-Worm Majorca in the lounge, the old type with a back boiler behind a gas fire for the hot water and central heating that had been there for decades. This new boiler was fitted in 2002.

    About ten years ago we had (another) new kitchen, well we had the units fitted, I lowered the ceiling by four inches so my wife could have the ceiling spotlights she wanted in it, I did the tiling, the boxing in over the units, the wallpapering and laid the laminate floor.

    I should point out that such is the quality of domestic appliances these days, every one in these photos has had to be replaced, some under guarantee and five twice! Oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, toaster, coffee machine.

    "We" settled for roller blinds after first deciding on curtains.

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    I made an "L" shaped removable fillet out of mdf and tiled that. It hid all the pipes under the boiler

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    But this boiler was getting on a bit, so last year I had it replaced with a new one.

    So we were left with this.

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    My wife thought she'd get a new kitchen, but I thought I could resolve the problem.
    I managed to find a firm (that took a lot of time) that could make me a matching new door and supply a length of similar pelmet. I had a spare door handle from when we changed the fridge freezer, (twice, a new Meile lasted three month before it had to be changed) the cupboard over it had to go as it was a lot taller, than the Bosch that packed up.

    I saved the top pelmet and cut down the false door on the right which was too wide.

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    So with a bit of "fettling," a new narrow cupboard to support the new door, a new fillet, reusing the old tiles and some I'd saved, we ended up with this.

    The bit of pelmet under the new door is detachable, secured with half-moon bolts as the front of the boiler has to fold down for any servicing. I can get at the time clock by just pulling the fillet back a bit. The fillet has a few layers of duct tape on the bottom edge so it slides easily on the work surface.

    So no new kitchen!

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    By coincidence, you can see the status light of the boiler in the tiny gap between the bottom of the door and the pelmet, which is quite handy.

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  2. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    Wow. I like it. A lot. You do very good work!

    Beautiful kitchen too!
     
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