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Our new Kitchen made to order in the backyard...

Please take a look at the previous entries about the kitchen to get a feel for our thinking and the work it took our guys to get everything ready...

 

We read in a number of blogs where everyone complains that their stuff never is ready on time, here in Ecuador.  Well, our kitchen arrived on exactly the date that it was scheduled...It happened to be the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter. 

The crew that the cabinet company sent up here consisted of three guys to work the granite, and two guys to make the kitchen.  They were so dedicated to getting the job done that they worked a full day on Easter.

As you see the following pictures, please remember that the most sophisticated drawing that was ever made of the new kitchen was as follows:

 

We got the space ready for the new kitchen--here is Manuel sanding the hardwood floors before we refinish...

 

Just before the stuff arrived...

 

Rox and I didn't know what to expect when the kitchen arrived.  When we remodeled our kitchen in Oregon, the granite people made a balsa wood model of the counters, and then arrived with the granite all made up and ready to drop on top...The cabinets were top of the line modulars which were totally finished when they came out of the box.

What arrived on Saturday was four long pieces of granite, and a million pieces of cabinet parts...

To say that we were just a tad worried would be about right...It was hard to imagine that kitchen would materialize in our backyard...but it did...three weeks after we had first walked into the "showroom"...

 

 

Amazingly enough, every man here worked without direction...each man knew his job and did his part.

The bull-nose for all the granite edges was made by hand and cut and polished perfectly...

The cabinets are all made of wood, have backs, and sport European hinges.  In addition, they come with matching pulls.

 

If you look closely, you will see the small strip that will be cemented to the bottom edge of the granite and polished round to complete the three quarter circle known as a bull-nose edge.

 

Some of the larger units were made in the cabinet shop in Guayaquil, but the guys had to do a lot of measuring and cutting to make everything fit...

 

 

 

 

 

This is Jimmy, the head man, smiling as he sees the progress his guys have made during the day.. 

 

Shell and Marsha were our first "dinner guests" with our new kitchen.  However, we didn't serve them!  They graciously brought my favorite dish from the Casa Blanca, since we weren't quite ready to serve an elegant dinner...

Posted on Thu, April 8, 2010 at 01:51PM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments1 Comment

Reader Comments (1)

LOL, this is so great. You guys have special magic...
Take care, from you friends in the canadian north,
Shelagh and Peter

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShelagh

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