Member’s project: Judith’s Kitchen Facelift

YuKonstruct member Judith sent us the following story about sprucing up her kitchen with a little help from the tools in our shop.

The kitchen before re-finishing
The kitchen before re-finishing

For quite a while I wanted to renovate my kitchen.  The wooden doors were faded and rough looking and needed some TLC.  I never got the time and the tools to do it until recently after I talked to a volunteer at YuKonstruct.  I asked him if he thought I could sand down the doors and re-finish them.  He encouraged me to do so because there is a big sander in the wood working workshop I could use.

When I brought in my kitchen doors after a few days Logan, YuKonstruct’s facilities manager, had a look at the doors and we made an appointment for an evening to get the job done.  Logan was very supportive.  He showed me how to work with the sander and helped me put the first few items through the machine.

After the doors were done they already looked better than before.  The next weekend I painted the doors and installed them complete with new knobs that matched the counter.  Now I have a beautiful kitchen again!

It is great to have a place like Yukonstruct with all kinds of tools and help available to make things happen I could not do otherwise.

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