I was going to stop by the repurposed materials store after work on Friday but they were out of the insulation sheets they usually have. Instead, I picked up a few sheets of cabinet grade ¾ plywood. I looked all over Craigslist and the recycle building supply stores but no one ever seems to have decent plywood. This is also a major focal point and needs to not only look great, but function great as well. Well worth it to buy the good stuff.
I usually map out my cuts to maximize each sheet, and I have the guys at the lumberyard make the initial cuts. Once the 4x8 sheets are cut down to smaller pieces, it’s much easier to manage detail cuts on my own. Also easier to load in the van.
I made pretty good progress roughing all the kitchen cabinets.
Below: The stove section, the fridge and below the hot water heater.
Here you can see the hot water heater. I cut through the siding so that it can vent properly.
Below: The sink cabinet with the water tank. I cut and sanded the doors for the cabinets as well but I'll wait until the very end to install the doors. Much to do before.