We bought 3 acacia bench tops and Kaboodle legs. Is still a bit to do but very happy with the outcome for the money spent. I'd had many quotes and professional advice on what to do with the alcove where the former fuel burner stove sat. Most were just cover it in or thousands to do the work. So happy with the outcome. Thanks to my son and Bunnings.
@Corinne1 great work! Really like that stainless behind the stove, would make me feel like a REAL chef cooking there.
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Thanks Mitchell. I am actually a chef. I think that's part of why it worked out so well with my son doing the work for me. He understood exactly what I wanted. Next is the walk in butler's pantry on the other side of the kitchen and sink area.
Great result @Corinne1. Many thanks for sharing what can be achieved on such a small budget. Well done!
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I am wondering where you bought the acacia bench tops? I did a search of Bunnings and they didn't come up ?
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Welcome to the Workshop community @Ali2. Many thanks for your question, I can assist in finding that product for you.
Bunnings offers a variety of Acacia benchtops produced by Specrite, who also supply other timber benchtops. In the product description you will find the type of timber used in construction. Here is an example of an Acacia benchtop similar to those used in @Corinne1’s kitchen: Golden Oiled Acacia Teak Panel. The panels come in a variety of lengths, thicknesses and finishes.
Interbuild also produces a similar benchtop: Golden Oiled Hardwood Acacia Panel.
Hopefully @Corinne1 can confirm for us which benchtop she used in her kitchen.
If you would like any further information or assistance, please let me know. We can't wait to see the results of a new benchtop in your own renovation project.
I've attached a diy shelf guide for you to build into your existing pantry. If you have time maybe you can post a pen and paper drawing of the floor area with measurements. But if it looks a bit tight as it does in the picture then a shelf is all I will be able to recommend at this point. Pine panel sizes are optional but the one I built for you will cost approximately $165.00 You can make it cheaper but with less shelves. The sizes indicated with will make maximum use of the panels. My apologies as I have made the depth of the drawing 190 mm but the pine panel on Bunnings site is actually close to 300mm. The pine panel is stiff and will take considerable weight either canned goods or the odd glass preserve. It should help with the organizing of food items in your pantry, get your floor space back inside the pantry and the satisfaction that your shelf did not cost a fortune. One last tip in the drawing I have indicated that the top shelf must be screwed into the wall with an angle bracket on both side of the top shelf. I hope the drawings give you inspiration and I look forward to your final decision on how you will do it.
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