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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    but I'm surprised the doors go all the way down to the floor.
    I am surprised that modern "units" don't - what is the purpose of the gap?



    Quote Originally Posted by erich23
    Probably Teak?
    cheers Erich - definitely teak

    and yes, we too were invaded by the flying ants; not even worth eating

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    but I'm surprised the doors go all the way down to the floor.
    I am surprised that modern "units" don't - what is the purpose of the gap?



    Quote Originally Posted by erich23
    Probably Teak?
    cheers Erich - definitely teak

    and yes, we too were invaded by the flying ants; not even worth eating
    The gap is a kick space so you don't mark up those pretty doors by kicking them with your shoes. Of course if you are barefoot, it is a moot point. Probably a western thing.

    Hope you did use some wood that termites don't like, but know you have taken measures to prevent that.

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    I even have those doors to floors in my kitchen in London....mind you, I don't wear my boots indoors there either

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    I think Marmite is possibly thinking about some of the small critters that share your home entering via the floor , this is just the kind of custom fit kitchen I would love to build in our Thai home ,, but i would put the first shelf 6 inches high then sit the door on that ,, allowing for a 6 inch kickboard under it.

    Still each to their own , the end result is looking good what you have achieved.

    I,ll bet them doors are buggers to cut the hinge,s into especially with Thai chisels
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    I think Marmite is possibly thinking about some of the small critters that share your home entering via the floor
    there is a wood strip inside the door sits against, so not much gets in that way

    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    I,ll bet them doors are buggers to cut the hinge,s into especially with Thai chisels
    actually no, Teak is quite a soft wood and cuts cleanly; most good chisels here are imported and not expensive

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    We now have had the tiled splashback fitted

    The continuation of the tiles around the windows was for the likes of gay Begbie

    he likes a nice bit of design


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    That looks the nuts now mate ! why didnt you tile it yourself ?? you look a dab hand in the ol DIY dept . Done all mine meself floor and all then lent me tile cutter out ( big mistake ) now I have to buy a new one to tile me conservatory floor

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    The continuation of the tiles around the windows
    Looks very nice DrA!

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    Fantastic job DrAndy, I've really enjoyed the read.

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    A great insight into what seems to be a build out of the norm!

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    thanks all, I can't wait to get back and enjoy the space

    sooon

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    thanks all, I can't wait to get back and enjoy the space

    sooon
    Dr. A, you may have already mentioned this, but was the teak from the older house you purchased for the wood? I really like the look and am still figuring out how to obtain a smaller amount of teak for such a project. I need to visit the recycle shops in Udon yet, but was wonder how many sq. meters or sq. feet you needed to do your kitchen?

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    in this house, I only bought doors and shutters to re-use, not old wood

    the kitchen cabinet doors I had made up by a local carpenter using new wood. I suppose I could have given him some old teak posts I have to cut up, but that would be a shame
    I have reported your post

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    Thanks for that and it still looks like a visit to a second-hand lumber yard is the best bet. I have a brother-in-law that is a pretty good capenter/mason and he has made several wooden additions to the family house. I will ask if he is comfortable making some teak wood cabinet doors.

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    Very interesting to see what you've accomplished there.

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    thanks for that

    nice first post!!

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    Nice Thai style looking kitchen, I hope you like it.

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    Dr. Andy... Greatl looking place. We have been trying to find a carpenter to put in a kitchen but no one in the area and no one willing to travel this far up north. Forcing us to use the pre-fab cabinets you see at various places. How much overlap past the cabinets did you let the granite go?
    Press On Regardless

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    just thought I would bump this thread for Ali

    he can let me know how to make it all better

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    wow... thats absolutely gorgeous... even the drawers in the corner might fully open...

    big stuff...

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    yes, even those drawers are easily accessible, Ali

    well spotted

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    Good thread, twas an interesting and informative read. Nice work DrAndy.

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    Thanks Andy,

    this post was mentioned in "Japanese House" and I could not resist. I read it all !
    You and the wife dis a wonderfull thing here, enjoy !

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    Beautiful work - well done!

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