Heart pine cabinetry sets off this remodeled kitchen.
SHOP OWNER: Rod Rentz
LOCATION: Alma, GA
After seven-plus years of part-time remodeling, we will be moving into our house by the end of the month. It has been a labor of love. Originally, I purchased the house to “fix-up” and then rent, but when Lynn and I married we decided to fix it up for ourselves. We’re downsizing from 2,400 sq. ft. to about 1,100 sq. ft. so it will be quite an adjustment, but us old folks don’t need a lot of room! I stripped everything down to the studs and started over, even replacing a couple of floor joists. Except for the HVAC, drywall, and roofing, I did the work myself.
I am most proud of the kitchen renovation and the kitchen cabinets that I built from scratch. They are made out of heart pine that was salvaged out of an old house in Ocilla, GA. That house was built in 1890. Some of the boards have 170-180 growth rings in them, so doing the math, some of those trees were growing in the early 1700’s.
I posted questions here on WoodCentral several times during this project and received some really good help from the folks, especially on how to handle the heart pine. The next project for The Double-R Workshop is a storage building to make up for some of those square feet we lost in the move.
. . . Rod Rentz