Saturday, August 23, 2014


A while back The Old Lady ordered a couple of cabinets for the kitchen. Thursday they were delivered and I started to work on installing them.

This is how they looked when they came off the truck. One cabinet is trying to fall off the side of the pallet. When I pulled the cardboard off the cabinets I discovered both were damaged. The smaller one was basically destroyed.

The smaller cabinet had damage on all four corners. The front was bent out of shape and almost ripped off, Now we have to drive over 100 miles to return it to a Home Depot while they send us a replacement.

This is the before picture. There was a base cabinet that came from someone that replaced their kitchen cabinets and a small table. We wanted to do a more built-in set of cabinets.

I made this picture bigger so the damage would be easier to see.

The larger cabinet only had some minor damage on one side. I was able to glue and clamp it to repair it before installing it.

This is the larger cabinet installed with a piece of plywood for a temporary countertop. When I get the other cabinet installed next to the refrigerator, I will do a better countertop. Still working out the details on what materials to use and how to install it.

We have a division of labor here, The Old Lady picked out the cabinets and ordered them, The Kid will pay for them and I get to install them.


  1. A shame you couldn't have hauled them yourself. One reason I miss my truck; now I have to depend on deliveries.
    the Ol'Buzzard

  2. Ol'Buzzard, they were shipped from Florida. That's where they were made. They came UPS freight and were delivered with a truck with a lift gate on it. The pallet weighted over a hundred pounds. My pickup would have handled it, but I hate to think of how much gas it would have taken for a round trip to Florida.

    The one we are returning is small enough to fit in the car. It's in the backseat waiting for us to bring it back.

    JackieSue, that's why I watch Red Green to get his handyman tips. "If the ladies don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."

  3. I'm a bum, I would just deal with what came.

  4. Whoever packed those cabinets should have been fired.


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