Finishing up the kitchen units

There was still plenty to do with the kitchen units before installing them on the boat. More joinery – this time the trickier mid-leg mortice and tenon joints, plus cutting a hole for the sink. This was a lot harder than either of us thought – we had to keep adjusting and readjusting over and over again to get the sink to fit snugly and securely.

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Dad made some ‘buttons’ which would attach to the bottom of the worktop and swivel to hold it in place on top of the unit. Nifty!

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We also found a lovely job for mum to do, scraping all the old silicon from the rim of the sink:

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Back on the boat, the moment of truth arrived. Would they fit? Would they stand up straight on a decidedly not-straight boat? A little planing here, a little sawing there and we got the two new kitchen units snugly into place:

Narrowboat sink unit

Narrowboat kitchen

Narrowboat kitchen

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