Since all that part above the cabinets was already an enclosed area (by the walls and ceiling), I decided to build a simple face frame to make it look like open boxes or cabinets up there, where I could showcase decorative items, nothing too heavy.
To put this pieces together I used the Kreg Jig, I do not know how to do this any other way! This Jig is amazing to put two pieces of wood (side by side or perpendicular to each other) together. Like this:
|The face frame was put together off site|
Second, a long piece of plywood was screwed on top of the cabinets, after that, two plywood divisions were screwed to the long piece of plywood at the bottom, and finally the face frame was nailed to the divisions and also screwed to the bottom long piece of plywood.
Decorative molding was placed at the front edge to cover the rough edges. At the top crown molding finished it up.
After caulking and priming it was ready for paint.... but I also want to show you how I covered the holes on that cabinet, remember?
Then, a piece of the drywall tape was used to smooth out those seams. This is not the conventional way to do it but as I said, at the time that's the best solution I could think of..
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By the Way! if you don't have a big enough space to build them up, maybe you want to just cover that area, as I did with my kitchen cabinets here.
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