Some of you have seen earlier shots of this major project of mine in my own home. It's 90 per cent done now. I feel like I could write a thesis paper on all the features, construction gimmicks, specialized panels, do's and don'ts, etc., huge learning curve. I have hundreds of hours in this room. The doorway just to the right of the bench has just been finished minus stain on the piers or sides of the doorway. The sink area will include two tall narrow cabinets to the right of the work sink, and two cabinets up top. The back panel features a tile back splash, primarily travertine. Small side panel gets same treatment. A shelf will be built above the backsplash. All panels are removable! I can always access electrical and pipes behind the walls.
A tremendous amount of time goes into even a small panel. For example, there are 4 small panels, 2 white and 2 stained, around the doorway, each 7 to 9 inches wide, very narrow. Yet each one has 7 to 9 pieces of wood. Lots of work for tiny wall coverage. White panels have a custom made almost square molding on each side with a rabbet to accept the center panels, either 3/4" pine or V-groove pine boards.
Have I lost my mind? By the way, a prominent use of this room will be for doggie feeding, watering, etc.