Back to Oz and home Renovation

Bought a new fridge freezer.

Measured it, should have at least 6mm on each Side to fit the thing

It didn’t fit – note to people renovating. 80’s houses have wonky walls!!

Well, it almost fit…but only at an angle and clearly needed just a few millimeters more on each side.

Wide chilly thingy!

So, I did what any sane person would do….purchased a circular saw, dismantled this part of the kitchen and cut 35mm off the side!

Gap, dismantled a bit

Initially I tried a jigsaw but found the blade jumped a little bit making the line straight, but at an angle. I needed a proper parallel line

Getting Jiggy with it.

So….I bought a circular saw, made a jig by screwing some spare wood to the cupboard carcass.

You can use clamps other ways. I found that measuring up 400mm from the back and screwing this onto the unseen part of the cupboard made a perfect alignment tool.

They say measure twice, cut once. The slightly tedious measure, screw, measure, screw did well though….

Slim faster with a circular saw!
Yaay, sawdust, everywhere.

I moved this outside due to the mess. On the plus side, I discovered that a leaf blower works wonderfully indoors for de-dusting :-p

Only thing left now is to figure out how to make the doors narrower and tidier!

Well, and remove that plug socket at the back, or make it higher otherwise the fridge sticks out too much!

Won’t be onto the electronic stuff until my container arrives!


Author: Bleugh

Early Fourties, Wife, two kids in primary school. Both of us work full time...5 years now we’ve been Back in Blighty after a decade away...It's a new country for everyone! Still finding time to tinker!

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