So what is the finish going to be? I think I see caulk which limits you to paint (booooo) You could always cheat and buy the doors from a reputable dealer for about $25-35 bucks each. And get rid of that open shelving look. I like the way the columns look from the front view but I'm not sure I like them from the countertop (working) view. They need something on the countertop instead of just going down round. When I make shelves for higher end cabinetry I will glue on a 1" solid and then route a profile on it. I've been using the edge tape a lot lately, saves a bunch of time and I've got it down so it looks really good. After the lacquer goes on it's there for a good long time. I actually use one of my wife' old clothes iron to apply it, well it was new when I started and after the first time it left a glue streak on one of her outfits
the iron officially became mine. The tile work looks pretty good and I like how it wraps properly, it's like you thought ahead or something. Good job, hope it gets finished.
Thanks for all the excellent input, Leo. Those carcasses are all pre-finished maple plywood. The doors, - - which I'll make myself, but I haven't even designed yet, - - will also be be clear-coated maple, - - but they won't be typical doors by any stretch.
I couldn't agree more on the 'column-meets-countertop' look. Those columns are only temporary (finger-joints just won't fit the bill here), - - they'll be replaced with solid maple's, - - if they're not available to buy I'll stave 'em myself, - - then they will also have bases and caps.
Also, - - the 'rise' from the (working view) counter-top to breakfast bar will be laminated (fake granite look) to match the countertops . . .
The architrave still has a lot of trimwork that needs to be done and there's still all the frame-and-panel work to be done on the wall wainscoting (which there's not really very much of), - - and I've got to apply the picture-framing the frame-and-panels on the breakfast bar.
Then the soffitting-surround still needs under-capping and trimwork, - - and I still need to 'fill-in' (recessed) some of the end-of-the-run cabs.
I've already added a bathroom and an addition to the house since then, it'll eventually all get done, - - but I do things on my house in an order of what kind of helpers (if any) I have at the time. I try to do the big stuff while I have a helper, - - and let the smaller (finer) stuff go 'til later, - - so I can just do those things by myself later on.
Do remember, - - I hold a (mostly) 7 day-a-week job, ya' know. With a 'rough boss', at that . . .
A lot of the necessary parts are already made and cut, - - they just have to come out of storage (they're under the living room couches, - - if I remember right)
In other words, - - I am hereby claiming there is a method to this madness . . .
Not sure where you think you're seeing caulk, - - but unless it's something temporary or something that's trim's going on later, - - you're not . . .
But I'll bite, - - where do you think you're seeing caulk??