It took quite a while for the whole process: take down the doors, template and cut the hand holds (two holes and jigsaw for each), sand, prestain, stain with the thinned stain, varathane three to four coats, sand again, and then remount the doors. In the end we're happy with the appearance. The cabinets had a flush face and the look is clean. Tonight I also got the rest of the gas lift struts in place. Onto the driver's side dining area and bathroom. I'm leaving the kitchen drawers to later...
Calvin here - after spending almost 33 years in education as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and elementary administrator, it was time to retire! I did so happily and with no regrets; it was a terrific and fulfilling career. I do enjoy building projects as the design and building process is very therapeutic and you see a completed functional product in the end. Now to combine the build with another of Angela's and my passions - travel - is something we're really looking forward to.