And we thought we’d start with the waste-disposal cabinet (hides the trash)—which turns out, to our surprise, to have a motor. You knee the thing and it powers open. We’re on the phone with the company trying to figure are the slats on the bottom of the cabinets supposed to stay—no. They look like good wood to us, but they’re just shipping reinforcement.

Installation has sort of ground to a halt at cabinet #1, while we figure this out, but it’s going, at least! The color of the finish is exactly what we ordered, no variations; the colors we painted are great with the finish; and it doesn’t look now as if we have any problems with damage. Happy, happy.