Walnut microwave... A project completed! Our new microwave is in, and works. I finished all the related carpentry, including a couple of walnut trim strips that look better than I expected them to. The photos below show the work as I went along, with the last one showing the finished project:
For the moment, the two walnut strips are being held in place by mounting tape. That may not prove to be a good long term solution, and in that case I'll be replacing them with magnets. I want to be able to easily get back into the cabinet should I need to repair anything!
The new microwave has a much more modern user interface than our old one, but it's new to us – so we'll be learning its ins and outs for a while. Nevertheless we can already appreciate some of the features. For instance, to reheat anything with the automatic sensor takes just three clicks, all obvious. Much easier than the old microwave!