I finally took the crowbar to my kitchen cabinets. Above is a close-up of the spirit level on the counter. Leveling the counter appeared to be the only way to level it.
This section of counter is perpendicular to the outside wall and juts into the room barely leaving space to open the refrigerator door. This house may have been built before built-in cabinets were standard in American kitchens. Someone built these cabinets out of pine and plywood in place. They cut the cabinet doors to match the angles of the kitchen where the outside wall is about 2 inches lower than the rest of the kitchen. The vertical lines are plumb, but the horizontal lines look like the carnival fun house. The picture below is not distorted in Photoshop.
We have been planning to renovate the kitchen for years, but remain frozen by the possibilities and the work and mess involved. It’s been cold this week and this provided a great opportunity to burn these kitchen cabinets in the fireplace.
Update: Now That’s More Like It