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Blog series by Cindy Braunheim updated 02-18-2014 04:16 PM 4 parts 6010 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Phase I - Design Elements

08-17-2012 04:46 PM by Cindy Braunheim | 2 comments »

As usual, the design process begins with a Vision and some Imagination and a cocktail-napkin scribble. This is one of my favorite parts and the most important element of the project. The time spent with my customer making details come to life is critical and can set the tone for the entire project. As luck would have it, this project is for a dear friend who lives about 90 minutes away. We drew up that cocktail napkin over a year ago… This is my design, created in Aut...

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Part 2: Phase II - Let the Milling Begin!

08-21-2012 04:46 PM by Cindy Braunheim | 5 comments »

After about 135 hours of designing and collaborating, I made the purchases of the sheet goods and rough hardwood lumber. The first challenge was, “Where the heck am I going to store this while milling?” I bought 3/4” and 1/4” Maple ply, prefinished. I am truly looking forward to working with the Purple Heart lumber, knowing full-well that it will take its toll on my tools. The top piece is a slab of figured Maple, intended for the base cabinet door panels. Nice...

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Part 3: Project within a Project - Cabinet Doors

03-21-2013 02:35 PM by Cindy Braunheim | 0 comments »

How in the world did over 200 days pass by since my last entry?! Wow. Yes – I’m still working on this project. Yes – the clients are still my very good friends (bless them!). Yes – I still look forward to Sundays in my “shop”. The carcasses are done and have been hanging out in my (still unfinished) master closet. The base cabinet has been the focal point of the wall, so I have been diligent and careful in the milling and assembly ...

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Part 4: Project Wrap-Up

02-18-2014 04:16 PM by Cindy Braunheim | 3 comments »

It’s now February and the project was installed and completed in November of 2013. I have since recovered and have five new projects lined up, one being my own Master Bedroom Closet, which has been waiting for three years now… But I digress. The Built in Library Wall is by far the most involved piece I’ve ever built. What a blast!

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