Built-In Ironing Board Cabinet

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Blog entry by Chuck McIntyre posted 07-04-2015 10:25 PM 1391 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I would share a project I am currently working on. I put a few pictures up of a miter saw station I built last winter. I had hoped to post a few completed projects by now but a full, down-to-the-studs master bath remodel got in the way.

I started the bathroom project the week after Christmas and (mostly) finished it up around the end of April. It occupied pretty much every weekend and many evenings over that four month period. It came out great and I’m very happy with it.

The best part of the bathroom remodel was the fact that I spent A LOT of time completely redoing and adding to my shop during this time. I have finally gotten to a place where I feel like I can take on some awesome projects.

The first of these projects is a series of five cabinets I am building to go in the newly-remodeled bathroom. The first of these five cabinets is a built-in cabinet to house the ironing board. When I framed in the new shower I planned one wall to accept this cabinet. It will measure 49-3/4” high, 25-3/4” wide and 6-1/2” deep. It will be made of solid cherry with a divider and two small shelves. The back will be made of 1/2” Baltic birch. All I managed to get done so far is to get the panels ripped to width, crosscut to rough length, jointed, planed, cut to final length, sanded and wash-coated (2 parts mineral spirits to 1 part poly). Later tonight I hope to get the panels stained.

The other cabinets in this project will include a built-in jewelry cabinet, two corner drawer / door storage cabinets (including one that will house a Keurig on a slide-out) and a bench storage cabinet that will go between the two corner cabinets.

It has been a long time since I’ve been able to take on projects like this and I am very excited. Please don’t hesitate to chime in if you see me making any egregious errors. I’m looking for feedback that will make me a better woodworker. Thanks to everyone on LJ for providing the inspiration to make this possible!

-- Wood is a gift from God that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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