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Built-in #1: Closet Conversion

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Blog entry by Brian Lackey posted 05-08-2020 05:23 AM 396 reads 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When I moved into my current house in 2011, the main floor room was a “bedroom” with sliding doors on the closet. We since converted it into a home office. The door into the room was framed for a 48” wide French door so we opened that up from the 26” door. The closet stayed a closet (without the sliding doors) with a piece of furniture to carry the printer and a cabinet to hold “crap”. We replaced all the doors in the house with raised panel doors which is why this closet never got an upgrade right away. This blog is my documentation of my transition to a built-in… 10 years later. Yeah, my wife is happy right now!

-- Brian, Fort Collins, CO



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#1 posted 05-08-2020 05:26 AM

Before the demo and rebuild…

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#2 posted 05-08-2020 05:27 AM

Then I started demo being that we are in quarantine. What else is there to do????

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#3 posted 05-08-2020 05:28 AM

Then the cutout come out as one unit.

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#4 posted 05-08-2020 05:31 AM

Then came the custom cabinet design. I use Vectorworks in a 3D environment. I am a teachers I get it for free each year. I love this program for design.

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#5 posted 05-08-2020 05:32 AM

Drawers are all dovetail joints and dado joint bottom.

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#6 posted 05-08-2020 05:35 AM

Face frame and typical drawers installed. Now for the printer drawer.

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#7 posted 05-08-2020 05:38 AM

Printer drawer base glue up part 1 complete. Cut outs are for 8-1/2” paper and 1-1/2×14 paper storage under the printer. These reams are on 1/8” masonite that are dry erase surface and will slide out for access or refill. More pics to come.

-- Brian, Fort Collins, CO

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#8 posted 05-08-2020 02:41 PM

Are there images I am not seeing?

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#9 posted 05-08-2020 02:53 PM

I uploaded them but yeah, I don’t see them either.

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#10 posted 05-08-2020 03:17 PM



Are there images I am not seeing?

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#11 posted 05-08-2020 08:21 PM



I uploaded them but yeah, I don t see them either.

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Well, it is a two step process, upload then insert.

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#12 posted 05-08-2020 09:10 PM

Pics! Thanks BlueRidgeDog for the pointer on uploading.

Before the start

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#13 posted 05-08-2020 09:14 PM

Cutout the opening to make it larger.

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#14 posted 05-08-2020 09:14 PM

Cabinet started

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#15 posted 05-09-2020 10:40 AM

Much better. Tell me about the array of small tool boxes in the top right up on the shelf.

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