Dining Room Built-in

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Project by jonww posted 08-10-2019 09:34 PM 618 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Commissioned” to construct a custom built-in cabinet in our dining room to help address the cupboard storage deficiency in our adjacent kitchen. The unit also acts as a sideboard/hutch and serves well when we entertain family and friends. My wife wanted something taller than a standard kitchen counter height.

The cabinet boxes are birch ply. The face frames, doors and drawer fronts are rift/quarter sawn red oak. Drawer boxes are poplar and joined using locking rabbet joints (1/2” sides and 1/2” ply bottoms. Top is made of Walnut. Drawers and doors are soft close. The door/drawer pulls were purchased from Lee Valley.

The dimensions of the unit with the top is 39.5”H x 21”D x 104”L. It took me 5 months to complete this project.


-- Jon in Canada. Favorite coffee mug reads: "I never repeat listen carefully"

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#1 posted 08-11-2019 05:02 AM

Classic design always works for me….very profesional job!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 08-11-2019 10:52 AM

Nicely done, timeless piece of art!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 08-11-2019 07:03 PM

Very attractive, I like your choice of woods.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#5 posted 08-12-2019 01:30 AM

Just beautiful Well done.

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#6 posted 08-12-2019 01:32 PM

Very nice!

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#7 posted 08-12-2019 03:08 PM

Gorgeous piece.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#8 posted 08-15-2019 12:55 PM


The cabinet is really nice. That’s a lot of extra storage. I’m sure your wife is super pleased.


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