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Project by Luis M posted 06-23-2020 02:09 PM 829 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Almost completed: Formal Living Room to Craft Room conversion. I built the upper cabinets out of 3/4” Baltic birch plywood with poplar face frames and doors. The shelves inside the upper cabinets are made out of plywood and poplar edging. I built my own shelve standards out of plywood and ash. The shelves between the upper cabinets and the counter top are made out of 6/4” ash. The base cabinets were purchased from Ikea. Truth be told, I don’t like working with plywood very much. It’s challenging to build those large boxes in my shop. So, after building (suffering) through the upper cabinets, I decided to buy the lower cabinets from Ikea.

The upper cabinets were painted with General Finishes Milk Paint which is an acrylic paint (not a real milk paint). I don’t know why the marketing folks thought it was a great idea to call it a “Milk Paint”. It’s a great paint to work with, I could just do without the false advertisement.

The ash shelves and counter top were finished with Tried & True Original Wood Finish. I know it’s not a very protective finish, but that’s OK because it’s easy to re-apply/fix. I’m fully expecting my kids to beat the heck out of the counter top. Just like every other piece of furniture I’ve built.

-- Luis





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Calmudgeon

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#1 posted 06-29-2020 01:51 PM

Nicely done. I like the paint colour on the uppers.
I’m curious why you elected to go with what look like overlapping doors.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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Luis M

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#2 posted 06-29-2020 05:55 PM



Nicely done. I like the paint colour on the uppers.
I m curious why you elected to go with what look like overlapping doors.

- Calmudgeon

I didn’t want a gap at the double doors where you could see through to the inside of the cabinet. I also did not want to put a vertical stile in the middle (those get in the way). That’s why I cut overlapping rabbets on the doors.

-- Luis

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