Home Office Upgrade Part 1

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Project by MikeJ70 posted 02-15-2021 03:30 PM 917 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am going to start making an effort to get a little more involved on here so I figured I’d start with adding some project pics. Last summer I started working on remodeling our home office and it ended up taking me until the beginning of November to complete it. I had a major set back due to some finishing issues that ultimately put me back almost a month.

Since I can only upload 6 pics at a time I am going to do this in several posts. The first few pics are what it looked like before I started and I will also include my Sketchup drawing of my plans. I copied the basic design from an office posted on and then incorporated some details from a few others on there.

I’m not very good about taking pics during construction so I don’t have any to share but I used prefinished and maple plywood that I got from Menards and the face frames are paint grade maple that I got off of Craigslist and the doors are maple with mdf panels. Counter top is granite. Drawer slides and hinges are Blum soft close and LED lighting is Hafele. The finish is Target Coatings EM6500 water based lacquer tinted to Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. This was my first attempt at inset doors and I did screw up and my reveal ended up being a little wider than the 3/32” I was shooting for, but I can live with it. Thanks for looking.


-- MikeJ

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#1 posted 02-15-2021 05:05 PM

I cheated and looked at the finish. Quite the improvement in office furniture. Should you move/sell, that will be $$$$$$$$$$$$$.

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James E McIntyre

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#2 posted 02-15-2021 07:01 PM

I know how difficult it is to install inset drawers and doors I’ve done many of them.
Yours look really good.

I may have missed it in your discretion, what type of hinges did you use on the door?

-- James E McIntyre

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#3 posted 02-15-2021 07:53 PM

James, I used Blum inset hinges for face frames. I was going to use a more decorative butt hinge, but my wife wanted soft close so we had to go concealed.


-- MikeJ

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