custom built-in

  • Advertise with us
Project by Kreg McMahon posted 01-31-2011 03:03 PM 2564 views 15 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a built-in I made from scratch including the fluting, doors etc. I mainly use festools for most of the work and then I use sommerfeld cabinet door router bit set.

I use cabinet grade birch and popular for trim. I paint with sherwin williams super paint semi gloss, best paint ever for cabs.

you can also go to you tube and search : builtinsbykreg and view my 10 part video series on how I make cabinets. enjoy

here is the link:

-- atlanta

11 comments so far

View Ken90712's profile


17820 posts in 3799 days

#1 posted 01-31-2011 03:21 PM

A+++++++++++++++ looks great nice flow.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Kreg McMahon's profile

Kreg McMahon

25 posts in 3288 days

#2 posted 01-31-2011 04:42 PM

thanks ken, and I agree being above ground is much better and warmer ! well on some days. !

-- atlanta

View ratchet's profile


1391 posts in 4397 days

#3 posted 01-31-2011 07:53 PM

Totally sweet! You sir do nice work.

View Greg Wurst's profile

Greg Wurst

797 posts in 4443 days

#4 posted 01-31-2011 09:26 PM

Nice work and a very nice video series. I’m interested in more on your finish. How did you apply the paint? Spray, brush, etc. What if any primer did you use? Is that a particular shade of white? I am planning a built-in coat rack and show bench and would like to finish it in a similar manner.


-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

View vad's profile


6 posts in 3284 days

#5 posted 01-31-2011 09:30 PM

very nice work love the accent lighting behind them to bring it out more,

-- vic, upstate NY

View dbray45's profile


3337 posts in 3387 days

#6 posted 01-31-2011 09:39 PM

Very nice work –
Question for you – with the really nice lighting, why not use glass shelving? You did a wonderful job but somebody had to ask the question.

I think that I would put a small track light above the mantel as well.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

View Kreg McMahon's profile

Kreg McMahon

25 posts in 3288 days

#7 posted 01-31-2011 10:38 PM

Greg, I use sherwin williams super paint semi gloss and also there primer for wood, its a greenish label. prime then sand then 2 coats brushed and wennie rolled on , oh prime then caullk where needed let dry then paint.

dbray45, glass shelves, 80% of the women when I tell them about glass shelves the first thing they say is. you have to dust them ! (and most have a cleaning crew !!) you tell me… I always recommend glass shelves with lights, and only a few take me up on it. there is a light on the ceiling to light up picture.

thanks and glad you liked the video series

-- atlanta

View falegniam's profile


335 posts in 3563 days

#8 posted 02-01-2011 05:03 AM

Very nice way to upgrade a room in your home. Very nice.

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

View dbray45's profile


3337 posts in 3387 days

#9 posted 02-01-2011 05:26 PM

Kreg – dusting—great point, never thought of that. Didn’t see the light in the ceiling. This is why I asked.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

View Michelle's profile


7 posts in 3281 days

#10 posted 02-02-2011 06:47 PM

That’s absolutely beautiful!!! Great work!

-- Michelle

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13345 posts in 4284 days

#11 posted 02-02-2011 06:56 PM

Beautiful built-ins.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics