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Project by Norwegian posted 03-15-2008 06:08 PM 1758 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed more storage room in our summerhouse, and my wife decided I should build a wardrobe in one of the rooms. I choosed to make it a built-in wardrobe with birch fronts and doors. The carcass and shelfs are made of 18mm baltic birch, which is painted white. I dressed up the front of the shelfes with solid birch. Drawers are made of solid birch with ordinary drawer slides. One end of the wardrobe are done with the same panel as the existing walls.
To finish the birch I have used one coat of boiled linseed oil, two coats of shellac and on the top two coats of varnish.

You can se more pictures at

-- Norwegian (living in Sarpsborg, Norway)

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#1 posted 03-15-2008 07:06 PM

Really nice work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 03-15-2008 08:08 PM

Beautiful! I even checked your website. Would love to see your other projects posted, especially those trivets.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#3 posted 03-15-2008 08:20 PM

Looke pretty nice. I like the pull out bins.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 03-15-2008 09:35 PM

This is a nice wardrobe unit. I like the overhead storage as well.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-15-2008 10:14 PM

You are showing us some fine craftsmanship. This is great.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 03-15-2008 10:29 PM

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

We have a lot of Birch growing in this area.

My maternal Grandparents came here from Norway.

There’s a sawmill still there on the farm my Grandmother left.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 03-16-2008 12:13 AM

This is beautiful. Those middle shelves with the pillows must make putting things away so easy! I love that. Just great thanks for sharing it.

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#8 posted 03-16-2008 01:00 AM

Great looking wardrobe .Niceeeeeeeeee work

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#9 posted 03-16-2008 11:17 AM

Nice workmanship. I really like the look of the Birch. We have a summer home also, but because of tight finances we are forced to use it in the winter also :-)).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 04-05-2009 05:27 PM

Gorgeous and functional !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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