Cabinets & Shelves

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Project by Bigdogs117 posted 07-28-2008 05:02 AM 2856 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My favorite and most frequent customer (my wife) requested cabinets and shelves to surround the french doors in the den. She wanted to paint them so they are made out of several different types of wood. Birch plywood, framed with cherry (I have lots of cherry laying around from finding 500 board feet from an auction…cheap), and red oak for the doors. I know I could have spent far less since the wood was going to be painted, but, oh well.

There is no base in the either cabinet due to my wife wanting to conceal the computer, printer,etc. to keep it hidden but accessable when needed. That equipment is on a rolling cart which easily rolls inside. She also wanted the option to use the cabinets as a desk if needed, so that a chair would easily roll under the top. The flipper doors on the cabinets have the accuride 123 glides. The glides were fairly easy to install once I put my mind to just do it. For the finish on the top of the cabinets, my wife used a glaze with various colors to give it a little different look. The shelves are adjustable and as you can see, already filled.

-- Rusty

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#1 posted 07-28-2008 06:19 AM

Can’t have too many shelves. These are very well done. I like the way they frame the french doors. Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#2 posted 07-28-2008 01:38 PM

Nice looking project. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 07-28-2008 02:32 PM

Nice design choices on your wife’s part. You seem to follow directions quite well. :-)

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

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#4 posted 07-30-2008 05:26 AM

Looks like you could go pro.

My wife is looking for a handy guy to get some projects done around our own house.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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