You experienced woodworkers may find it amusing or simply feel a sense of familiarity with me, other folks newer to the woodworking pursuit may find reason to scale back your ambition or, depending on my outcome may find inspiration. Time will tell!
This blog (following the recommendation on this site as to where content should be posted, in this case in a blog instead of a project) is intended to generate feedback from the experienced community here rather than provide advice about how best to execute techniques or share what works for me.
I have embarked on a project that from my perspective feels a bit of a stretch and so I would greatly appreciate input from you. I plan to post specific questions in appropriate sections of the forum and hope to be able to reference back here for information specific to my situation rather than crowd multiple posts in the forums with duplicate information.
About a year ago my wife and I decided to dedicate a room (unused dinging room) to use for homework, school projects and other creative projects for my two young daughters.
Because I have always wanted to pursue woodworking as a hobby and following receipt of a very high quote from a national closet design and installation company, I decided to build out the room myself…
Below is a rendering of the room as I would like it to appear when complete. The upper shelving is all face framed and painted while the lower cabinets are frameless. I am planning to build the two walls out and the center table. The french doors including molding are already in place. I have installed the can lights and will install the crown molding when the built-ins are complete.
I am planning to use birch ply and poplar or maple for cabinets and possibly walnut for the desktops.
I have a number of questions to ask already and will update this blog in an effort to make my project clearer for any who seek more information about it to perhaps provide context for questions I ask in the forums.
More to come…