|Project by KodaBear||posted 08-08-2014 08:58 PM||389 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Since Baby #1 is about 2 weeks away from arriving, it is time to finish the nursery.
Our house originally had just a small coat closet adjacent to the kitchen and no pantry. Now we have a full size coat closet as soon as you enter the main doorway and a nice sized pantry. When I added the coat closet, it left a 3.5’ section of wall/nook. My wife and I planned that area to be a great space for a built in.
The challenge to overcome in the design is the hot water mini rad pipes coming out near that corner. I incorporated a space for the heat to escape and not damage the piece.
The cabinet is an up cycled project. I went to a surplus cabinet store and bought a 39” solid oak top cabinet for $50. It had a rectangular shape to the doors, but my wife wanted arches. I routed out the inside molding on the top of the door and fit an arched piece of poplar, then I routed in another groove to match the rest of the panel molding.
I incorporated arches into the shelving for aesthetics and stability. The shelves are 42” wide 3/4” ply. The arched face pieces are Poplar that are 2 inches on the ends and 1 inch in the middle. They are now very sturdy.
I think it turned out nice and my wife loves it.
Finish is Kilz Primer and Sherwin Williams Pro Choice Acrylic paint.
Overall dimensions are approx 43”wide x 94”tall x 21”deep
-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania