Bookcases and cabinets for a friends family room.

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Project by firefighterontheside posted 02-04-2015 08:39 PM 4479 views 7 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine at the firehouse had a picture of what he wanted for his family room. It was hard to tell some of the details from the one picture he had I think out of a magazine, but I think I got most of them. He said, you can make it all out of MDF because I’m gonna paint it. There was no way I was making it all out of MDF. It would have weighed a ton. I used MDO, MDF and poplar. The mantel shelf is made from the same materials and protrudes from the wall 10”, while the cabinets are 18” and bookcases are 12”. Luckily for me, he did all the painting. Thanks for looking.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#1 posted 02-04-2015 08:48 PM

Let me be the first to say “FABULOUS” Your friends must be thrilled.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#2 posted 02-04-2015 08:49 PM

They look really nice Bill. They look like they fit like a glove too.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#3 posted 02-04-2015 09:22 PM

Very attractive. Beautiful addition to the room.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-04-2015 09:26 PM


-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#5 posted 02-04-2015 09:40 PM

Looks great. Just fits the space perfectly.
Well done

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 02-04-2015 09:58 PM

Talk about a room changer. Great work Bill.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#7 posted 02-04-2015 10:05 PM

Thanks all. I’m happy.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 02-04-2015 10:07 PM

Thanks Red. My buddy said he feels like he’s in a hotel lobby now in his family room.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#9 posted 02-04-2015 10:11 PM

What a dramatic facelift….
Looks fantastic!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#10 posted 02-04-2015 10:28 PM

Really nice. Makes a huge difference in that room…..all for the better.
Beautiful work, Bill.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 02-04-2015 10:41 PM

That made an amazing transformation to that room! You need to put these pictures where they can promote your sideline business.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 02-04-2015 11:07 PM

Thanks Randy, Gene and Andy.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#13 posted 02-04-2015 11:12 PM

Nice work…great addition to the house.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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#14 posted 02-04-2015 11:20 PM

Beautifully done, Bill! I’d be proud to have that in my home! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 02-04-2015 11:32 PM

Looks great to me, Bill

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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