|Project by usfcork||posted 02-12-2016 04:45 PM||1006 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
My wife wanted built-ins in a front room of the house. We don’t have much stuff, but we do have books. So I figured I would give it a shot. She gave me a picture of ones she liked…and I just made the rest up as I went. They are made from all things “Big Box Home Store” – so plywood, MDF, and pine. Unfortunately, we recently moved to Charlotte NC and I can’t find a place that is local that actually sells decent wood (AND is open on the weekends). So everything I have been making these days is out of plywood…
There are two sides and a shelve over the doorway. Both sides include shelving uppers and a cabinet below. The cabinet door portion is made out of MDF with pine rails and stiles. I’m sure you guys know a better way to do it, but I sure struggled with flush doors. Needless to say, they are not going to be in any of my future projects for a while….
For the crown, my wife wanted a custom look and I wanted to meet her expectations, but without too much work. Again, probably not the best way, but it’s made out of 4 separate pieces stacked together, 3 are 1×2s with a routed edges and the middle piece is a store bought piece of crown. The small crown work around the fake columns was difficult for me – so a fair amount of caulk was used.
It was primed and painted to match the base board molding in the house. All-in-all, I was happy with it.
As always, any constructive criticism and/or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks for looking!