Den Remodel

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Project by fogbow posted 10-19-2016 02:32 AM 500 views 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After living with the dark stained exterior plywood (last pic) in my den since I moved here I decided I needed to lighten it up a bit. At 61 years old I figured I didn’t have many big projects left in me. Took about two months of nights and weekends to remove the plywood and replace it with 1×6 knotty pine. This is the best stuff I ever worked with. It’s T&G and end matched. I did the whole room with less than a 20 lb. litter box of waste wood.

I’d never attempted built in shelves before so that has been a real learning curve and part of the reason I joined LJ. Finally got the pine and cedar striped drop down desk and cabinets installed last weekend. Now I need to learn to think small and put some shelves and drawers in the desk. Any suggestions will be appreciated. I’ve about worn out YouTube trying to figure out how to make drawers but haven’t been brave enough start.

I also did the floating mantel and hid all the TV wires in there and in the lower cabinet. Once I get the interior of the desk completed I’d like to learn how to do some small woodworking. Quilt block boxes or tabletops.

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