Office Remodel

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Project by Chuck McIntyre posted 05-04-2017 06:02 PM 2303 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good afternoon. It has been a while since I have posted any projects so I thought I would take a minute to share my recent home office remodel.

The countertop, floating shelves, face frames and door and drawer rails and stiles are all made from red oak. The door panels and drawer inserts are made from some left over hard maple from my barn door project. All the red oak was stained with Minwax red oak stain. Doors and drawers were all assembled after staining and spray finished with several (seven or eight, maybe?) coats of Arm-R-Seal satin.

The countertop was probably the biggest challenge. After gluing up two 24”x72” panels, I had to draw out the 45* line on each and use a straightedge and circular saw to make the cuts. I used the Time-Joint fasteners on the underside and, ultimately, they worked like a champ.

The upper cabinet on the right ended up as a home for all of the various components to the wireless network that always end up being an eyesore. One of my main objectives with this project was to get all the wiring hidden. I am pretty happy with the results on this point. I used about a dozen cable management grommets and was able to conceal them pretty well. The LED lighting under the floating shelves was also an objective as the lighting in the office is not all that great.

Thank you for looking!


-- Wood is a gift from God that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#1 posted 05-04-2017 07:02 PM

That’s a really outstanding office up grade. Everything about it is top drawer. Pun intended!

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#2 posted 05-04-2017 07:30 PM

Really, really nice. I like the incorporation of the lighting with the floating shelves.

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#3 posted 05-04-2017 07:53 PM

Outstanding job. I really like it.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#4 posted 05-04-2017 08:13 PM

This is very attractive and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 05-04-2017 09:22 PM

The first thing I spotted was the IMAC – way to go

Oh, this is about the cabinets. ” I was pretty happy with the results ” is a bit modest, you should be exstatic with the results. The project was obviously well thought out and executed with the craftsmanship deserving of such an outstanding visual effect.

Can you tell I like it ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 05-04-2017 10:16 PM

Great project!
Now how will you get any work done there just sitting around looking at it? lol

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#7 posted 05-05-2017 01:13 AM

Nice execution

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#8 posted 05-05-2017 02:06 AM

Lots of work there


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#9 posted 05-05-2017 08:30 AM

Very niceeeeee !!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#10 posted 05-05-2017 01:54 PM

Very nice. I like it. Waiting your next project

-- Richard Campbell,

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#11 posted 05-05-2017 02:16 PM

nice job

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Chuck McIntyre

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#12 posted 05-07-2017 03:33 PM

Thank you for all the great comments. They are greatly appreciated!

-- Wood is a gift from God that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#13 posted 05-16-2017 05:07 AM

Great looking office.

Let’s go Blues, wish they could have played better against Nashville

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#14 posted 06-14-2017 09:25 AM

Well done! Loved the work.

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#15 posted 06-14-2017 02:00 PM

good color combo ….GREAT JOB :<))


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