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Project by senomozi posted 1305 days ago 2997 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a built-in I just completed. The fireplace and the mantle were already there. The recesses on each side of the fireplace housed a couple of IKEA-type armoires. Customer wanted a unit that blended in with the fireplace. The bottom sections are ~ 42” wide x 36” high x 22” deep. The top sections are 66” high x 12” deep. Built with paint grade maple veneer plywood and solid poplar for the nosing on the counter tops, the nosing on the shelves and the face frames. The finish is sprayed waterborne lacquer primer followed by white waterborne lacquer. With its very high solid content the primer did an excellent job at filling the small pores of the maple and poplar. After a light sanding I had a very smooth surface on which to spray the top coat.

-- Senomozi - Gatineau, Canada





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HerbC

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#1 posted 1305 days ago

Very nice.

That’s a lot of white but it certainly goes well with the original fireplace and mantle.

Herb

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#2 posted 1305 days ago

i agree with herb..very nice

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dakremer

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#3 posted 1305 days ago

haha thats exactly what i was gonna say – “woah thats a lot of white!!!” – looks good though, and looks very well built! good job

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DocK16

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#4 posted 1305 days ago

Yeah this is on my honey-do list Hope mine turns out as nice as yours

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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sras

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#5 posted 1305 days ago

Wow! That is a whole lot of wall unit! Nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Henry3

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#6 posted 692 days ago

Super job! And thanks for including the measurements. I am in process of a similar job and the height of the base cabinets has been the major sticking point. I think your 36 inch base cabinets look much better than the 32 inch cabinets I originally built and ended up disassembling. Contrary to another comment, I really like all that white when you have white base trim and crown molding. I hope my project ends up looking half as nice as yours…and thanks for sharing!

-- Henry3, TN/GA/FL

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