Classic Living Room Wall Unit

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Project by senomozi posted 09-22-2010 11:42 PM 6313 views 11 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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#1 posted 09-22-2010 11:57 PM

Very nice.

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


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#2 posted 09-23-2010 12:12 AM

i agree with herb..very nice

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#3 posted 09-23-2010 12:31 AM

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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#4 posted 09-23-2010 04:17 AM

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

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#5 posted 09-23-2010 04:24 AM

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

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#6 posted 05-27-2012 08:44 PM

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!

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