Laundry Room Remodel/New cabinets

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Project by CampD posted 10-10-2010 03:48 PM 4020 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New laundry room remodel to go along with the 2nd floor bath remodel I posted this past spring. This is my own home and the total project took over 6 months to complete (well not complete yet still have to make the countertops and finish the trim paint, but this post is about the cabinets)
Cabinets are custom designed to fit the space and our storage needs and wants.
Cabinets were finished in July and have been sitting in my trailer till they were installed.
This is a cabinet design I have been working on and tweaking ever so little every time I build (mainly for ease of assembly). Doors and frames were painted seperate and then assembled (shown in 5th pic) I used for the first time, Home Depots “Behr Primium Plus Paint & Primer in one” For the final finish coat, It sprayed and layed out very nicely for a midgrade paint ( I’m happy with the results). Boxes were sprayed after box assemly.
Now! Cabinets frames and doors are poplar, full inset, mortise and tenon rails & stills with flat panels.
Cabinet boxes are 1/2” birch plywood with 2 coats of sprayed on oil poly. I went against my own better judgement and bought the plywood from Home Depot (ya I know, it was half the cost). Finish layers are fine but the core is soft and full of voids. It chips way to easy, I had pieces break and close to the edge dados the edge would break off, way more time fixing the problems, so never again!
Hinges and drawer slides are all soft close, boy I do love these and are worth the extra money.
Took my 2 week vaction to get it back into shape. I did have a running blog on the total project if any one is interested
and I will post more about the contruction process on “Home Refurbers page”
Enjoy!! I know the wife is VERY happy :)

-- Doug...

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#1 posted 10-10-2010 04:30 PM

Great looking cabinets and good use of space, laundry and mud room.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#2 posted 10-10-2010 04:53 PM

Well designed, great work! Put a widescreen TV and refrigerator in there and I’ll do the laundry LOL.

-- No dear, I didn't buy a new tool. It was a gift.

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#3 posted 10-10-2010 09:33 PM

Nice looking cabinets.

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#4 posted 10-15-2010 10:56 PM

Here’s a shot of the inside of the cabinets after I installed custom made crown molding (modeled after when we worked on rebuilding Chesterwood Museum, Daniel Chester French was the sculpter of the Lincoln Memorial).

-- Doug...

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#5 posted 02-14-2011 05:41 PM

I didnt post before pic’s of this remodel,soo, here’s a couple.
Room had the barn board on the walls when we bought the house, Uuugggly!!
Most of it is removed before I took the pic’s.
I have finally started the counters and will post soon.

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 08-02-2011 04:19 PM

Adding pic’s of the counter tops made and installed. Took awhile for us to pick-out the color and style to go with the room. Finally we had enough of just partitical Bd counters and just made a choice, tough finishing projects for my own house.

Now I just have to figure out some kind of drawer for the space above the trash. Nothings coming to me yet.

-- Doug...

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#7 posted 11-02-2011 10:43 PM

Depending on the space for the space above the trash can you can put in a drying rack pullout or a pullout ironing board. Great job on the cabinets and remodel.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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