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Project by Walt posted 1273 days ago 1157 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was part of a remodel that I did for my mother in law. Although I have been a rough and finish carpenter for 15 yrs I am new to building cabinetry and would appreciate any and all comments on my work. The project was done in 3/4” birch plywood with 1/4” ply for door panels and poplar for door frames.

-- Walt, Southern cal





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stevecabinum

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#1 posted 1273 days ago

Nice work Walt! Your mother-in-law is a lucky woman! This is an impressive undertaking for a first cabinetry project and it looks great – thanks for sharing.

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Luke

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#2 posted 1273 days ago

I like what you’ve done. I am working on a built in entertainment center right now as well, and I have speakers that are tall and narrow and I like how you built them in, or at least that’s what it looks like, gave me a great idea! Good Job!

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bvdon

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#3 posted 1273 days ago

Looks great… good photos to show how it all went in.

-- http://woodwork.me

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brianinpa

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#4 posted 1273 days ago

Very nice: judging by the pictures, I would think painting was the most “fun”. What did you do for the cylindrical columns on either side of the fireplace?

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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toxicoval56

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#5 posted 1273 days ago

Looks like you are off to a good start. This was a very nice conversion.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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reedwood

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#6 posted 1273 days ago

Hey Walt,
Very nice cabinet.
I am curious if this is a real wood fireplace or a gas unit only.

For some reason I have some concerns about the distance between the arch of the mantel and the fire box opening. There are very specific code requirements for this measurement including how far it can stick out above the opening.
You probably already know about this. I would hate to see your work go up in flames. or worse, get sued.

I know up around Chicago, this wouldn’t pass inspection.
Am I wrong?

-- mark

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 1273 days ago

Looks good.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Walt

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#8 posted 1273 days ago

Brian, Thanks for your comment. In reference to the the columns on the side of the fireplace, I radiused 3/4” ply to the width and height that I desired and attached it to a 3/4” ply backing and kerfed the 1/4” plywood to wrap around my column frame.

-- Walt, Southern cal

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Walt

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#9 posted 1273 days ago

mark,
thanks for your comment, This is a real wood fireplace but since my client wanted to use fireglass instead of burning real wood. The bldg department nor the inspector had a problem with plans or the design

-- Walt, Southern cal

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Walt

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#10 posted 1273 days ago

Thanks again , I appreciate all the comments

-- Walt, Southern cal

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reedwood

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#11 posted 1273 days ago

Walt, That’s good news.

I would consider putting fireplace glass doors on the front just to be safe.
Plus, They look nice and keep your heat from going up the chimney.

Don’t you just hate know it all people…....Ha.

Just lookin out for my wood buddies.

-- mark

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