1st moneymaker - built-in shelving

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Project by Jim posted 2420 days ago 1681 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I showed a friend at work the dresser project and he told me about a friend(Mike) of his that was attempting to build a bonus room above his garage, but was failing miserably and now willing to pay for help.

Mike had promised his wife built in shelves in all the knee-walls and a bookshelf in the office area. Some of the shelves needed doors to hide the kid’s toys and he also wanted a window seat and a nice enclosure for the laundry chute.

I got involved before the sheetrock was hung. Built 3/4” mdf boxes and framed them into the studs. After the rock and texture, I went back and mounted face frames and doors. The doors are pocket screwed poplar with raised mdf panelling.

The window seat is another mdf box to which I attached a raised panel front and piano-hinged top.

The bookshelves are faced with knotty-alder.

When Mike saw the completed bookshelves, he wished he had asked for the whole project in knotty alder.

-- Jim, Boise ID - Attitude is everything

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#1 posted 2420 days ago

nice work jim

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#2 posted 2420 days ago

Very nice Jim. I bet his wife is happy!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 2420 days ago

Well that came out nice.

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#4 posted 2419 days ago

Great use of the kneewall!

-- John - Central PA -

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#5 posted 2419 days ago

Nice, Nice, Nice!

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#6 posted 2419 days ago

Jim your work is impressive. I really like it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 2419 days ago

oh I like these!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 2419 days ago

Great start on the cash flow, keep it up. Very nice work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#9 posted 2376 days ago

looks good.

-- making sawdust....

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