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Project by Bearpaw posted 1212 days ago 5689 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been finishing a basement that is 2500 square feet. It has an office, bath, bedroom (15’ x 18’), a kitchen with a breakfast area, 3 walk-in closets, hall and a media room. The bay window is off of the media room. The media room is 14’ x 29’ and the bay area is 15’ wide x 7’-6” deep.

The first thing I had to do was attach a nailer strip below the windows. It was very important that this was level because the floor was out of level 3/4” in the 15’ width of the area. I then made templates so I could get the correct size of the storage boxes. I attached heavy duty floor levelers, from Rockler, to the base frame and then the box was attached to the nailer strip.

The next thing was cutting, attaching the tops, cutting the lids. The lids are attached with continuous strip hinges from Rockler. The hinges are L shaped to give more support for the lid.

The boxes and tops are made from 3/4” paint grade birch with all exposed edges covered with iron on birch tape and the face trim is popular. It has 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of interior gloss trim paint. There will be a 2 1/2” thick, custom made, cushions ready in about 3 weeks.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin





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Hoosierdaddy

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#1 posted 1211 days ago

Nice work Bearpaw and smart plan of attack too!

I can imagine the normal person would have taken all the normal measurements, fabricated the boxes then on installation day discovered how much shimming would have been necessary with the very real possibility of the cabinets becoming expensive kindling. (at least in my world it probably would have turned out that way!)

-- I don't know what this is going to be like, but there's only one way to find out..........

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Todd Thomas

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#2 posted 1211 days ago

looks good….well done..I really like this type of project….really adds allot to the room. It’s nice to see someone who care enough to do it right…Thanks for sharing your work.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 1211 days ago

I’m drooling.
Oh how I’d love this space in my home.

It looks so beautiful, so inviting. You did a fantastic job

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 1211 days ago

That’s a beautiful room. Great job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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BTKS

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#5 posted 1211 days ago

You’ve made what would have been a small greenhouse into an awesome usable space, not to mention well done and attractive finished product.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Dan Hux

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#6 posted 1211 days ago

Very nice work,,looks great

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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SonnyGarcia

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#7 posted 1211 days ago

Nice work. I like the progress pictures and how you did the layout with the box frames. THe finished product looks great.

-- "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed", John 8:36

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 1211 days ago

That’s a great looking addition to the room.

Nicely done.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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