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Project by Paul M posted 03-19-2008 11:08 PM 1054 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When a friends son went off to college, the ugly glass computor desk went along with him. I was asked to design a built in cabinet to hide the CPU, printer, monitor, etc.

Now the fun part, this had to fit into a small dining room with a bit of Arts and Crafts design elements. and the usual window and doors cutting into available space. When closed up, it needed to look like it belonged in the room.

The best space was a corner flanked on one side by a window, and a doorway on the other. So as to intrude the least, I used 45 degree corners on both ends and brought the unit up tight to the window and the doorway. Hieght was chosen to be in line with traditonal A/C hieghts. The doors for the unit where made using shutter hinges so that when open they would fold up and take up less space. For a little fun, I used a old top from a oak dresser, cut down, as the keyboard tray.

Everyone has been pleased with the results, and a lot of usefull space has been added without intruding too much into the sopace

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather





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DaveH

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#1 posted 03-20-2008 01:25 AM

Great solution! How were the cabinets finished?

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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Paul M

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#2 posted 03-20-2008 01:45 AM

Finish is white primer sanded, then sealcoat sanded, final coat is white gloss rubbed down some hide excessive gloss and fit into existing trim.

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 03-20-2008 01:53 AM

Hi Paul,

This is a nice job. It looks like you blended it in well. What material did you use for the built-in?

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Paul M

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#4 posted 03-20-2008 02:59 AM

Scott,
Nothing fancy, sheet goods are 3/4- birch, door panels bead board, and door frames and molding made from good old poplar

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 03-20-2008 06:35 AM

That is a great solution. Nice job.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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rikkor

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#6 posted 03-20-2008 11:29 AM

You’re right, it works well in the space. Good job.

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