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Project by ND2ELK posted 2167 days ago 2165 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This lighted What-Not Shelf, China Hutch and Wardrobe were installed in the dead space above the stair case. What is nice about cabinets like these, is the cabinets only stick out into the room a 1 1/2” or less. Thus not taking any floor space from the room they are in.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa





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trifern

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#1 posted 2167 days ago

Very cool solution for some normally wasted space. Nice job. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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GaryK

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#2 posted 2167 days ago

Very nice! I hate wasted space!

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

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Richard Williams

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#3 posted 2167 days ago

Now that is nice. Great thinking and planning. I once toured a multi-million dollar showcase home and they had a really big screen TV built into that space but the staircase it was built under was quite a show piece itself. Oh well. haha. Good thinking pal.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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TroutGuy

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#4 posted 2167 days ago

Very nicely ‘reclaimed’ space. I like it!!!

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 2167 days ago

These a simply gorgeous cabinets. Great use of space as well.

What wood did you use?

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

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 2167 days ago

Great ideas!

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

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againstthegrain

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#7 posted 2167 days ago

Well done buddy! Love built ins like that.

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 2167 days ago

Scott :

1. The What-Not Shelf is made of 1/2” solid red oak. It is finished with medium oak stain, 2 coats of satin poly and wax applied with #000 steel wool.

2. The China Hutch is made of birch plwood and soild face frame and drawer covers. It is finished with cherry stain, 2 coats of satin poly and wax applied with #000 steel wool.

3. The wardrobe is made of red mahogany plywood and solid face frame and banding on the drawer covers and doors. It was finished with 2 coats of satin poly and wax applied with #000 steel wool.

All the drawers were 1/2” baltic birch finished with 2 coats of satin poly and wax applied with#000 steel wool.

Thanks for asking!

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Callum Kendall

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#9 posted 2167 days ago

Great idea!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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FJPetruso

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#10 posted 2166 days ago

Beautiful job! I especially like the China Hutch. It’s neat to see someone add those quality touches to a contemporary home. The space between the studs of old homes here in the St.Louis area are frequently found to have these nice touches. My daughter’s last apartment & the home she lives in now have cabinet doors beneath the kitchen windows. These cabinets placed between the studs of exterior walls were used for refridgeration of perishables in the old days. I think they have an “R” value of -5. Can you imagine someone doing that with the cost of heating & cooling a home these days?!

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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dlcarver

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#11 posted 2166 days ago

Nice job !!!

Dave

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mrtrim

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#12 posted 2166 days ago

great stuff tom , i do a lot of the same thing as the what not shelf in knee walls or half walls that you often see in a foryer as well . great looking projects !

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Roz

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#13 posted 2165 days ago

Now that’s using your head! great ideas and execution as always.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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SteveKorz

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#14 posted 2165 days ago

Pretty cool Tom!!!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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