Bedroom built-ins

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Project by Ocarp posted 307 days ago 2242 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To fancy-up our spare bedroom, I made these built-ins. Bench seating with drawers and the 2 shelf units with cabinets. Made of alder and painted.

-- Geoff

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#1 posted 307 days ago

Very nice.
(Just an observation) Depending on what you place on the shelves, it looks like there may be room for a 4th shelf if you decrease the spaces between them.
The 3 big drawes in the middle are great. Should be ample room to store lots of items out of site.
Nice and clean looking construction….......Well done!

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 307 days ago

Thanks Mike. The reason for the larger lower shelf (as opposed to having all equal shelf spacing) is to fit certain items that are going to live on that space.

-- Geoff

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#3 posted 307 days ago

Look great. I have a spare room like yours that I need to build storage like that. Nice and clean. Looks like I might copy your layout for my room.

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho

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#4 posted 307 days ago

Looks great! Looks like the perfect window for a bench seat.

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#5 posted 307 days ago

how long did this take you to complete?

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#6 posted 307 days ago

Looks great, have a similar project in mind for myself. Is the bench a different material than the side cabinet tops?

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#7 posted 307 days ago

Very nice work Geoff.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 307 days ago

Looks great, just curios on your wood choice of alder since you painted it. I’m assuming it’s cheap in your area, around here it costs a premium for it so was curious why you went that way

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#9 posted 306 days ago

Thank you all for the comments and for looking! This probably took me a couple of weeks all told. I had to bring the cabinets in through the window! And the hardest part had to be putting them in place; I gave myself about 3/4” play, but it was tough standing the cabinets up (they were built as one piece – so 2 cabinets and the bench for 3 large pieces). Carcasses are sanded AC ply and alder is the trim, shelves, doors, etc. – the alder was on sale when I bought it (super cheap) but did have knots to deal with – hence the decision to build the way I did as well as paint.

-- Geoff

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#10 posted 306 days ago

Really nice work. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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