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Project by Ocarp posted 10-23-2013 05:45 PM 2404 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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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 10-23-2013 06:17 PM

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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Ocarp

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#2 posted 10-23-2013 06:43 PM

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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tkroupa

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#3 posted 10-23-2013 07:38 PM

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 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kroupa-Kustum-Idaho-Wood-Krafts/1429234470652972

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DBuonomano

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#4 posted 10-23-2013 07:46 PM

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

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buck_cpa

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#5 posted 10-23-2013 09:25 PM

how long did this take you to complete?

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Wiscobuilder

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#6 posted 10-23-2013 11:34 PM

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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a1Jim

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#7 posted 10-24-2013 12:35 AM

Very nice work Geoff.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ksubenny

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#8 posted 10-24-2013 02:08 AM

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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Ocarp

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#9 posted 10-24-2013 05:03 PM

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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dnick

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#10 posted 10-25-2013 03:22 AM

Really nice work. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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