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DIY Office Built-Ins

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Office built-ins were created from DIY cabinets and book shelves. A pre-fab cabinet that was purchased at a garage sale was installed in the middle. The cabinet doors were purchased from www.cabinetnow.com, which I highly recommend!!
Cabinets were constructed from 3/4" plywood and installed into the studs on the wall. Inside each cabinet there are pre-drilled holes for adjustable shelves.
Cabinet doors were ordered from cabinetnow.com. They came unfinished and we painted them white prior to installing.
My husband created a jig to help with the installation of the door handles on the cabinets.
A counter top was installed and stained with three coats of dark walnut stain.
After the counter top was installed, vertical slats for the bookcase were pre-assembled and then installed as one unit. Once the vertical slats were secured into studs at the top of the ceiling and on each side, cleat supports were installed for the shelving.
To make the shelves more polished, 1x2" facing was installed all around the edges. We still need to put molding at the top of bookcase, but for now we are enjoying having all of our books and office supplies in one place.
Please click on the link for the blog posts for more detailed information.

To see more: http://mybellabug.blogspot.com/2015/06/up-close-personal-with-our-office-built.html

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  • Michelle James
    Michelle James Emmetsburg, IA
    on Jul 15, 2015

    This is beautiful! I love the countertop and all the cabinets...well...I love it all!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jul 16, 2015

    Well, color me IMPRESSED! Clapping.

  • Christine
    Christine Upper Marlboro, MD
    on Jul 17, 2015

    Very pretty. What a feature in your room!

    • Kristin Kennedy
      Kristin Kennedy Katy, TX
      on Jul 18, 2015

      @Christine thanks, we are definitely loving the multiple uses it has brought us!

  • Lynn
    Lynn Staunton, IL
    on Jul 21, 2015

    I'm so impressed! Love it! Beautiful work, great addition to your home.

  • Janel Bell
    Janel Bell Syracuse, UT
    on Jul 21, 2015

    So nice, adds a great touch to your room!

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