Gorgeous DIY Office Built Ins Reveal

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After what feels like years, my office built ins are finally finished. And it was worth all the hard work and effort, because I am in love with how they turned out. I’m dying to share it with you.
It doesn’t look like the same room at all! 
GETTING STARTED ON THE OFFICE BUILT INS
The first step was to build these two little platforms. I usually do platforms for my cabinet boxes to sit on because I haven’t even needed a kick plate cutout. I’m sure I will at some point.
For the upper cabinets, I did them out of melamine as well. They were much larger because in my initial plan, they were going to be the base cabinets. 
After the side cabinet were up, I cut some 1/4″ plywood for the backs of them, so they would look nicer. I usually don’t bother with backs on my cabinets, but I’d never done uppers before. Then I built the bookcases. 
This was tricky, but I got these to fit perfectly between the cabinet and the ceiling. I screwed them in and then nailed the MDF to the front. This was not my favorite part.
I built simple boxes with a 1/4″ plywood bottom nailed on. I installed them on the slides and then closed them. I nailed the fronts on in place and then screwed them in from inside the box.
After a few days of drying, I installed the doors on Euro Hinges purchased from Home Depot and then installed the gold pulls which I love. It took me forever to decide on them, but I love what I chose. They look so good with the black cabinets!
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  • Robin Robin on Nov 22, 2020

    what tools to cut the wood with? Circular saw or can you get away with a jig saw?

  • Seamus Seamus on Jan 02, 2021

    Love the design and look of this home office.

    Quick question, if you have the information to hand.... Do you know what the dimensions (measurements) of this design would be, would like to be able to build my home office using your design as a template.


    Many thanks and a happy new year.


  • Gary Walters Gary Walters on Jan 22, 2021

    What did you use for the top of the base cabinets and is it one long piece?

    Thanks.


    Gary

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