Gorgeous DIY Office Built Ins Reveal

Honeybear Lane
by Honeybear Lane
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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! 

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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  • 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?



  • Son12935979 Son12935979 on Feb 06, 2022

    What happened with the sides of the cabinet? Pictures only show the center on the cabinet...

  • Sheryl Monaspa Sheryl Monaspa on Jun 30, 2023

    I think this home office looks just brilliant. I wanna try to create something similar in 3d, probably in planner 5d. Do you mind if I do that? Also, what is this style called?

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