We have a funny alcove in our kitchen that is narrow but very high. I didn't want the space to go to waste, but because of the odd shape I couldn't find anything that would work. I modified the Single Locker Cabinet plans to design a tall cabinet and reclaimed a door from an old wardrobe we found on the street.
I tried cutting the wood myself with a circular saw, but the cuts weren't straight enough. So I took the wood to a lumber yard and had it professionally cut. I had to get a little help from a handyman to get the cupboard square, attach the door and get it anchored to the wall. (It's so tall it could easily topple without being secured!)
We primed the plywood with two coats and then used and Eco-Friendly eggshell in white to finish it. To keep the door securely closed we used a long double sided magnet strip. Now that funny alcove is being put to use.
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Plywood (18 mm/.75 inch)
Two coats primer with white eggshell for interior. Primed door and used Antique Cream cupboard paint.
Recommended Skill Level