My first (half) project- built-in cabinets!

Submitted by LE1066 on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 21:11

Using the base cabinets 101 post and other members' ideas and tips, I built these nine cabinets. It's my first project, and I'm very pleased. I live in a 1960's split level with nearly zero storage space... Until now. Next step is to top them with bookshelves, and add some decorative molding. Will start cutting wood once the temperature allows me to set up my sawhorses in my driveway again. Can't wait. Might make something really quick for my husband between now and Christmas. Thanks Ana and everyone else- I'm inspired.

Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
Flat white paint inside, then sherwin Williams proClassic enamel for doors and outer surfaces. Sanding between coats seems to be important.
Recommended Skill Level



Wed, 12/11/2013 - 05:59

You may just be my inspiration for building something very similar for my kids' playroom. Very, very good-looking storage you built there! Well done - especially for a first build :)


Thu, 12/12/2013 - 07:16

Wow! They look So Good! I'm so impressed that this was your first build. Is the top just plywwod also? It looks so smooth and glossy i can't tell. How much did it end up costing?