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    storage needed in unused space

    Just happens one of my clients wanted to make use of what seemed like dead wall space in an area where storage would be a real asset. The area below this glass display area is the chosen target for DESTRUCTION!!!!!!!
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    First, got to see if the space is free of pipes, probably the biggest deterrent to cost effective storage. This area backs up to the garage and there are lower cabinets in the garage against that wall. With no back! YES!! Tap for studs within the garage cabinet cavity behind the area targeted for DESTRUCTION, cut 8" x 8" hole with jab saw, exercising caution not to inadvertently cut into a tightly stretched electric wire and doing my best to save in perfect condition, my presently being cut sheetrock patch. . It was clean in there and other than the usual wire and ill placed studs it was good to go.
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    I cut a hole from stud to stud on the front side within the confines of the area I was sure would be taken up by the new doored storage cabinet. I sometimes put off doing jobs like this because it seems more of a favor than something I would choose to do. As time goes by several options occur. AVOID IT and any phone calls from said person , Wait for them to call ( hoping they won't ) and be embarrassed enough to set a time and go git r done , or... be blessed with an inspiration that pleases them and allows me the joy of turning a once considered mundane chore into a piece worth trying to have fun with. I always hope for the third option rather than telling the person " There is no way on God's green earth in a pasture covered with golden eggs could I ever find the energy or the desire to do this job for you even for the eggs and the pasture!
    But fortunately, with these nice laid back folks an inspiration came, no hole with doors and trim, no, not for my people... (I love these little laughers) So I presented them with these, which I won't mind doing.
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    "Pick one of these, or, we can get really jiggy"! I await their input..
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    shaz, i like the bottom right with the plinth blocks from the top left.....tod
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    I agree with Tod.

    SO will this new cabinet cut into the space of the old one? Replace the existing one?
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    I actually like all three, but I have to admit, the bottom right one is the most pleasing to the eye.

    I'm sure whatever you do will look great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    shaz, i like the bottom right with the plinth blocks from the top left.....tod
    Hi Tod, Thanks for your input and for the mix and match feed back as that is where I take the client. I believe that would be nice with the long thinner plinth blocks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Richards View Post
    I agree with Tod.

    SO will this new cabinet cut into the space of the old one? Replace the existing one?
    Hi Dave, actually the drawings you see offer options to fill the sheet rock space directly below the glass display, after I have removed the existing bottom apron or sill or casing
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    I actually like all three, but I have to admit, the bottom right one is the most pleasing to the eye.

    I'm sure whatever you do will look great! Hi Stu, Thanks for the encouragement, it is nice to have your opinion, of course right now it is up the the "HOMEOWNER"

    Cheers!
    One last note, one I think important, if you have a woodworking job you don't want to do be cause it is no fun, picture it with flutes, handmade molding, or an arch, it may change your attitude about doing it, not always but sometimes.
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    Hi Shaz,

    I agree with the others on the bottom left sketch. Are the doors arched? Cant wait for the WIP pics!

    I agree with you that arches, columns, flutes and such add interest to the project. I am framing an exterior entry door with fluted columns and a lintel(?) board instead of an arch because of space. I was trying to figure out how to make the 5 1/2" rosettes, since all of the rosette cutters come in 4" size and smaller. Then I remembered, Oh Yea! I just bought a lathe! It's nice to figure out how to do something and even better when the clients are happy and excited about the work!

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    We're having a violent agreement here! I like the one everyone else likes as well!

    Are you going to build a box/cabinet with the face frame wide enought to cover the drywall cut and slide it in place or just build a face frame/doors and adhere it to the drywall after building out the cabinet area inside the studs?

    Jay

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    [quote=Ed Nelson;22080]Hi Shaz,

    I agree with the others on the bottom left sketch. Are the doors arched? Cant wait for the WIP pics! Hi Ed,
    Thanks for your IMO. Had to throw that in as most of the Capital letter things like BORG and Damhkint or what ever I can't usually figure out. I got the LOML but what is the can't even remember. Need a Thread of acronynms for me at least, Oh Oh Got it! WIP is work in progress! YES...
    No the doors are not arched but could have been. or if that is what LOLA WANTS then that is what LOLA GETS, they may be arched before it's done.

    I agree with you that arches, columns, flutes and such add interest to the project. I am framing an exterior entry door with fluted columns and a lintel(?) board instead of an arch because of space. I was trying to figure out how to make the 5 1/2" rosettes, since all of the rosette cutters come in 4" size and smaller. Then I remembered,(Called a revelation ) Oh Yea! I just bought a lathe! It's nice to figure out how to do something and even better when the clients are happy and excited about the work! Congratulations , that is a good thing Ed, if you can, show us your Rosettes, i'd like to see your solution.. .[/quote]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Knoll View Post
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    We're having a violent agreement here! I like the one everyone else likes as well! Well I guess that settles it , I will call the client and tell them to butt out of our project!!!!!!!

    Are you going to build a box/cabinet with the face frame wide enought to cover the drywall cut and slide it in place or just build a face frame/doors and adhere it to the drywall after building out the cabinet area inside the studs? A good question Jay. Upon first look my intent was to build it out in the hole and cover with flush doors set in a frame. That would have led to a butt whoopin cause of the close quarters and stud irregularity. I intend to build the box as you said, case it out and hang the doors before I cut the hole, then make provisions to secure it when installed, slide it in, like a pre-hung door, secure it and trim it out.
    Gonna be a fun one. Hi Jay
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    With some slight modifications these could be fun little stand alone cabinets, or full height armoires.
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    The clients have decided, evidently no surprise, " the bottom drawing" as can be seen in post # 2. Now comes figuring out how to build it.
    It will be painted when finished to fit the surroundings. I need to ask about the bullseye rossette as nowhere else is there anything like it.
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