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    That space behind the door....

    She said can't you do something with it?? This blank wall behind the bathroom door gave us room for some needed shelving in a normally hidden space.
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    I don't do much flat work, so this was a test. I just opened up the space between existing studs ....too much trouble to do anything else, framed up a 3/4" mdf box with sides drilled for 1/4" shelf pegs, 1/4" mdf back, one fixed shelf (shelves are 11" x 5-1/4") and the others adjustable.
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    Added some door casing and quarter round to let it sit proud of the wall.
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    The missus is really happy with it. Best of all, the project added a Hitachi 18 gauge brad nailer to the stable. Thanks for looking.

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    Looks great Ted A great idea for some previously unused space
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    Great use of wasted space and it looks like a pro did it.

    I'm going to look for a new tool behind my bathroom door too
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    Nicely done!
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    Looks nice Ted.
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    nice job, and bonus, new tool!
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    congrats on your first built in!

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    That is great. It is going into my bathroom. This is a lot simpler than what I was going to do and will server the same purpose as what I was going to do.
    Thanks!

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    Decidedly Clever Ted.

    Certainly gives me some room for thought...

    And quite nicely done...
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    Awesome job, Ted. Not only is it a great idea, but you pulled it off nicely.
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