A friend of mine is a general contractor and is doing some remodeling on a home in Boise. After having seen some of my work he asked me if I would be interested in building a cabinet for one of his customers. Does a bear.... well, you know.
This big box will fit into a cut out in the central hall of their home, replacing one that was probably installed about 50 years ago.
Here's the hole.
They wanted drawer storage for bed linens and shelf storage for towels, etc. Here's the plan:
I'm building the carcas out of pre-finished birch ply, 3/4 inch all around, even the back. No fancy joinery, pocket holes everywhere. Face frame is poplar as this will be painted. The panels in the doors and drawers will be MDF. Drawer boxes will be heard maple with plywood bottoms. Ball bearing full extension slides. I purchased the Kreg Klamp Table using up some gift cards I had been saving up. Wow, it really works well assembling face frames. Very pleased.
Here's the work so far.
This thing weighs a ton - Happy to be making it in three peices - upper, lower, and face frame. I'll be delivering it to the contractors shop for priming and painting. Don't knw yet if I'll be needed for installation. Since the contractor knows what it takes to do something like this he did not even flinch when I gave him my estimate. Nice to have a job that pays well!