In a stroke of genius about 15 years ago we decided to remove the closet in our smallest bedroom and turn it into a den. Now, as we ready the house for sale, the wisdom of that choice becomes evident, hence the replacement.
I could just bang up a 2x4 wall, slap up some Sheetrock and a sliding door, but that would not be in keeping with the rest of the house, nearly every room has some form of custom built in.
Here is the space that was once occupied by the closet.
And the plan for the replacement
I decided to build it from pre finished maple ply. This saves a lot of time on the interior finishing. The face frame, drawers and door frames will be painted maple with mdf panels and there will be a frame and panel end, painted as well. Around here the pre finished ply is only about $15 more than the better quality ply available from Lowe's. The pre finished are also larger by 1/2" on each dimension.
First job is to move everything around in the shop to accommodate the cutting of the large panels. That means calling the router table into service as an out feed support as well as the workbench. Note the aux fence clamped the the bench. This helps keep the cut straight until I can get more bearing on the ts fence.
Running over to woodcraft today to pick up some plywood screws so I can assemble the box later this week.