Saturday 15 March 2014

Fitted Cupboards

Over the last two days I have been building two fitted cupboards either side of a fireplace for a customer.
The brief was that they were to look traditional, meet her budget and be build in a relatively short time so that her office wasn't out of action for too long.
We settled on building the carcases out of 18mm MDF to keep costs down and have the book shelves in 25mm ply for strength.
 The walls either side of the fireplace were massively out of level and square so it took a bit of time to level it all up. I then started to build the units i n place before adding the sides and the shelves above
First unit nearly built

All the beading to hide the edges of the MDF and ply

Simple MDF doors that will look really effective when painted up

Lots of space in each unit

The book shelves are 300mm deep to accept to rows of small books

The finished units - difficult to get far enough back to take a good picture I'm afraid!
It took me two very long days to fit these two cupboards but I'm really pleased with how they turned out in the end. I've asked the customer to send me a picture when they are painted and full of books so watch this space!


  1. Those sorts of jobs are always fun. It's been a while since I have had one like that come my way.


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