Kitchen island cabinet

Carol asked for a quote for a custom island. Here is the drawing we came up with together:

Construction was plywood with MDF drawer fronts. Drawer hardware was Grass Dynapro soft close. I glued carpet on the bottom so the island could be moved easily. Cabinet paint was sprayed to give a smooth finish.

Countertop was installed by Clearbrook Countertops the next day.

Custom closet cabinet

Angela requested a built-in wardrobe cabinet for her closet:

She wanted it centered so that a couple of barn doors can be added in the future. So there is a 3 foot wide cabinet with a 3 foot wide space on either side. She also wanted shelves inside right up to the ceiling. And of course some rails for hangers.

It took me a couple of days to build it and paint it, and half a day to install everything. To save time and material on the upper cabinet, I built the upper part “on site” using the side panels and interior shelves to hold everything together. But the bottom section was a pre-made plywood drawer box.

Another walk-in closet

I designed another walk in closet, this time for Joan and Tom. (They had wire shelves before, and took them out for me before I started)

I built and painted the cabinets and shelves in my shop in about 2 days, and spent a few hours installing.

Shelves are painted plywood with stainless steel rail.

I also tacked together a shoe rack which stays in the right corner.

Shrinking Glass Cabinet Doors

Debbie had a nice glass cabinet in her suite and wanted another one. She already had the shelves and the doors; the problem was that the doors were too big for the space where the new cabinet would go.

existing cabinet

So I took the doors to my workshop and carefully cut them shorter. I cut the frame on the tablesaw, being careful not to nick the glass; then I scored the glass with a small cutting wheel and snapped it off.

Then I glued the top part of the frame back on. There is a small line where the joint shows, but it’s not too bad with a bit of touch up paint.

Then I build the rest of the cabinet and installed it.