Office Built-ins

 
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Nicholas ClarkPublished on 4/5/2017

I work from home and needed some more storage in my office and couldn't find anything big enough. I made it with MDF sides and even used it for the counter tops as well. Then I painted over it with a nice white enamel paint to give it a protective coat.

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What you will need

4 sheets of 4x8 bead board

6 sheets MDF

4 - 8' 2x6 lumber (for building sub frame)

5 oak 16"x22" cabinet doors

4 pairs of 1/2" overlay soft close hinges

1 set 1" overlay soft close hinge

Crown, baseboard, trim of choice

How to do this project

1

Build the bases. If I were to build it again I would never have used MDF on the face frame. Had to use some #10 3-prong tee nuts and glue to get the doors to hold securely.
Build the bases. If I were to build it again I would never have used MDF on the face frame. Had to use some #10 3-prong tee nuts and glue to get the doors to hold securely.
Build the bases. If I were to build it again I would never have used MDF on the face frame. Had to use some #10 3-prong tee nuts and glue to get the doors to hold securely.

Build the bases. If I were to build it again I would never have used MDF on the face frame. Had to use some #10 3-prong tee nuts and glue to get the doors to hold securely.

2

Place in office and make rough cuts for tops

3

Cut counter tops and shelves to final sizes. Final trim cuts (my walls weren't perfectly straight so the measurements  had to be adjusted)
Cut counter tops and shelves to final sizes. Final trim cuts (my walls weren't perfectly straight so the measurements  had to be adjusted)
Cut counter tops and shelves to final sizes. Final trim cuts (my walls weren't perfectly straight so the measurements  had to be adjusted)

Cut counter tops and shelves to final sizes. Final trim cuts (my walls weren't perfectly straight so the measurements had to be adjusted)

4

After everything is cut/trimmed to final dimensions attach the bead board backing and paint.  I painted out in my garage with plastic hung from my over head selves. It was a lot of painting.
After everything is cut/trimmed to final dimensions attach the bead board backing and paint.  I painted out in my garage with plastic hung from my over head selves. It was a lot of painting.
After everything is cut/trimmed to final dimensions attach the bead board backing and paint.  I painted out in my garage with plastic hung from my over head selves. It was a lot of painting.

After everything is cut/trimmed to final dimensions attach the bead board backing and paint. I painted out in my garage with plastic hung from my over head selves. It was a lot of painting.

5

Final assembly
Final assembly

Final assembly

6

Added crown molding, baseboards, and other trim. Also, went ahead and added crown to the entire room while I was at it.
Added crown molding, baseboards, and other trim. Also, went ahead and added crown to the entire room while I was at it.
Added crown molding, baseboards, and other trim. Also, went ahead and added crown to the entire room while I was at it.

Added crown molding, baseboards, and other trim. Also, went ahead and added crown to the entire room while I was at it.

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Joseph Edward Daniels avatar
Looks terrific!
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Rafael Sanches avatar
Rafael Sanches4/7/2017 ☰
Amazing job! Thanks for sharing.
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Stan Glover avatar
Stan Glover5/4/2017 ☰
Did you use HVLP spray to paint?
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