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Project 16

2018-10-31T08:56:16+00:00By |Categories: Remodels|

 

 

In this closet remodel the client had a very large mirror they wanted the new closet to blend with. They also did not want to see the rows of clothing when they walked in the closet. Additionally there is a sitting area outside of the doorway which is used frequently and they wanted to have something nice to look at instead of the old painted builder grade shelving. The clothing stanchions are 22″ deep except for the shoe shelves. All the shelves are adjustable shich turned out to be beneficial since his shirts are about as long as her dresses. Something they did not realize with the old closet.

Desert Shield

2018-10-23T13:57:33+00:00By |Categories: Custom Furniture|

One can use almost any material to make furniture. In these pictures old MRE boxes were used to make a set of drawers. They were infinitley more comfortable to live out of than a sea (duffel) bag.  The MRE cabinet was made with duct tape, string for handles and a swiss army knife to cut the cardboard to size. Some time later wood was scrounged form a shipping crate and a more upscale chest of drawers was made.

A short while after I made the chest of drawers from the MRE boxes identical chest of drawer began to show up. These made a huge difference in the living conditions of many Marines. Upon leaving Saudia Arabia after Operation Desert Storm the upscale wooden chest was given away to another Marine.

Project 15

2019-01-15T16:09:58+00:00By |Categories: Built-ins & Niches|

This project is a built in desk with a bank of cabinet drawers on each end. It was designed to have no obstacles for free chair movement. The client’s children are going to be using this for homework and other activities. It’s on the second floor between the game room and media room, however Dad’s office is off of this area where he can keep an eye on activities.
Since children are going to be using this desk there was a safety concern regarding the free floating aspect of the desk and it being used to sit on, stand on and whatever else a child as they grow into their teenage years can think of. To address this steel brackets where used to provide approximately 2000 lbs of load capacity for each side of the free floating desk area.
The cabinet drawers are made of 3/4″ plywood and poplar. The drawers are 1/2″ plywood sides with fully rabbeted in bottoms and full extension 100 lb ball bearing drawer slides. The desk top is a plastic laminate which is economical and provides very good durabilty