• Share:

Comments from DIY Community Members

Share what's on your mind and see what other DIYers are thinking about.

1 - 4 of 4 comments
Show per page: 20   All

April 11, 1:24 PM [GMT -5]

love the plan,just what i had in mind.But how do you deal with hydronic heat registers?

February 21, 2:48 PM [GMT -5]

I would love to make this project - it is exactly what I need except for the fact that the shelves above the cabinets have to fit into a triangular space. Does anyone know of any plans that would point me in the right direction?

February 20, 5:23 PM [GMT -5]

I'm considering ready-to-assemble cabinets, sometimes called RTA cabinets. These are economically available in a variety of woods, finishes (or unfinished), and unlike big box DIY stores, RTA cabinets are usually made of solid wood components, not particle board. The downside: you have to wait on them to be delivered; and you have to assemble them yourself.

February 20, 8:07 PM [GMT -5]

This was one of the most beautifully illustrated designs available on the web.

I've used the basics of this project to design my own version but I've encountered the following challanges while trying to get materials:

I plan on staining the project. While the cabinet idea is great and time saving, all of the cabinets I've found at larger retailers are finished inside, so I would either have to sand down the inner surfaces or paint them.

Secondly, if you plan on staining, bear in mindy that different woods stain differently and have different grain patterns. All the plywood I found was either birch, oak, fir, but not pine. I found that the cheapest precut boards (for the shelves and side caps) are pine. Most wood moldings are pine, oak, cedar or pre-primed. The only common wood here that I could find available (in Home Depot and Lowe's) in all of the components was oak, and believe me it was quite expensive when I added it all up.

+ Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Stylish Shelves

Please add your comment

Log in to My Account

Log in to enjoy membership benefits from The Family Handyman.

  • Forgot your password?
Don’t have an account yet?

Sign up today for FREE and become part of The Family Handyman community of DIYers.

Member benefits:

  • Get a FREE Traditional Bookcase Project Plan
  • Sign up for FREE DIY newsletters
  • Save projects to your project binder
  • Ask and answer questions in our DIY Forums
  • Share comments on DIY Projects and more!
Join Us Today

Report Abuse

Reasons for reporting post

Free OnSite Newsletter

Get timely DIY projects for your home and yard, plus a dream project for your wish list!

Follow Us