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Mudroom Cabinets by Built4ever Mudroom Cabinets by Built4ever
I'm almost done with my mudroom renovation. This installation includes the work sink, a tile backsplash (removable panel, a shelf above, and the cabinets. The lower right cabinet will function as a dog food dispensary. Dog water tank will go under the sink. Upper cabinets are overflow pantry items from the kitchen. The shelf above the sink will have jars with dog treats. I finished three of the door installations today, including mounting all hardware and getting door operation "tweaked" to perfection.

The cabinets are completely unique because they are really just frames composed of stiles and rails wherever they contact the side or rear walls. This allows me to create a removable panel system. Each interior panel, side, rear, and ceiling, inside the cabinets, can be removed for access. This complicates things quite a bit but leaves me plenty of access to the inside of the wall to modify or repair things at a later date.

I've got hundreds of hours in this mudroom renovation, and I'm well past the 90 per cent complete mark. Hopefully, it'll be in operation soon.
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Samuelnathan12 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The cabinets really looks awesome and classy, but the amount of time and money required to make it can you please tell.  As I was also thinking to make it.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Many many hours per cabinet, plus installation and trim time. A hundred hours for cabinets alone, plus sink counter and other stuff? You need a router and router table, miter saw mounted on a bench, table saw, chisels, and plenty more to make this. This is NOT for a beginner woodworker. Cost of lumber is not very high here. I use Southern yellow pine. There may be only a few hundred dollars worth of lumber, not expensive. You could substitute oak for example, more expensive but very good choice. Are you an experienced wood worker yet?
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The-Lucky-Woodworker Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Looks Great!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Thanks!
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The-Lucky-Woodworker Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome
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vonzott Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Love the curved trim !
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Hey, glad somebody noticed. I consider it a detail that could have been executed a little better. I think it should be a bit thicker, or more prominent in some way. I played around with several sketches for the cabinet layout, including arch-top doors, which are more challenging to make, but I opted for simple doors in the end, with a big arch over all of 'em.
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vonzott Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I think you've achieved a nice balance between "Disney 7-Dwarfs architecture" and stuff an actual human could afford.  Granted, you've probably got a somewhat limited market for your work, the expensive part is always gonna be in the details.  You've done a great job of "suggesting" what you really want deep in your heart.  

Love the work!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Thanks Vonzott! It takes huge time to crank these out, especially with removal panel systems everywhere. At one point, you just build things they way YOU want them to look and function, and to hell with the world, time involved, etc. Yes, you put heart and soul into such works...
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MTCarpenter Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Looks great! Very nice work.
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