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Begins Closet - Pics Pgs. 1-4


Here are the latest pics of my Begins Closet. The dimensions are 78"x40"x24". I mitigated the desire to take my own life by using bore hole drill bits to route out the drawer panels.

The wood is all 3/4" and is pretty darn heavy all put together. I have a table saw which helps tremendously where cutting straight edges on lumber that comes in sheets of 8'x4'.

I should have the hardware mounted this weekend and will post more pics when I'm done. Overall it takes longer to plan/buy/cut than it does to assemble so my advice would be to spend most of the time making sure you have all your dimensions written out and that they make sense. The wheels will be covered by a front board for cosmetic reasons. This rascal is going to be heavy and I'd dread moving it without them.

More coming soon. I must add that I am not a very good woodworker and I really went to school on gregday and really appreciate all his candor and advice on this topic.


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Re: Begins Closet Progress


Cool ! :up Were did you get the drawer pulls?
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Are the "drawers" mounted permanently yet? They all look a little misaligned and I would hate for you to spend that money and end up with something crooked. Not trying to be offensive, just observant and want to make sure.
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Ha! no offense taken mate. No, they are just placed in there right now. I'll measure out the distances and align them tomorrow.

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I will be watching this with great interest. Good work!

Are you going to make copies of the drawer pulls or use all real pulls?

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Cool deal Rudi. This is a project I think would be really fun to do. I think I'd rather have an '89 vault though (since it's so better and all) :lol :p


Can't wait to see what you do with it.


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All the pulls are there. Had to buy 38 of them. Sticker shock. More progress pics coming soon.

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Since it's not gonna' be functional, I would recommend having someone (if not do it yourself), make a mold of one of the marine pulls and pour a bunch of resin ones, to use instead. You can paint them to look exactly like brass and then return all the ones you already got and save yourself a fu*king fortune!

Other than the suit that goes in these closets, the most expensive thing about it, are the pulls.

You also need to make sure the sidewalls and rear wall of the cabinet, are a similar material to the drawer faces. CDX plywood (which is what you have) will NEVER stain the same as solid pine. You should "skin" the inside walls with 1/4" knotty pine plywood, by using the money you saved by making your own pulls. emoticon

And if you have the determination, you should mortise the face of the pulls into the wood, so that they're flush with the drawer face, rather than sitting on it. The screen used closet has mortised pulls. The easiest way to do this, is with a mortising bit mounted into a laminate trimmer or router and then clean up the corners with a chisel. It'll give a much cleaner look and it'll be more accurate...

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Plus, if you did get a laminate trimmer, you could also put a 1/4" roundover bit into it, to ease the edges of all the drawer faces. It'll be a lot faster and easier than sanding them by hand. Plus it'll look more professional. You can get a cheap one from Sears with the Craftsman name. They're about $30 there and WELL worth it if you're not gonna' be using it very much. It's a good homeowner's version, over the far more professional and expensive ones, such as Bosch or Porter Cable.









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I've gotten all the boards in place and the bottom is on. Tomorrow I'll put in the interior frame and measure for the doors. More pics soon. The drawer face boards are about as straight as they can be as I used a spacer template to keep them as even as possible. They are off a bit because of natural oddities in the wood etc...

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It looks more even now.

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