Progress on storage cupboards for our loos continues. I’ve trimmed the whole lot, and now it is prepared for all of the ending — wooden filling, sanding, putty, primer and portray. That is Half 2 of this undertaking, so in the event you missed this primary submit about DIY storage cupboards, you could find DIY particulars on primary constructing right here. If you happen to’re all , let me present you ways I went from this very primary and easy cupboard…
…on this trimmed cupboard which is now prepared for ending and portray.
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1. Add furnishings legs
I made a decision I needed the cupboards off the ground, so I bought these 4 furnishings legs from Residence Depot. These legs include threaded posts already inserted into the highest, and the best technique to connect them is to connect these heavy-duty prime plates to the underside of the furnishings, after which connect ornamental legs to the plates.
Nonetheless, I work alone in a really restricted work space, so there isn’t any approach I may connect the highest plate to the underside of the cupboard. So as a substitute, I eliminated the threaded posts from the legs utilizing some pliers and eliminated them from the legs, after which I lifted every finish of the cupboard simply sufficient to get the legs below them. I wasn’t too frightened concerning the good placement at first. I simply must put all 4 legs below the cupboard so it rests on the legs.
As soon as my 4 legs are below the cupboard, I can then transfer them into place. I will not lie. It wasn’t straightforward, and it took some endurance, however I used to be lastly capable of get all 4 of my ft in the correct place. Then I screwed it into place utilizing 2.5-inch screws, and screwed it by way of the underside of the cupboard and into the legs. I ended up utilizing two screws per leg.
2. Trim the underside of the cupboard
To trim the cupboard backside, I began by reducing a 1″ x 5″ fingerjoint board and pasting it alongside the underside fringe of the cupboard. I used my miter noticed to chop these items, and so they have a straight minimize alongside the again fringe of the cupboard, and a minimize alongside the entrance nook of the cupboard. I glued it with wooden glue and 1.5-inch 16-gauge nails in my nail gun.
Subsequent, I used cove molding (you possibly can see what it appears to be like like right here) alongside the highest fringe of the 1″ x 5″ board. I minimize this with my miter noticed as properly, making a straight minimize alongside the again fringe of the cupboard, and reducing on the entrance nook. I mounted this with a 5/8-inch 18-gauge nail in my nail gun.
To complete the underside edge, I minimize and put in this 1 3/16-inch cupboard trim simply alongside the underside fringe of the 1″ x 5″ board. I put in this utilizing a 5/8″ 18-gauge nail.
3. Set up the crown mould
To complete the highest of the cupboard, I put in this crown molding across the prime. When putting in crown molding, I all the time use my Kreg Crown Professional Crown Molding Software. I used to essentially hate putting in crown molding, and I might find yourself with an enormous pile of wasted crowns as a result of I could not discover the items. Since I received the Kreg Crown Professional, I discovered reducing the crown mould fairly straightforward. I will not go into element on this submit on easy methods to use Kreg Crown Professional to chop crown moldings, however if you would like extra element, you possibly can take a look at this submit the place I clarify the method.
4. Trim the ugly and uncooked edges
The ultimate step for trimming cupboards is so as to add these smaller cupboard trims to cowl any tough, ugly edges. I connected this with 5/8″ 16-gauge nails.
On the sting of the entrance aspect, it often covers all joints. Nonetheless, if as a result of I am duplicating the faceplate for this cupboard (which I did as a result of I am utilizing inside doorways are literally 1/5 inch thick for this cupboard and I would like the faceplate to be the identical thickness), which means my aspect trim alongside the entrance edge is not cowl all connections. If I used a traditional single thickness face body this would not be an issue. And if this cupboard goes to be in a spot the place the edges shall be clearly seen, I would discover one other trim resolution. However for the reason that sides of my wardrobe should not seen in any respect on this small room, I made a decision to not fear about it.
And at last, I glued one other piece of the identical trim alongside the sting of the entrance aspect. These will all mix in a lot better as soon as they’re all painted the identical shade.
And with that, all of the trim is completed, and now prepared for the ending course of, beginning with the wooden filling and sanding all of the nail holes.
I nonetheless want to put in the cabinets inside, however I need to coat and paint the inside first, then paint the cabinets and add them after.
Somebody requested me if the cabinet coated the final column of butterflies. The cupboard protrudes sufficient to the place the entrance fringe of the cupboard is about the identical as the within fringe of the correct vertical body. It would trouble some individuals, nevertheless it would not trouble me in any respect. There was by no means a time when somebody was thus far into the room, and thus far on the opposite aspect of the closet, that the final column of butterflies can be coated. For the reason that butterflies will all the time be seen from an angle, they may all the time be totally seen even with a small overlap.
After which I had somebody categorical concern that the door would not totally open after the bathroom was put in. There’s really a whole lot of room. You may see the place the bathroom goes (don’t be concerned…it is a new wax ring in an space the place the bathroom hasn’t been used, so it is actually not as soiled because it appears to be like), and when the door opens, there’ll nonetheless be about 13 inches between door and bathroom. So there’s loads of room.
So here is what the cupboard appears to be like like now that it is all trimmed.
My objective is to get it achieved this weekend so I can present the ultimate cupboard on Monday, however I do not promise. I’ll do the most effective.
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