One room left in the house that I need to finish: the bedroom. It’s a tough one because there’s a lot of work that needs to be done, and it needs to be done quickly. I want to minimize the length of time that the bed is out in the living room in front of the TV. Though that could be kind of fun. Anyway, I’ll tackle the bedroom in phases, and the first is the closet.
Look at that lovely sea of birch paneling and fir trim. Waking up to all that orange is like waking up in a can of orange soda, only it smells like old shellac.
These drawers never opened or shut right. I replaced the pulls with some nice bronze antique-y pulls I’ve had for a while, and they’re still hideous.
I like the idea of built in drawers, though, but I don’t think there’s anything I can do with the existing drawers to make them better. Plus, we’re going to do barn doors for the closet doors, which will extend them out a bit and make our closet bigger. So I’m rebuilding the drawers from scratch. May as well; I’ve rebuilt the whole damn house from scratch so why do something different now?
There’s the frame. These drawers are going to be HUGE!
Two full sheets of plywood are going into this, and I think I need one more sheet to do the top. Seriously, I need a plywood tree.
You could hide a dead body in this drawer. It’s absolutely massive. I’m starting to wonder how I’m going to get it in the closet. That’s as far as I got this weekend, and as usual, a project I thought would take me a couple weekends or so will probably take me two months.