More in Bathroom
Cut a 4” x 8” sheet of plywood to fit the space and form the top face of the built-in.
Using the Kreg jig, drill holes in all 1” x 4” boards to create pocket joints for the frame.
Lay a bead of wood glue along the edges of the 1” x 4” boards (Image 1). Connect the joints together, and secure tight with a clamp (Image 2). Once clamped, drill through the pocket joints to secure the pieces together (Image 3). Repeat this step until you have a frame with three sections where the shelves will go.
Once the face frame is complete, use an orbital sander to smooth over the entire surface, making sure the joints are smooth.
Using the Kreg jig again, drill into four 1” x 6” boards to create pocket joints and repeat step three to create a box. Lay a bead of wood glue along the edge of the whole box (Image 1) and place on the back of the face frame to create the top shelf (Image 2). Drill together to secure.
Lay wood glue on the backside of the box and lay beadboard to close out the back. Use nail gun to secure pieces.
Use extra plywood to create shelf bottoms for the lower two sections, creating a unit with a top shelf and two lower storage cabinets.
Place the frame into the wall and secure it (Image 1). Paint the entire frame and shelf your desired color (Image 2).
Take your basic cabinet door and attach the tin ceiling tile (painted to match the built-in before installation) to the front with a finish nailer. Attach trim pieces to frame out the door. Repeat this step for the second door.
TIP: Use molding and trim on the cabinet doors to add a unique architectural detail.
All fields are required.
Remember me on this computer
Please enter your email address and we will send your password
Your password has been sent and should arrive in your mailbox very soon.
Sign up with DIY Network to share tips with other do-it-yourselfers and comment and ask questions on projects.
It's free and easy.