I can’t believe this project began in the Spring of 2010. We had the diverter valve on our daughter’s bathroom shower replaced. The repair meant a hole had to be cut in the wall adjacent to the shower. Our daughter’s bathroom has very limited storage space and my wife and I had wondered what was behind this wall. Could there be any space there for some sort of storage? This plumbing project provided the answer.
Not much is behind this wall. The cavity serves as a mechanical area of sorts. On the far end of the space is the vent stack for the first floor furnace and that is it – plenty of space to add a built-in cabinet.
I had to put this project on hold in order to build the TV Console for my Dad. Since that project is completed, I can get back to the built-in. Construction had been completed and some polyurethane had been laid down when I put it on stand by. This week, I have been been back to work on the built-in applying more poly to it: I have applied at least one brush on coat to all of it and a few parts have two coats of brush on as well as the final coat of wipe-on satin.
Yesterday, I started the wall demolition; something I had been dreading for a while. I hate it when our house is torn up in some way. I can work for days in a sawdust covered workshop, but I hate it when sheetrock dust invades our home. Take a look…
I hope to have the built-in mounted in the wall by this coming weekend. This means completing the polyurethane and installing the framing along with a little sheetrock work. I see a busy week in front of me.
I am wondering about one thing. I am undecided about how I am going to attach the built-in’s casing to the wall. I plan to drive nails through the casing and sheetrock, then into the framing. I picked out some nice oak boards for the casing and I hate the idea of having to fill the nail heads with putty. I guess I could just use as few nails as possible, but if you have a better idea for this, let me know.
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