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Do you ever stop working, you amaze me. I can't wait to see how it finally comes out.

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That's going to be a very nice dressing table. Great job so far, Mike!

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Looks like it's gonna be really interesting. Nice touch with the floating shelves above. What're the plywood parts for, Mike?
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Looks like it's gonna be really interesting. Nice touch with the floating shelves above. What're the plywood parts for, Mike?
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I have eight drawers to build.

I have already built and installed four floating shelves in the master bath and master bedroom (two in each), and our niece loves them.

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Those look nice, too, Mike. Are they on a French cleat?

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Those look nice, too, Mike. Are they on a French cleat?

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No sir...Mikey cleats!

These are 2x4 material ripped to 1 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches. They are attached to a wall with a pair of 3 inch screws , and a wall anchor in the area where there isn't a stud.

The short stubby supports are attached to the back with pocket screws.

Just slip the box over the frame and secure it to the frame back with a couple of wood screws from the topside.

I make the frame after the boxes have been assembled so I can make sure it will fit without being snug and getting stuck. And, a little wiggle room helps to align the shelves with each other.

Note: The second picture was from the shelves I built for my daughters house. The frames are a little wider, longer, etc.
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Mike this is going to be fun to watch and I am sure to learn from it. A question I have is why did you buy a door instead of making the top out of similar wood?
I think because, when finished, she'll think it's a-door-able.
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I've done that a few times. Fun, isn't it (not). The cardboard web they put in the middle is a pain to clean out where the wood needs to go back in. If that part went well, you should have a good light top for that table I hope she never decides to sit or stand on it when she gets to be a teen.

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Today was a fairly slow day. I decided to sleep in.

So, I jumped out of bed at the crack of noon only to discover it was raining.

With most of my parts cut yesterday, I decided to build the floating shelves. That went smoothly and they are ready for a little light sanding and they will be ready for primer.

Tomorrow is face frame day. I haven't cut the pieces yet so I will be ripping and cutting, and then assembling the frames.

Onward and upward.
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This job is finished!

Today was installation day, and all went well. Mom and step dad were delighted. We haven't heard from Haley yet but I think she will be a happy 12 y/o-soon-to-be-13.

Let me see if I can bring everyone up to date.
I built the cabinets from 3/4 inch paint grade plywood. They went together nice, easy and square. That's always a good thing. The face frame and drawer fronts are made from poplar. The drawer boxes are 1/2 inch Baltic birch plywood.

The drawer slides are standard epoxy slides - nothing fancy here.

Like mentioned before, the top is a hollow core door that I cut to fit (and it did!!!) from my measurements. Slid right in. I bought a piece of trim at the big box store and cut it down leaving a slight lip that overhangs the cabinets. It was attached with glue and 23ga pin nails.

Oh, yeah, I forgot. We had to paint them white.

Actually, I bought a new airless sprayer. It is a Graco LTS15. Man it worked like a champ. The paint is Sherwin Williams Pro Classic water base paint in White...very white. Now that I have a new sprayer, I can attack the storage building and replace the facia boards and then paint it.

Somehow I managed to skip over the cabinet construction. Sorry about that.
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