My Version of the Nursery Armoire

Submitted by tracysmith on Sat, 04/09/2011 - 22:35

We built this armoire cabinet for a client of ours (this was a paying gig) who needed extra storage in her bathroom.  I think it turned out beautifully if I do say so myself.  So much so that I decided the build two of these to put in my laundry room for extra storage.

This project took us a month and a week to do in overall time, but in that month, we didn't work on it everyday.  Actual build time was probably more like three weeks - 6 hours a day.  We tweaked a lot on this since it was going to a customer we didn't want anything wrong with it so if it was mine it probably wouldn't have consumed so much time.  We also had a couple of problems that arose and it took a bit of figuring to get past those.  All in all it was a great experience.  :-)
Modifications:
Height and width were altered to fit the available space.
Drawers were put on the outside of the upper doors instead of inside
Shelves on the bottom section were made into sliding shelves (see additional pics) so that the contents in the back were more easily accessible.
Thanks for posting these plans, it was a joy to build and help someone else with a project that they didn't have time to do themselves.  We appreciate the inspiration!
Estimated Cost
$425
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Birch plywood, pine and some oak trim
Finish Used
Minwax Waterbased stain in Rosewood - 2 coats
Minwax Polyurethane - 3 coats
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate