Built-in Shelving

Jeff and his crew are moving right along with the finish work.  We’ve been refining and simplifying the design of the built-in along the living room wall for the last few weeks.  It started out as a fairly involved design with big sliding doors and a fair amount of complexity.  However, with some feedback and a desire to keep it simple, we are down to one upper “cubbie” shelf, and a simple lower section for storage and entertainment components.

Jeff is building it all out of MDF and it will be painted.  The tall section will also do double duty as a cover for the duct run upstairs.  Click on the image above for installation images.

Built-in Mockup


Nancy and I spent some time over the holiday weekend mocking up the built-in along our living and foyer walls.  Scale is so important - until you build a full size mockup, sometimes it’s so hard to get a true feeling of what something on the computer is going to be like in real life.

We made quite a few adjustments, and will now document this for the trim carpenter.