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Overhead laundry cupboards

JoeAzza
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Overhead laundry cupboards

ZNIC2107.jpegWell here they are, couldn't wait until the overhead laundry cupboards were completed, over the weekend I installed my overhead laundry cupboards, as it is not fully completed, I still need to fit the side and bottom panels, hopefully the glass I ordered will be in by this week, I am using a glass called Broadline.

I will post more photo's when the project is complete.

 

This photo is before overhead cupboards.

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16mm melamine sheets cut for carcass

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I had to router the sawn edges to remove chipping of melamine.

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Carcasses built, I made them in two parts for ease of lifting/installation.

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Doors were made from Tassie oak, 42x 19mm DAR timber.

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I routered the sides to match existing cupboard doors in laundry

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Making and gluing the timber panels for the sides and bottom of the cupboards

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Sample of Braodline glass for cupboard doors

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Haefle mini hinges install.

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I drill too many shelving holes, lesson learned, only drill what you need.

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I made the doors approx 12mm longer than the cupboard, so I don't need any handles, it also looks neater.

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Installing cupboards, note the homemade overhead cupboard jacks, they were just right for the job at hand.

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Carcasses installed.

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Now I just need to install the bottom panel and two side panels.

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Overhead laundry cupboards

Looking sensational @JoeAzza. I'll be eagerly awaiting their completion!

 

I really like your chosen glass and believe it will complement the look incredibly well. The cupboard jacks appear to have worked a treat, great thinking.

 

Many thanks for sharing.

 

Mitchell

 

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pepsp
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Re: Overhead laundry cupboards

Wow @JoeAzza those doors look amazing. I’d love to make shaker style doors for my kitchen but as a newbie to all of this It seems daunting so I’m wondering if I should stick with plain MDF slabs. What tools did you use for the joins on the cupboard doors? Table saw and router?

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JoeAzza
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Re: Overhead laundry cupboards

Hi  @pepsp

I use a router table and jigs that I made, with the help of YouTube ideas and two router cutters  for the stiles and rails. I know that you can use a table saw to make the stiles and rails, however, I have never tried it, my saw is not that good. I have attached some photo's for you to look at.

I started learning to use these type of power tools in the last couple of years, I say have a go, if it fails you can always make another one, nothing more pleasing when you get to see the final product.

 

 

DIY router table, with a Makita variable speed hand router mounted under the router plate.

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Triton table saw , with mounted triton power saw.

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Timbecon router bits for Stiles and Rails

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Router bits 1/2 inch shaft size, Stile and rail cutters

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Jig to cut stiles on router table, designed by Timbecon

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Another style jig for cutting stiles, I find this one much easier to setup and use.

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JoeAzza
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Re: Overhead laundry cupboards

As promised here are the photos of my completed overhead cupboards with glass installed, instead of gluing the top rail of each door I decided against it, just incase I need to replace the glass, if it was accidently broken. The glass fitted in nicely in the 6mm grooves on the doors.

 

As you can seen in this photo I used small brass screws to hold the rails in place, if this doesn't work I will have to glue them in place.

Door with broadline glass.Door with broadline glass.

Cupboard door with broadline glass fitted

Photo with side panelPhoto with side panelPhoto with bottom panelPhoto with bottom panel

 

 

 

Cupboard, Tasmanian oak doors , side and bottom panelCupboard, Tasmanian oak doors , side and bottom panel

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MitchellMc
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Re: Overhead laundry cupboards

Fantastic work @JoeAzza! I really like how you've chosen not to glue the top joint, as it will certainly make life easier if a glass panel breaks.

 

Are you planning on coating the timber with anything?

 

Many thanks for sharing.

 

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JoeAzza
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Re: Overhead laundry cupboards

Hi .@MitchellMc

I have already coated the timber with polyurethane clear water based, 2 coats applied.

Cheers

Joe

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MitchellMc
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Re: Overhead laundry cupboards

Oh wow! Now that I look again, I can see that it is coated. I really love the natural look you've been able to achieve with that coating. Was that the Cabothane clear by Cabots?

 

Great work.

 

Mitchell

 

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JoeAzza
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Re: Overhead laundry cupboards

Thankyou Mitchell

I used Bondall, Monocel clear varnish, Satin, it’s water based, I bought it from Bunnings, $21.30 for 1ltr, good product, reasonably priced too.

regards

Joe

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