Custom-made birch plywood media cabinet, by Yorick

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I built a cabinet for CDs, DVDs and video games around a door. It was the first time that I made such a piece of furniture myself, instead of buying a ready-made kit from that one Swedish furniture farmer. I wanted to make optimal use of the space I have, instead of limiting myself to the dimensions of the furniture itself.

Custom work with birch plywood

Of course, I first made everything measured. The building has sagged slightly, so for example there is a two centimeter height difference between the left and right parts of this cupboard. It is also slightly narrower on the right than on the left. Also nice: the left part had to be narrower at the top than at the bottom, otherwise it wouldn't fit between the wall and the door frame. Handy, those old houses ;) In preparation, I also tested the wall it would be placed against. Then it turned out to be a plaster wall, so I had to get special plaster wall plugs for that. Before I ordered, I contacted to ask what the best thickness of the shelves would be, which turned out to be 18mm. Once I had everything in the house, I drilled holes every few centimeters in the vertical shelves so that I can insert shelf supports (the shelves are also adjustable in height). Job tip: fortunately I have a great neighbor with a lot of handyman experience and tools. I was allowed to borrow, among other things, his workmate (a folding workbench) and square (you can draw very sharp lines with it). Without those two things, I'm afraid it would have taken much longer. It kept me busy for a total of two afternoons. I am very happy with the result. Maybe we will give it another color in the near future and arrange it differently, but for now it is good.

The dimensions of the cabinet

It is 219.0 cm wide, 216.0cm high and 20.0cm deep

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604,78 €

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