My built-in office cabinets. are. done!!!! So, remember when you gave birth and you were like, “I am never going to forget how my body felt”, and then three short months later, you totally were on board to possibly have another and go through it all again?? Yeah, it’s about the same after building a massive desk and office.
In all seriousness, I am so glad I started with the hardest project in my house, because now all of the others seem small in comparison. I think I just need a small break before tackling my next build! I started this project in April and between working full time and traveling for my job, and kid activities, and summer vacations, I finally finished. Can I just say, I love how it turned out and can’t wait to unpack all of our stuff and fill those bookcases?!
As a little surprise, I am not even sure that Sandra knows that I added a corkboard wall and desk grommets for electrical cords, but I did and I think it will be very useful. Here is all 23′ of desk and our beautiful office furniture!
If you want to see how these built-in office cabinets came together read my Sawdust Diaries here:
This whole experience has been a wonderful one. Sandra has the patience of a saint! Thank you Sandra for sticking with me to the end!
Read Cara’s full Sawdust Diary story: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, and you can get the free plans for the Cara Collection Office Furniture Built-ins here:
- Bookshelf Base Cabinets
- Drawers and doors for Base Cabinet
- Upper Bookshelf
- Center Cabinet block
- Decorative Legs.
I love Cara’s room! It is beautiful, functional and pure awesomeness. I am proud to have been a part of this DIY journey. ~Sandra
Chantelle - ThousandSquareFeet says
So, so, so beautiful! What an amazing job you did!! You should be extremely proud of yourself! And I love the turquoise wall on the end! (And I love that Sandra is posting the plans – that is above and beyond what I would expect but super appreciative of it!). So much to love!
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IN.CRED.I.BLE! You should pat yourself on the back about a million times…what an amazing job!
April Southers says
Amazing!!! Its gorgeous. You did an awesome job Cara! Almost has me convinced I can tackle a similar project at my house. I am curious if a cost breakdown would be possible on these finished projects?
Soooo cool! You showed this built-in who’s boss!
OMG Cara!!! This is awesome! I couldn’t wait until you finished and look at that! AMAZING!
Beautiful! Love the wood countertops. I want to see a picture with the tv and your things in the shelf! You rock!
I’m working on getting everything into the shelves and organized. It’s taking me longer than anticipated, but I promise to have an update!
What an accomplishment! Congratulations on such a beautiful project that you will enjoy for years to come. You did a fantastic job.
Anne @ Unique Gifter says
GORGEOUS! I am impressed that you managed to finish that starting in April! The counters and all of the trim/accent details are phenomenal. Enjoy your great new space!
Fawn Teresi says
Beautiful!!!! Fantastic Job!
Awesome! Great work Cara–you rock!
Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
Amazing work! Can’t wait to go back to the first part and read from there.
Cara this is truly amazing. I can’t believe it. I think back to those first diary entries when you were trying to cut your sheet goods down for the first time and I’m impressed that this same gal was able to do such professional grade work. I hope you are reaching over and patting yourself on the back every chance you get cause you did an amazing job.
Thank you! I too can’t believe it!
this is gorgeous! i have been following along and the final result was well worth the wait! i am so impressed… i love this project, well done!!!
Cara, this is amazing! You’ve done such a fabulous job, and I can only imagine how proud you must feel having such beautiful cabinets. Congratulations!
Country Girl says
Congratulations! These are beautiful!!!
Kristen @ Pink Toes and Power Tools says
Fantastic job Cara! I love all the molding detail. You’ve got to be so happy with all of that storage and shelf space!
Judy D. says
GREAT JOB! Functional, beautiful and a total DIY (TEAM SANDRA). Congratulations on a job well done.
Linda S in NE says
Congratulations, Cara. Everything looks wonderful, and I am so proud and happy for you.
Diana Walters says
OMG…. YAY FOR YALL! I’m so very impressed. Giant, huge amount of work! And looking to cute doing it with your dimples and pink toolbelt!!!! My husband got me a pink/black tool set & bag for my birthday and is still grumbling about ‘pink freakin’ tools’. I don’t care, I toss my hair and go back to my power tools and pink hand tools smiling away. Seriously though? You have inspired me to at least try one bookcase! Thanks so much for sharing your diary and great job.
Office Furniture says
AMAZING!! no other words for it. Well done Cara!!!
The end product is nothing short of amazing! It is better than anything I have ever seen done before, more so because I saw how easy each step was. My compliments and respect to your abilities.
I am not clear how you assembled the drawer fronts or attached the drawer glides. Did I miss something somewhere? I am ready to begin my own built-in in my spare room, but I hesitate until I can see the drawer fronts and their assembly. Can you help?
Really cool! Love it.
Good thing about built-in office furniture is it could be used as a storage solution and as a décor. You have done a great job with this one. Keep posting!
That was a whole lot of work and it deserves a whole lot of praises too, it’s awesome looking.
Matt and Sue Holmes says
This is awesome. You did a great job. I really would love to build something similar. A Media Wall -floor to ceiling for my TV, storage, shelves with stone top etc.
I’m based in Germany but built some cabinets using Sandra’s 101 e-book using pocket hole joinery but would love some guidance from Sandra on how to do this new project the best way as I made some mistakes the first time. @Sawdust Girl – please help !!!