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Turn Pre-assembled Cabinets into Built-in with Rustic Doors

Candler, North Carolina
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I'm looking for a few estimates on a job I'd like to have started in about 2 weeks. All the parts and supplies have been ordered and now I'm just waiting for the items to get delivered. I have a lot of jobs in mind like this one for the coming year, so hopefully, if things go well, we can establish an ongoing working relationship.

Essentially high-level I'm looking for someone to build two rustic cabinet doors (with a barn door type look) and attach 6 pre-built cabinets to the wall, and pull it all together with base and trim to look like one wall unit. I have already located an electrician to do that part.

Phase 1: Carpentry
1.First plan the job and mark out on the wall where the electric needs to be pulled from so the electrician can do his work.
2.Build the base for the first row of cabinets to sit on.
3.Cut outlet hole in base for the electric outlet.

Phase 2: Electrical
1.Electrician pulls the wires from the wall in the places marked and installs the electric in the base. He'll also pull the cable wire up.

Phase 3: Carpentry
1.Patch / Mud / Drywall any holes left by the electrician.
2.Drill holes in all the cabinets and attach the knobs.
3.Attach the first row of wood door cabinets to the base and secure to the wall.
4.Add the board over the top of the first row to connect them securely and provide a smooth surface for the TV to sit on top.
5.Add the two glass cabinets on the far left and far right.
6.Add the board over the top of the 2nd row to connect them securely.
7.Drill holes in the top of the two cabinets and the top board to pull the cabinet light wires through.
8.Add wood at the top to bring the unit flush to the ceiling.
9.Wood putty, lightly sand, and paint all new pieces so it blends in with the cabinets making it look like a unified piece.
10.Build the flat panel doors and attach to the rollers.
11.Affix the track to the top of the unit and attach the sliding doors.

During this process I'd like for you to do what you can to make sure the cabinets are sturdy. You can see they are supposed to be 3/4" plywood boxes and solid wood doors, so they should be pretty good. But of course no "locking mechanism" beats a wood screw.

Phase 4: Electrical
1.Electrician connects the cabinet lights.

Materials I will provide.
4 – 42” x 30” cabinets with wood doors (for the lower level)
2 – 42” x 30” cabinets with glass doors (for the upper level)
1 – 120” metal rail and parts for 2 sliding doors.
Link to the product:
Link to an example of it installed:
2 rustic handles for sliding doors.
12 knobs for the cabinet doors.
1 can of paint (either trim white or color matched to the cabinets.)

That picture of the sliding doors above also gives you an idea of the sort of look I want with the doors. Except I want the doors not to go all the way to the floor. They would cover the uppers only, extending a bit above and below. To keep the doors from hitting the cabinet doors below them, the plank that goes between layer one and two might need to extend out a little from the front of the cabinet doors.

I've done some looking around and palette wood gives a great "old wood" finish with the sort of washed out look I want. Here is an example. Other salvage wood is also an option. I don't want to pay a lot for expensive barn wood though. I expect sanding to give it a finished look (but still rustic so it shouldn't be polished smooth). I'll do any further staining or sealing if I feel it is necessary.

Well, that's the job. I have a diagram for anyone interested. Just send me your email.

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