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Old 01-15-2015, 10:03 PM   #1
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Knee wall cabinet - taking over "wasted space"


I'm finally getting around to posting this. I did most of this project from February to June last year.

In our bonus room there were knee walls on either side with nothing behind them:


See all this wasted space??



We wanted to build a set of cabinets for storage and to hold a TV, game consoles, etc.

I was generally inspired by the drawing in this thread:

I cut out a hole in the wall and framed the opening. Then I built a stud wall inside the cavity to create an insulated space. This is part-way through that process:




Then it was time to build & assemble the cabinets to go in that space:





Luckily, they fit:



Then it was just trim & cleanup & paint.



Hope this might inspire someone. I'll post some images from my sketchup plans for this also.

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Here are some images from the sketchup plans for this project that may explain the steps I took a little better:

This is the way the framing started:


I removed the studs in the way (actually, I cut them off with a recip saw because I still needed a few inches of each one at the top)


Then I built framing to support the new insulated wall:



I added framing to support the new cabinet:



Put the cabinets in place:


Finally, the finish work:


I really enjoy working with sketchup, it helps me visualize how things will really fit together.

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