The armoire we’re building with our friend Brian the Carpenter is coming along really great, and I wanted to share some (iPhone) pics of where we’re at with it as of today. Here’s a few shots of the base:
I wanted it to look just like the cabinet we’ve got at the top of the stairs…
…so Brian used it as a guide when he was constructing it.
The armoire itself is made out of birch plywood, and is backed with a thinner luan plywood:
Brian used 2x4s to beef up the area where the doors will be mounted, and trimmed out the sides so that they would match the look of the panels on the doors:
The hole in the back (near the base) is for cords and outlets to slide into. I wanted the armoire to be able to sit as close to the wall as possible, so having that hole there will help us be able to keep it nice and flush.
As for the doors, I’m thinking we’re going to prime and paint them. I loved this Whipped Mint (Behr) that Liz Marie used on a door over at her place recently:
Our armoire will be painted Simply White, so Liz’s photo gives me a good idea of how that would look when it’s finished. I’m still undecided about it though. What do you think? Would you paint the doors Simply White or Whipped Mint?
Brian’s installing the doors, shelves, crown molding and decorative molding around the top of the base today, and I look forward to sharing another post about it on Friday!