• Home
  • Projects
  • Furniture
  • [#<Breadcrumb:0x0000561a55793b08 @title="Home", @path="/nation">, #<Breadcrumb:0x0000561a557916a0 @title="Projects", @path="/nation/projects">, #<Breadcrumb:0x0000561a55685568 @title="Furniture", @path="/nation/projects/category/furniture">]

Dining Room Built In


gzibell
gzibell
gzibell
gzibell

My wife and I have always wanted to do something with this small space in our dining room. My new Ryobi drill and impact driver that I received as a Christmas gifts came in very handy. I think a sliding miter saw would have made the job much easier but I made due with a miter box and hand saw. I also borrowed a circular saw for the larger cuts. I used gift cards from my mother in law, sister in law, and grandmother to purchase all of the materials. It was more challenging than I anticipated, especially making the doors. It took me the majority of a Saturday to build the cabinet, and all of Sunday to build the 4 doors. My lovely wife painted like crazy on Monday and we finished the painting on Monday night. After the paint had some time to dry spent a good portion of Tuesday night hanging the doors.

Although the walls looked very straight, they most definitely are not. I measured twice each time to make sure everything would be straight. There was a difference of more than an inch from front to back and the width varied as much vertically. I was amazed at how crooked a wall could be, each measurement and cut was a little different.

We took pictures and sent them to my mother in law, sister in law, and grandmother thanking them for the Christmas present. They were excited and amazed. I don’t think they expected we would use their gift cards for something like this. The new storage space will go to good use but the best part is the great story we will have to go with it. For as long as we own our house, a part of it was an amazing gift from our family.

Show More

Print Project

Comments (0)



Members Also Viewed

Print Options

Print Project

back to top?

Asset 1

Join RYOBI Nation

We're so glad you're here! Let's get started.

Welcome to Ryobi Nation!

Please confirm your email address.

Welcome

Let's build your project feed!

Select some categories to pick the kinds of projects that show up on your home page:


Welcome to Nation

welcome_r2 graphic
Welcome to your RYOBI Nation quick start guide, a fast and easy way to see everything that's waiting for you!
project_feed_r1 graphic
Your feed shows the latest projects from the categories you’ve selected, right on your homepage!
upload_r2 graphic
Are you working on something awesome? Upload your DIY projects today, and share with other members.
contests_r2 graphic
We award monthly and annual prizes for the best projects, worth up to $2500 in RYOBI tools! That’s a lot of hardware, and it could all be yours.
connect_r2 graphic
RYOBI Nation is a positive connection between people who are creating great things.
You can follow fellow members, like their projects, and comment to let them know they’re doing a great job.
notifications_r1 graphic
Come back to RYOBI Nation often to see what is new and to stay in touch.
If you're on a mobile device, don't forget you can add RYOBI Nation to your home screen for quick access to your project feed.

Update Image

Dining Room Built In

by gzibell
Dec 31, 2014

My wife and I have always wanted to do something with this small space in our dining room. My new Ryobi drill and impact driver that I received as a Christmas gifts came in very handy. I think a sliding miter saw would have made the job much easier but I made due with a miter box and hand saw. I also borrowed a circular saw for the larger cuts. I used gift cards from my mother in law, sister in law, and grandmother to purchase all of the materials. It was more challenging than I anticipated, especially making the doors. It took me the majority of a Saturday to build the cabinet, and all of Sunday to build the 4 doors. My lovely wife painted like crazy on Monday and we finished the painting on Monday night. After the paint had some time to dry spent a good portion of Tuesday night hanging the doors. Although the walls looked very straight, they most definitely are not. I measured twice each time to make sure everything would be straight. There was a difference of more than an inch from front to back and the width varied as much vertically. I was amazed at how crooked a wall could be, each measurement and cut was a little different. We took pictures and sent them to my mother in law, sister in law, and grandmother thanking them for the Christmas present. They were excited and amazed. I don’t think they expected we would use their gift cards for something like this. The new storage space will go to good use but the best part is the great story we will have to go with it. For as long as we own our house, a part of it was an amazing gift from our family.