The term “completed project” doesn’t often apply at my house. Normally my projects sift though various shades of “done” until such a time when they need to be “re-done.” Instead of waiting for the planets to align and chakras to un-jam, I dusted off an old favorite of the DIYer for my closet cabinet project — that’s good enough for now.
The doors are hung and the paint is dry. The cabinet was put into use before I could even get the door closed and clutter has been severely reduced around the home front. Each door has a self-closing hinge and a roller lock which gives them a pleasant thump when they close.
Each door opens with the hinge towards the back of the closet, so there’s never a time when you have to walk in past the cabinet, turn around and open the door. I was completely amazed all the doors came out straight and near level. I would have bet large sums one would be out of whack for sure.
It doesn’t look half bad for a bit of MDF, a bunch of whitewood scraps that became door frames and some nasty ply that had been languishing in the castoffs pile for a few years. The project did come under the $100 budget even with the paint and extra hardware.
I do want to add some pulls and touch up the paint here and there, but that may be the DIYer in me nit-picking. However this is more than functional, and the other half seems to be happy, so it’s a win all around.