Built-in Office Cabinets

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Built-in Office Cabinets

My built-in office cabinets. are. done!!!!   So, remember when you gave birth and you were like, “I am never going to forget how my body felt”, and then three short months later, you totally were on board to possibly have another and go through it all again?? Yeah, it’s about the same after building a massive desk and office furniture!

In all seriousness, I am so glad I started with the hardest project in my house, because now all of the others seem small in comparison. I think I just need a small break before tackling my next build! I started this project in April and between working full time and traveling for my job, and kid activities, and summer vacations, I finally finished. Can I just say, I love how it turned out and can’t wait to unpack all of our stuff and fill those bookcases?!

As a little surprise, I am not even sure that Sandra knows that I added a corkboard wall and desk grommets for electrical cords, but I did and I think it will be very useful.  Here is all 23′ of desk and our beautiful office  furniture!

If you want to see how these built-in office cabinets came together, you can read my Sawdust Diaries right here: 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7.

Built-in office furniture.    http://sawdustdiaries.com


Built-in office suite.    http://sawdustdiaries.com


Built-in office suite.    http://sawdustdiaries.com


Built-in Office Cabinets    http://sawdustdiaries.com

Built-in office suite.    http://sawdustdiaries.com


Built-in Office Cabinets  http://sawdustdiaries.com

  Built-in Office Cabinets  http://sawdustdiaries.com

This whole experience has been a wonderful one.  Sandra has the patience of a saint!  Thank you Sandra for sticking with me to the end!


I love Cara’s room!  It is beautiful, functional and pure awesomeness.   I am proud to have been a part of this DIY journey. ~Sandra


See how this build came together in Cara’s diary updates 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7.

*Get the free plans to build your own Cara Collection office furniture built-ins right at SawdustGirl.com

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30 thoughts on “Built-in Office Cabinets

  1. So, so, so beautiful! What an amazing job you did!! You should be extremely proud of yourself! And I love the turquoise wall on the end! (And I love that Sandra is posting the plans – that is above and beyond what I would expect but super appreciative of it!). So much to love!

  2. April Southers says:

    Amazing!!! Its gorgeous. You did an awesome job Cara! Almost has me convinced I can tackle a similar project at my house. I am curious if a cost breakdown would be possible on these finished projects?

  3. Jenn says:

    Soooo cool! You showed this built-in who’s boss!

  4. Josie says:

    OMG Cara!!! This is awesome! I couldn’t wait until you finished and look at that! AMAZING!

  5. Courtney says:

    Beautiful! Love the wood countertops. I want to see a picture with the tv and your things in the shelf! You rock!

    • Cara says:

      I’m working on getting everything into the shelves and organized. It’s taking me longer than anticipated, but I promise to have an update!

  6. Janis says:

    What an accomplishment! Congratulations on such a beautiful project that you will enjoy for years to come. You did a fantastic job.

  7. GORGEOUS! I am impressed that you managed to finish that starting in April! The counters and all of the trim/accent details are phenomenal. Enjoy your great new space!

  8. Fawn Teresi says:

    Beautiful!!!! Fantastic Job!

  9. kristin says:

    Awesome! Great work Cara–you rock!

  10. Amazing work! Can’t wait to go back to the first part and read from there.

  11. Ayisha says:

    Cara this is truly amazing. I can’t believe it. I think back to those first diary entries when you were trying to cut your sheet goods down for the first time and I’m impressed that this same gal was able to do such professional grade work. I hope you are reaching over and patting yourself on the back every chance you get cause you did an amazing job.

  12. sarah says:

    this is gorgeous! i have been following along and the final result was well worth the wait! i am so impressed… i love this project, well done!!!

  13. KerryAnn says:

    Cara, this is amazing! You’ve done such a fabulous job, and I can only imagine how proud you must feel having such beautiful cabinets. Congratulations!

  14. Cara says:

    Thank you!

  15. Country Girl says:

    Congratulations! These are beautiful!!!

  16. Fantastic job Cara! I love all the molding detail. You’ve got to be so happy with all of that storage and shelf space!

  17. Judy D. says:

    GREAT JOB! Functional, beautiful and a total DIY (TEAM SANDRA). Congratulations on a job well done.

  18. Linda S in NE says:

    Congratulations, Cara. Everything looks wonderful, and I am so proud and happy for you.

  19. Diana Walters says:

    OMG…. YAY FOR YALL! I’m so very impressed. Giant, huge amount of work! And looking to cute doing it with your dimples and pink toolbelt!!!! My husband got me a pink/black tool set & bag for my birthday and is still grumbling about ‘pink freakin’ tools’. I don’t care, I toss my hair and go back to my power tools and pink hand tools smiling away. Seriously though? You have inspired me to at least try one bookcase! Thanks so much for sharing your diary and great job.

  20. Libby says:

    AMAZING!! no other words for it. Well done Cara!!!

  21. Gil says:

    The end product is nothing short of amazing! It is better than anything I have ever seen done before, more so because I saw how easy each step was. My compliments and respect to your abilities.

    I am not clear how you assembled the drawer fronts or attached the drawer glides. Did I miss something somewhere? I am ready to begin my own built-in in my spare room, but I hesitate until I can see the drawer fronts and their assembly. Can you help?

  22. Alessandro says:

    Really cool! Love it.

  23. Regus says:

    Good thing about built-in office furniture is it could be used as a storage solution and as a décor. You have done a great job with this one. Keep posting!

  24. Michael says:

    That was a whole lot of work and it deserves a whole lot of praises too, it’s awesome looking.