We were in need of storage!  Luckily we had these ugly sliding doors that led out to a balcony which had become obsolete.  The perfect space for a linen cupboard.  I realised that if I put one in it would cut out all that lovely outside sunlight so lights had to be included.  This is what I have come up with.

Step 1: Gathering your materials

I love reusing stuff that's been thrown out.  Yes it's more work but at least there's less landfill!

Old packing crates (I managed to find 3 large ones being thrown out).
Old Skirting Boards (Kick Boards)
Screws, Nails and Wood Glue
2 Pine (2x4's)
Wooden battens (for strengthening the structure).
3 Doors (again I found 3 doors being thrown out from the 1940's).
2 Door handles (I bought 8 old 1940's handles for $3 from Reverse Garbage).
2 Door locks (these I used just for the springs).
Danish Oil
Wood Stain (Cedar)
6 Hinges (Easy Hang they don't need rebating!).
LEDs (I bought a 5 metre length with a control unit from Jaycar for $149).
Wallpaper (I used some old 1970s gold striped wallpaper which we picked up for $20, it was all mouldy and ragged edges!).
Gold spray paint
Sizing (this is like a latex glue which is perfect for hanging wallpaper).
Yellow Perspex (for the floor of the cupboard from Reverse Garbage)

Router (I am in love with this machine, it does almost everything so easily!).
Circular Saw (or saw bench)
Sander (I used a belt sander)
Dremel (or some such)

Junophor3 years ago
Looks pretty cool

Great job!!

Yours Aeon Junophor
bricabracwizard (author)  Junophor3 years ago
Thanks! Looking forward to your next one!
canucksgirl3 years ago
WOW! That is one tricked out Linen Cupboard!!!

I'm speechless. :)
bricabracwizard (author)  canucksgirl3 years ago
Thanks! Lisa loves going to the cupboard now.......I may not see her for ages!