In one day, the wardrobe closet was built. Thanks to a GoPro, you can see the construction. The first few pieces of flooring had to be installed since I wanted the wardrobe to have an open bottom so I can kick off my shoes. The wardrobe has four 6” deep drawers and space for hanging clothes. A full length door will cover the entire closet, so the drawers have hand cut outs. (pic) I made the drawers out of plywood; but on future drawers, I will use 1x dimensional lumber after discovering how heavy plywood can be. Each drawer took 1 hour to build on July 3rd.
After the wardrobe closet frame was finished, we framed the cabinet beside the refrigerator. On a following weekend, we finished that cabinet. It provides two pantry drawers and an area for cookie sheets, cutting boards, etc. The idea started out as an open bookshelf, but became a pantry while constructing it. (pic) Once complete, a ¾” butcher block counter will be placed over the refrigerator and this pantry cabinet. the counter will be covered in a epoxy creating a 'bar look' -- and will indeed be a beverage bar.