RIP scrapping armoire

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Posted 7/13/2009 by simplyparticular in General Scrappin'
 

simplyparticular
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Posted: 7/13/2009 9:24:53 PM
My scrapping armoire, which DH and I labored over lovingly, has met an unfortunate disaster. Pictures of my armoire are here:

Home Depot Scrapping Armoire














And a picture of it now:


The left door didn't survive the move to the basement (I think this was the 5th or 6th move in 3 years, but it may have taken more abuse as this was the computer side). The shell is still usable, but it just isn't the same.

Sniff.



Bree

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asuslp
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Posted: 7/13/2009 9:29:38 PM
My sympathy on your loss.

asuslp
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Posted: 7/13/2009 9:31:33 PM
My sympathy on your loss.

Tam2
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Posted: 7/13/2009 10:07:28 PM
You have my sympathy. I loved it & am sorry that you lost all of that great space.

Would it have been ok if it hadn't been moved several times or was it just cheap?


Tami

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revirdsuba
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Posted: 7/13/2009 10:38:10 PM
So sorry! You had done a great job putting it all together.. But those things do not like to be moved too often! Hey but you still have the shelves. although as you say, not the same.

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Posted: 7/13/2009 11:16:52 PM
that's too bad you had so much great stuff on the doors. hopefully you are able to do something to replace that storage....


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simplyparticular
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Posted: 7/14/2009 8:22:28 AM

Would it have been ok if it hadn't been moved several times or was it just cheap?


I'm pretty sure that it would have been okay, as the MDF is really thick and sturdy. DH also bought one for his guitar and filmmaking gear. When we moved, he removed the doors for easier transport. We left the doors on mine until the last minute - we didn't want DD knocking them on herself in the living room.

But the moving guys were really quick and got ahead of us and loaded it (empty), with the doors still on. It seemed to survive, but I think that started it by putting stress on the hinges. Then we removed and reattached the doors 3 or 4 times while we tried to find the right spot for it here. DH's has only ever been in two places, so it had a lot less stress put on it.

DH did offer his doors to me, but we'd have to do all the notching again to get the wrap around hinges on his. Plus, DD has a total fascination with his guitars. It's easy to replace paper - not a custom made guitar that cost $2,000 12 years ago and probably even more now. He'd mope forever if it got damaged. I'd mope for about a day if some of my paper got damaged, and then go buy more!


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Posted: 7/14/2009 8:53:25 AM
I must say that your armoire was pretty awesome!! Maybe you could hang curtains to cover it up from the view of your little one??? or are you going to just use it as a bookcase now?


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JRock
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Posted: 7/14/2009 8:55:48 AM
That stinks

Do you think you'll make another? Shelling out another $100 for a new cabinet is *still* a lot cheaper than buying a new scrap specific one!

peamac
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Posted: 7/14/2009 9:00:31 AM
Can you mount the two doors on the wall by your cabinet so you still have that storage space?


PeaMac


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Posted: 7/14/2009 10:06:06 AM
That is too bad. You had it set up so nice.

Jeanne



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Posted: 7/14/2009 10:11:16 AM
what about getting the wood to create new doors?
if you've got the old ones still you can easily get the measurements from them and recreate


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Posted: 7/14/2009 12:07:42 PM
I second the idea of mounting the doors on the wall..

Hope you figure it out. Your storage system looked awesome.

simplyparticular
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Posted: 7/14/2009 3:47:39 PM
unfortunately I can't mount the doors to the wall. It's in the basement and the real wood paneling is only mounted to the cement walls using a thin framing system that wouldn't hold their weight. DH doesn't really want to damage the wood, either, so I can't really rehang the hook system either.

DH came home tpday dreaming up Scrap Armoire v 2.0 - which of course will be made of wood and require tons of new power tools.


Bree

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mickeygirl82
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Posted: 7/14/2009 11:21:48 PM
ok, this might take some work, but it might be worth it to have the doors back. couldn't you just move the hinge(s). up or down I know it would take drilling new holes etc but you'd have doors. The spot where the mdf came apart would be icky but you might be able to spackle and paint that area to blend it in. effort but minimal $. great space, good luck!

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Posted: 7/14/2009 11:34:48 PM
I just saw this - sorry to hear that. I know how frustrating that is!

Tam2
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Posted: 7/15/2009 9:41:45 PM

DH came home tpday dreaming up Scrap Armoire v 2.0 - which of course will be made of wood and require tons of new power tools.
At least he was still thinking (somewhat) of you.


Tami

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Philippians 4:8


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Posted: 7/16/2009 6:43:26 AM
I'm sorry you lost your first one. It was so well organized. Your husband is so sweet for dreaming up a new one for you!
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