This project started out as just a test to see how easy it is to work with MDF. I believe this is the first project where I started using a counter sinking drill bit.
I saw the plans on Ana-white.com. I didnt have a specific use for this shelf unit but I thought it looked cool anyway.
The plans called for building the interior shelves first then adding the outer pieces. In retrospect, I think I like doing the outer frame first and cutting the interior pieces to fit.
This project sat in my shop unfinished for months until one day, randomly, a friend of mine sent me a picture of this very unit asking if I would help her build one.
I’ve discovered the downside of using MDF is trying to paint it. Sure MDF is nice and straight, smooth, and easy to cut, but this stuff soaks up the paint. Even using special sealing primer, it still took me several coats to get an even white finish.