Custom cabinets, entertainment centers and built-in shelves

Paul and Sharon designed this custom closet to optimize their previously unfinished space. This is the view looking left. Below, the lower shelves pull out.

This is the right side of the closet, and it includes three drawers.

This is the rest of the closet on the right side. Paul used SketchUp to design the closet. I did all the work on site, meaning I didn't have the advantages of a workshop, such as a table saw. I used a Kreg Rip-Cut, which is a poor man's Festool. This project took approximately 16 sheets of plywood.

Lynn and Lisa wanted an entertainment center for their new house, so we came up with this design. It is 9 feet tall and 10 feet wide. For perspective, the shelf above the opening for the TV is about 6 feet high.

This closet organizer for Marc and Becky is 8 feet tall and has plenty of storage.

Closet organizer from Moritz Carpentry on Vimeo.

Matt and Kristan wanted a Murphy bed for extra sleeping arrangements for visiting family. They helped design this system with storage on either side of the bed, in addition to a desk, file cabinet and wall cabinets.

We added a corner cabinet two months later.

I built a shelving system into this alcove for David and Sung. The shelves can adjust up and down. The built-in is eight feet high and seven feet wide.



I converted two of Chip and Sherill's small dormer attic accesses into usable space. Above, I built a computer desk to replace their old desk and provide more floor space. Below, drawers and cabinets allow for more storage space.


For the Hastings, I built and installed two shelving units in what were empty spaces. I used melamine sheets and poplar, while the doors were purchased online. The TV rests on what appears to be a shelf, but it extends out 12 inches (see photo above).


This client's house came with spaces for entertainment/shelving.


I made three cabinets with raised-panel doors.

The doors for the TV slide back into the cabinet.
The shelves below are adjustable and can accommodate several components.