I love the fitted bookcase! I have a similar idea for a home office. What are the dimensions that you used? what is ply vs. hardwood? Any details would be appreciated!
Its made to fit the alcove, but its about 2m wide by 2.4m high and about 350mm deep. Plywood is not easy to paint so I used a decent CND beech for all the things like doors, frames, shelves, top, and cornice. I used MRMDF for the carcasses and two book bays.
As always, nice clean lines. Why did you decide the do the bottom & top rails of the door on the first cabinet full width ? I personally would have kept them between the stiles but I suppose it's down to preference. Have you ever tried to use the magnets sunk in with a shallow plug over them to do an invisible catch ? I tried it once but it wasn't strong enough but if I were to try again I would put 2 magnets in the cabinet & 1 in the door.
& yes, I think we all will be interested in a WIP of the DJ booth.
Lovely work Mark.
If I'm honest I'm not that happy with how the doors look, I think with sympathetic book-matching on all the face timbers you could get away with doing the doors in this manner because you could use the grain to make the cabinet look taller rather than looking rather squat, but this was made from scraps so it looks how it looks. I haven't tried doing as you suggest with the magnets, but consider it pinched. Oh and the brass butts are just normal 2" brass butts, its the air pressure and the drag of the magnets that make them soft close.
As for my pricing structure each job is materials+overhead+profit.