How do I build this - Mudroom niche
I hope you'll bear with my noviceness, but I would like to build a niche with shelves like the one you see in this picture (the one circled in the bottom LH corner):
I already have the niche framed. Here's what I'm thinking I should do next.
1. Sheetrock the entire niche and front face
2. Have my cabinet maker build a "box" that I insert into the sheetrocked niche.
3. Trim the opening like you would a window or door with a reveal
4. Add shelves.
What do you think? One question I had was if I wanted to have beadboard or paneling on the inside of the niche, how would you trim the opening since beadboard is usually not that thick? And how would you get the inside edges to look nice and neat?
Also, do I need to use a "box" or could I just use the sheetrock as my finished niche walls? I'm really trying to keep down my cabinetry costs. Maybe I could just apply the beadboard to the sheetrock and skip the box? (Which leads me back to how should I trim the front?)
Finally, in the picture, the shelves look so cleanly attached. I don't see any cleats or pins. How did they do that?
Thanks so much! I really appreciate any advice you can offer.