Scandinavian Minimalist Bathroom Sink Cabinet

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Project by lumberjod posted 05-31-2014 04:08 AM 1904 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not much to see but I post it anyway since maybe the choice of materials could interest someone.
I live in Colombia and there is not much quality to find when it comes to furniture, not even bespoken ones, so I decided a couple of years ago that I rather buy some tools and fuck up myself than pay someone else to do it…

My neighbour asked me if I could do two bathroom sink cabinets for a rental house they own since the chipboard ones they had bought took in water, swelled up and fell off the wall. I made a simple sketchup design suggesting a lightweight but strong furniture in red cedar and multiwall polycarbonate (roofing material) to avoid future moisture problems as far as possible. They liked the idea and ordered two, this is the first one on the picture, the second I just handed over.

-- I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay, I sleep all night and I work all day.

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#1 posted 05-31-2014 11:52 AM

Very nice cabinet. I like the contrast with the white and the long handles!!!!!!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-31-2014 02:12 PM

Thanks Jim!The poly looks actually really good with the cedar. I just treated the cedar with a Minwax protector that I don’t know how it is called in english but it is this one that I use a lot:!

Two coats of this and then a 400 grit light sanding and my own mix of “swedish oil” (thin mineral oil, mineral spirits and uv protector in equal parts) rubbed on leaving a super smooth surface that looks very natural and not shiny. The owner of the house is Danish so blasting in with stains and glossy finishes would have been a disaster.

-- I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay, I sleep all night and I work all day.

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