Bathroom Cabinet

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Project by Blair Helgason posted 01-22-2009 03:41 AM 1897 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is yet another attempt at getting some much needed storage in a small house.

I recently purchased a medicine cabinet from IKEA and decided to make an adjoining cabinet to match for some extra storage space. The basic cabinet was fairly easy because I just used MDF and painted it. The sliding doors were a little more challenging though. I was unsuccessful in finding the 1/8” white Plexiglas I wanted so I tried applying an adhesive-backed film to clear plexi. That ended up looking a little crafty so I took that off and simply painted the back of the plexi with a few coats of white primer. It seemed to work really well and gives the same effect as the solid white material would have. The handles are made from some aluminum U channel and are fixed to the doors with auto trim adhesive strips. I also added a floating shelf below the cabinet for some decorative storage.

All in all it turned out pretty well and I’m looking forward to utilizing the painted plexi technique to some future projects including a headboard with shelving and maybe an entertainment unit.

-- Blair

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#1 posted 01-22-2009 08:27 AM

Looks like that adds a lot of extra space. The doors look fine. Painting the back was a good idea.

-- Gary D.

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#2 posted 01-22-2009 02:06 PM

looks good….I know what your talking about when it comes to storage space we have the same problem….

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#3 posted 03-07-2009 03:42 AM

Nice bathroom cabinet.

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