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Project by Vicki posted 08-18-2010 05:16 PM 1985 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small cabinet I designed and built for my bathroom. I had to keep it as small as possible due to space limitations, but wanted it wide enough to hold a couple of magazines and toilet paper underneath. It’s my first time making raised panel doors. I’ve thought of a couple of things I wish I’d done a bit different, but overall I’m very proud of this project. Not that anyone will see it, but I’ve improved my back panel technique. I used to just tack on a thin piece. Then I started making a little rabbit for the panel to sit flush in. This time I cut grooves in the back stiles for the panel to slide in.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#1 posted 08-18-2010 05:20 PM

Nice job, few pics of inside and joints would be fun to look at.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 08-18-2010 07:15 PM

Thank you and here you go. I know I used the wrong hinge for this situation, but I wanted antique bronze and this was the best I could figure out. Thanks for looking and please give and constrictive criticism you think of.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#3 posted 08-18-2010 11:40 PM

Nice job. It looks like it serves the purpose quite well. Honing your construction techniques is a great move in the right direction. Keep up the good work.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#4 posted 08-19-2010 12:01 AM

Very nice. The raised panels look great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 08-19-2010 12:54 AM

Nice cabinet. You have done a great job on it.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#6 posted 08-19-2010 03:06 AM

I like it a lot.
You did a great job on the panels

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#7 posted 08-19-2010 03:47 AM

Nice bathroom cabinet.

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#8 posted 08-19-2010 05:03 AM

That’s a nice looking cabinet for the bathroom. The size of the magazine shelf should alleviate the tendency to accumulate a library in the bathroom! The construction of the back looks good enough to show if you ever want to use the cabinet in the middle of a room.

You chose the same place to practice your first raised panel construction as I did!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 08-19-2010 06:04 AM

Thank you one and all for your kind comments. They mean a lot to me. L/W….......I checked out your cabinet: awesome! I love how your raised panels have the cove to them. I made mine fast and quick on the TS with the blade tipped to 30 deg.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#10 posted 08-31-2010 12:46 PM

I like it. It turned out nice. I made my first raised panel doors like you did last Spring. In fact it’s been so long ago, I’d have to learn it all over again.

-- Janice

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#11 posted 08-31-2010 05:44 PM

Thanks. It was a bit scary until I got the jig working right. I need to learn to take notes or pics of my projects in progress as I too forget how I did something. I also need to remember when I’m doing something for the first time that I have a shelf of books to help my bad memory. lol

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#12 posted 09-05-2010 09:30 PM

That’s a useful cabinet & just from your write-up you have obviously learnt new techniques & solved problems that previously would have stumped you, so in my book your little cabinet is priceless. Thanks for sharing
God bless

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#13 posted 09-06-2010 06:16 AM

Thank you Trevor! You’re right…............I learned things and had a lot of fun, that’s the main thing.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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