Medicine Cabinet

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Project by Tooch posted 01-21-2019 07:32 PM 1278 views 11 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Normally I try to make my posts longer with lots of information, but I’m on a time crunch right now so this will be shorter than normal.

I made this cabinet to hang above the toilet in our new bathroom. It’s basic plywood construction with a face frame and added decorative pieces to try and capture the Arts & Crafts style. The thing that I’m most proud of are the 2 matching inset doors. Although there was a lot of profanity that went into making those work, I think it turned out pretty good.

For the finish I used General Finishes “Candlelight” stain because I liked the color, but it only comes in a Gel stain which was an absolute PITA to use. Its very viscous and takes a lot of time to work into the open grain of the oak. for the inside, I actually made a switch to Minwax Red Oak stain because its similar in color and covers large areas much quicker. several Top coats of Poly should help protect it in the steamy environment next to the shower.

Now I am tasked with making a matching 60” Vanity, something I’ve been putting off for some time. Ugh.

Thanks for looking!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 01-21-2019 07:35 PM


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#2 posted 01-21-2019 07:42 PM

Very nice traditional style.

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#3 posted 01-21-2019 08:04 PM

That looks great. I really like the way the accent pieces add depth and visual style. Beautiful work buddy. Looking forward to seeing the vanity.

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#4 posted 01-21-2019 08:08 PM

That looks great. I really like the way the accent pieces add depth and visual style. Beautiful work buddy. Looking forward to seeing the vanity.

- hoss12992

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#5 posted 01-21-2019 08:31 PM

This is beautiful, nice job

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#6 posted 01-21-2019 09:14 PM

nice looking cabinet,love the design and color you chose,now on to that vanity buddy!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 01-21-2019 09:14 PM

I like the proportions and door details.

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#8 posted 01-21-2019 10:03 PM

One of the nicest Medicine Cabinet’s I’ve seen! It has a traditional style look or Amish. Either way I really like it. Nice work Tooch.

Oh…One more thing… the last photo shows some left over sawdust you need to clean up! LOL! Just kidding!

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#9 posted 01-21-2019 11:01 PM

Nice job!!!

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#10 posted 01-21-2019 11:34 PM

Not too shabby, my first thought was from Krenov, the direction of the grain indicates the character of the piece and the feeling you wish it to give, grain direction down, sad and gloomy, frown and up is a smile? Strange voices in this head, sometime I worry about it? LOL! who am I trying to kid! Looking forward to the vanity.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#11 posted 01-21-2019 11:45 PM

Wow thank you all for the nice words!

Hoss I think it’s funny how the two smallest pieces on the whole piece add the most depth on the face frame, thanks!

Tony I’ve been so busy trying to get things finished upstairs that I didn’t have time to clean out the chips/drywall dust from mounting it haha!

Andre it’s ok to listen to the voices in Your head as long as they are telling you “yes, you do need to buy that tool”

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#12 posted 01-22-2019 12:05 AM

I simply love this cabinet ….. looks very nice color hanging on that color walls ….. love the corbels ??? also GREAT JOB :<))) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#13 posted 01-22-2019 12:49 AM

Very nice Tooch. Something about the tone of that stain that I really like. Good luck with the vanity. I’ve done that years ago. Now my wife makes the decisions.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 01-22-2019 03:14 AM

Great looking cabinet, Mike. Nice design!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 01-22-2019 03:53 AM

That is indeed neat, Great cabinet.
Nice work.

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