Bathroom Wall Cabinet

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Project by lightweightladylefty posted 05-10-2019 01:59 AM 922 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After completing our bathroom vanity earlier this year, I made a wall cabinet to match. I originally planned to have the mirror on the outside of the cabinet with the door hinged on the right so I could see into the mirror on the opposite wall for fixing the back of my hair. Thankfully, I have a very wise and helpful husband who suggested that I place the mirror inside so the door opening would make access to the inside easier. Dah! Why didn’t I think of that!

The mirror is held in place with little plastic mirror holders from which I cut the offset. I ended up having to pad it with felt so the mirror wouldn’t rattle. I had initially planned to cut a broken ¼” thick mirror but realized it would weigh too much for the tiny hinges with the added weight of the raised panel; hence, the mounting adjustments.

The horizontal parts hold the cabinet together with sliding dovetails.

The crown molding is made up of a leftover piece of molding I had made for picture frames and a bullnose piece added at a 22.5-degree angle.

The knob is a larger version of the vanity pullout knobs. It’s too big but I didn’t want to pay $12.69 to get the right one (knob = $2.70; postage $9.99). [I should probably just order $50 worth of merchandise and get the free shipping!]

The towel bar is a vinyl-coated closet rod. [I won’t make the mistake again of using a wooden dowel to hold anything that gets wet!]

And here are a couple pictures of another wall cabinet that I made a few years ago as a 50th anniversary gift.

Comments and questions are always appreciated.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#1 posted 05-10-2019 04:28 AM

You are one talented lady LW! And yes … sometimes men DO have good ideas, but usually we gals subconsciously feed them the very best idea, then magically they take all the credit!! Whoops … did I just say that?!!! Lol:)

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#2 posted 05-10-2019 06:45 AM

+1! My wife wants a bathroom remodeled. I wish she could do stuff like that ;-)) Matter of fact, I wish I could do stuff like that!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 05-10-2019 11:22 AM

That is one awesome cabinet. Nice details on it! I love it…...............Cheers, Jim

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

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#4 posted 05-10-2019 12:09 PM

Very nice. I especially like the grain orientation on the door panel. Good choice…

-- Tim in Tucson

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James E McIntyre

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#5 posted 05-10-2019 05:20 PM

Wonderful cabinet. Matches you lower cabinets to a T. You did an excellent job on the crown molding and the towel
hand towel holder was was a clever addition.
Thanks for sharing your prosess.

-- James E McIntyre

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#6 posted 05-10-2019 09:55 PM

You really turned it into a nice bathroom.

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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#7 posted 05-11-2019 12:44 AM

Thanks, LJs, for the nice comments. The bathroom now looks a little more up to date.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 05-16-2019 11:21 PM

Very nice!

-- Janice

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