Simple Bathroom Corner Shelf

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Project by TD69Mustang posted 02-07-2013 06:53 PM 5104 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Basic Corner Shelf for Bathroom.
Holds hairspray, fingernail polish, etc.

MDO 3/4” ply
Poplar Shelves
Beadboard back
Frilly trim on top

Finish: HVLP applied Semi-Gloss Waterbased Latex Enamel mixed with Semi-Gloss Waterbased Polyurethane (Ratio 4:1). This mixture helps to thin the latex a bit for spray application. I have had very good results with this mix and it seems to give a more durable finish than just latex alone.

Lower Shelf is black melamine edge banded with poplar and painted to match.

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#1 posted 02-07-2013 07:34 PM

Nice design, very elegant.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 02-07-2013 09:18 PM

Nice on Screwge. Good lines & shape.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 12:48 AM

One of a kind : ) The beadboard and top molding really add a lot to this project.

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#4 posted 02-08-2013 01:52 AM

Great project Screwge. Interested in the finish. I am building 2 bathroom mirrored cabinets & am going to paint them a VERY similar color. Your finish looks awesome. Did you simply mix 4 parts waterbased enamel & 1 part waterbased poly & straight to spraying? Any further thinning necessary? Did you prime first? How many coats? Sorry for so many questions, just great timing as I am right at the stage of finishing my project.

-- Allan, Portland, OR

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#5 posted 02-08-2013 06:54 AM


The finish is 4parts water based latex; mixed with 1 to 1.5 parts water based polyurethane.
The poly seems to thin the paint just enough that it sprays just fine.
No additional thinning necessary.
No priming but on this project I applied 4 light-to-medium coats. Only needs about 30min between coats.
It does, however, need a full 24-48 hours after the last coat before any serious handling.

I use a Fuji HVLP system with a siphon cup spray gun like this one.

The aircap is a No.5 1.8mm (.070”) high output; designed specifically for spraying thicker materials.

I’m sure just about any HVLP sprayer could do a good job. I would make sure that the aircap (spray tip) size is adequate for spraying latex.


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#6 posted 02-08-2013 03:15 PM

Thanks Screwge! I will let you know how it works out.

-- Allan, Portland, OR

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