medicine cabinet

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Project by Rich_LI posted 03-20-2014 05:35 PM 1103 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I build this medicine cabinet for my family bath room. It is 60 inches wide. Construction of the cabinet was straight forward, Oak plywood, solid face frame. I purchased three 2 ft x 3 ft mirrors from HD. For the center mirror I cut the top off so I would have finished edges, the two side mirrors I cut the top and sides off to get to my finished dimensions (I learned to cut glass as a boy, Dad showed me after I broke the first of many windows). The real challenge was the hinges, I wonted euro hinges, standard ones would not work, because the depth of the hinge cup required backing of the mirror with 1/2 oak plywood and the hinge arc caused the frames to bind. Of course I found this out after I built it. Luckily I have a cabinet shop supply store near me and they have every hinge dimension you can imagine so they saved me. The other challenge was wiring the lights, I did it from the top and there was not much room from the ceiling down. I used my HF style and rail set to make the mirror frames.

-- Rich LI, Life is short, buy more tools !

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#1 posted 03-24-2014 07:24 PM

great looking medicine cabinet!!

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

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#2 posted 03-26-2014 04:05 PM

Looks great and well installed. Like the moldings and the light fixtures. Great job!

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