Bathroom Wall Cabinet

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.

L/W

Tools: table saw router various sanders

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Madts ...

That is a very nice wall cabinet. I really like the book matched door panel.
Well done.

— Madts.

Jack ...

What a great job, true perfection.

a1jim ...

I like it ,a really nice build.

Moment ...

Two great cabinets .

lightweightladylefty ...

Thanks, guys, for the encouraging comments.

L/W

Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking) ...

That is really nice . I like the grain , is most of it oak? If I could afford it I would make every thing out of oak or catalpa .

lightweightladylefty ...

Bruce,

Yes, it’s all oak. Our forest is dying of oak wilt so we have plenty to use. I would use other woods, too, but the only other one that we have sawn here is poplar. I’m too cheap to spend a lot of money on lumber!

L/W

Paul Bucalo ...

Love your workwomanship! I hope to see more of your labors of love here. Thanks for sharing.

Paul

lightweightladylefty ...

Paul,

Thanks for the compliment! I’m “rebuilding” a 100+ -year-old Morris chair right now (which I thought would only be a reupholstery job). I don’t know if I’ll show it here or not. But I have a million projects on my to-do list so eventually I hope to put a few more on here.

L/W

Paul Bucalo ...

Can’t be surprised that some reconstruction is necessary, considering its age. I’m sure it will turn out better than expected. If you don’t post the progress here, a finished pic would be nice. As for the rest…if only our long waiting lists of projects waiting to get into the shop reflected upon a star-like success. :)

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