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Misc. Shop Stuff #22: A 'New' Medicine Cabinet

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 06-14-2013 05:22 PM 1234 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Need to replace an old steel medicine cabinet that’s rusty on the outside chrome and otherwise in ‘not so good’ condition. It’s recessed into the wall a bit, and surrounded w/ tile I don’t wish to disturb. I’ll make one of wood that’s on hand, with a mirrored door. Many more pictures than words. Here we go!

Kind of a ‘hybrid’ shop effort (handplaning of stock, drywall screws and glue for joinery, along w/ some framing biscuits, shaper and #278 for rabbets), Progress pics are since yesterday; not a fast build, but a good clip for me. Now to make the door for mirror. More later!

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Door in work, will frame a mirror cut from the old cabinet. Frame from an old drawer front, also poplar with some veneer of pine on one side.

More to come. Oh, and this will get a nice coat of white paint (no kidding) so it ‘goes with’ the interior of the bathroom.

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An update of mirrored door progress: ready for fitting and hinge install.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --



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#1 posted 06-14-2013 06:41 PM

Stylin…That’s gonna be nice…

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#2 posted 06-14-2013 07:11 PM

Nice work!

-- God exists... But relax, He's not you!

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#3 posted 06-14-2013 07:11 PM

Brad nailer and biscuits, now you are just showing off the diversity. No doubt an upgrade to the existing cabinet.

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#4 posted 06-14-2013 07:14 PM

Can’t wait to see how this turns out Smitty. My guess is very nice. Top already has some interesting curves to it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 06-14-2013 07:33 PM

All materials are shop ‘scraps’ that finally found a home. The top, Mike, is from the same poplar pieces as the rest of the face frame; an old chest of drawers that was way, way, way past repair. That curve was there, I just shortened each end about 5/4” and “Bob’s Your Uncle.”

This was taken when I was working up the faces of the face frame material early last evening.

Frame for mirrored door is done (M&T), but rabbets needed for mirror to ride in. Pics later tonight, shop time for today has ended. :-(

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#6 posted 06-14-2013 08:25 PM

Looking good!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#7 posted 06-14-2013 10:09 PM

Excellent.

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#8 posted 06-15-2013 02:36 PM

That’s gonna last a lot longer than the old metal one Smitty. You made a fantastic job of that.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#9 posted 06-15-2013 02:51 PM

Updated with progress above.

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#10 posted 06-15-2013 03:45 PM

Poplar with Pine veneer? At first glance it looked like you were using some figured wood.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#11 posted 06-16-2013 10:10 AM

Yeah, “figured I’ll use it’ wood. :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#12 posted 06-17-2013 11:22 AM

New pic in main post above.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#13 posted 06-17-2013 03:39 PM

I hope to fit the door with hinges within the next couple evenings, and get a coat of primer on everything before permanently installing the glass.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#14 posted 06-17-2013 03:50 PM

I love to watch you work Smitty.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#15 posted 06-18-2013 01:48 PM

^ +1 Dave.

The door is m & t, correct? I see the tenons being cut (i think).

Is it a bump out (no idea of a proper term) in the stile that i am looking at? It confuses my little monkey mind.

-- ~Tony

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