|Project by ToddE||posted 1911 days ago||3123 views||14 times favorited||10 comments|
These are two bathroom cabinets I had made for a remodeled bathroom. They are made of hard and soft maple. I found a darker colored maple board that I had set a side for that “special project”. This was the project as it wasn’t a large project and I was able to utilize the dark maple for the raised door panels. All the hardware is matched as Antique Brushed English brass.
I hung the cabinets with french cleats. Which I might add, caused a slight problem because the first picture is one of the cabinets that were hung above a tub. The problem wasn’t the tub though, the cabinet had to be hung against a wall with a pocket door behind it. I messed around a lot trying to use heavy butterfly bolts (5/16”), but the bolts kept dragging across the door when I would close the door. So there was a lot of inserting, cutting and inserting again and again till I got the right length, without touching the door. The cabinets were weighty, so I used one lag screw (into the stud) and two butterfly bolts (into the drywall). Of course, there was only one stud to use behind each cabinet.
My goal was to make the cabinets appear as a piece of furniture, not just medicine cabinets. So I made the bottoms look like they were legs. The customer wanted to hide her bathroom contents, so I suggested the tilt-out drawer instead of the typical open cavity space. It turned out to be a good solution. I didn’t want to put a sliding drawer in, as one of the cabinets are over a tub and the other is over the toilet, so I made a dovetailed box and put in tilt-out hinges. Clear poly finish.
-- Allegheny Woodshop