|Project by jeffswildwood||posted 02-05-2016 12:38 AM||770 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
This is a medicine cabinet made for someone who has become my best customer. My Son! While redoing his bath room at his house he removed a mirror revealing a hole where a medicine cabinet had once been. His first question was “Dad, can you make one”? When your Son asks you, you can’t say no so I said “sure”. He looked at pictures and decided on a raised panel, adjustable shelves and stained black.
I started with the box. Joined together with rabbet joints. For the adjustments I used a strip of peg board and a vix bit for accuracy. Shelves are half inch poplar and the hinge is mortised in. To secure to the studs I drilled the holes so a plug cap could be added. The back is a sheet of eighth inch ply also mortised in. For the door I went with mortise and tennon to join together and began the raised panel center. I had never done this before but after several youtube videos I gave it a try. It didn’t come out too bad but I can tell I need more practice to be comfortable with this. I dresses the outside edge with roman ogee. Stained with ebony stain (two coats) and three coats of gloss polyurethane. Topped off with cove trim. My Son was really happy with the results when placed and secured in the wall. I gladly accepted his payment of a “thanks Dad”.
As it turns out this is a milestone of my time on lumberjocks. This is my 50th project post. I look back at prior projects and can really tell how my skills are improving. I think being a member here has a lot to do with that. I want to thank everyone who posts here and on my prior projects and the words of encouragement. I am glad to be here and grateful for all the good friends I have made while being a member. Thank you!
-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".