|Project by DeLayne Peck||posted 03-06-2016 06:08 AM||1703 views||7 times favorited||18 comments|
The bath room in our 1925 Craftsman style was horrid, at least until my wife launched a massive, multi-million dollar remodel. OK, but is seemed like it. Her decorative flair left an ugly hole in the wall where the original medicine cabinet once was. So began a frustrating trail of tears.
My design goal was to keep it “Craftsmanny.” clean and simple. The 18” x 29” cabinet is solid, “crazy grain” red oak to match the wood work in the rest of our home. High polish chrome fitting match the other bathroom fixtures. I selected long pin, ball top hinges, visible in picture 3, for their appearance. The hinge plates, knuckles, and ball pins are inlaid to make an unintended use work. Hear screaming and see Centering Hinge Screws.
The hidden compartment? Hell, I don’t know why. I liked the grain in the cover and our barrister bookcases dared me to try it. The cover pulls straight out, fabricated brass hooks catch two dowel pins, and the cover folds down. This was high precision trial and error. Hear more screaming.
What am I hiding? Secret guy stuff: tooth paste, a comb, razor, trimmer, fly rods, etc.
-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.