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Project by SteveW posted 02-01-2011 05:35 PM 2144 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a laundry room cabinet that my wife and I designed to go above the washer and dryer.
Since these are “High Efficiency” units that sit on pedestals, I had to be careful with dimensions
above and around the units. My wife also wanted “space” above the units to set stuff on, as well
as be able to place laundry baskets there every now and then… Anyways, these are made out of Oak plywood for the carcases, with hardwood face frames for trim.
I biscuit joined the face frames to the cabinet boxes.
I used General Finishes Rosewood colored water based stain, with about 5 coats of HVLP sprayed on water based poly.
The last 2 coats were Minwax Wipe-On Poly, and finally a coat of wax.
Man, that Wipe-On poly is so easy to use, I am really loving it. I’ll use more of that in the future. The cabinet is attached to french cleat across the top/back, with a couple screws at the bottom insides
into studs. My son helped me hoist it up there one Saturday morning…what a beast.
Now to begin filling it up…

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW





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#1 posted 02-01-2011 10:54 PM

Nice work .. I like your stain color choice.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#2 posted 02-04-2011 06:36 AM

Nice looking laundry cabinet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 02-04-2011 05:41 PM

Thanks! The laundry room is so small, that I couldn’t get the cabinet in the picture
by standing in front of it…hence the side shot. My wife is happy with it, so I’m happy.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#4 posted 02-16-2011 11:47 PM

I added a 1 1/4” dowel for hanging clothes, between the cabinet and the wall.
Its stained Rosewood, with Amber shellac and waxed. Still need trim though,
but I’ll wait on the other cabinets I’m building for the other wall (opposite the washer/dryer)
THEN I’ll put in crown molding all around…

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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