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Primitive, Rustic Bathroom Medicine Cabinets

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Project by rivergirl posted 03-29-2011 02:18 AM 7859 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are primitive medicine cabinets that were for made a custom order. The dimensions for both are appx. 21 inches wide; 25 inches tall and 6 inches deep. The paint is black over mustard; and red over black. Paint is distressed then a dark wipe on wipe off stain applied and finally a coat of BLO/ beeswax.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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BarbS

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 02:26 AM

Those are very good looking, Kelly. I especially like the first one, with the off-center door and drop-latch. Good job!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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jeffro

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 02:41 AM

I like the first one too, its got a nice look

-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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canadianchips

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 02:53 AM

Good work. I like them both.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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rivergirl

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 03:00 AM

Thanks you guys. The customer sent me pics of cabinets that she wanted me to build. Then I nicely inquired of the original builder for the dimensions… LOLOL HACKED. ;) So I can’t take credit for the designs- only the execution. It’s funny how some people like the black one and others the red one. The customer couldn’t decide on on one or the other either, so she went with one of each. They were fun to build.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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learnin2do

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#5 posted 03-29-2011 03:24 AM

heck-yeah!!! Those look incredible! You are so multi-talented!! -you can even do square!!!
-Those look like you could make some money on them. Are you using recycled lumber?

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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janice

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#6 posted 03-29-2011 03:43 AM

These are cool too.

-- Janice

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Roger

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#7 posted 03-29-2011 04:16 AM

you are fer sure the queen o rustic…. and I mean that in a great way… just awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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spunwood

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#8 posted 03-29-2011 05:15 AM

I vote for the red one.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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ellen35

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#9 posted 03-29-2011 12:33 PM

I like the sound of “custom order”... it has a cha-chink ring to it.
I also like the design of these… can’t decide which I like best, though.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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rivergirl

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#10 posted 03-29-2011 12:47 PM

Thanks again everyone. Christine- square is easy- when you use boards instead of logs and slabs. Believe me- building the rustic log and slab with mortise/tenon – following the wood with no plans to follow is much harder than using someone else’s dimensions and planed/square boards and hammers,nails etc. Try it, you will see how much easier it is- and I still don’t have a table saw etc. But I did put diiablo blades on the circular saw and the chop saw. ;)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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1SGTBob

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#11 posted 03-29-2011 01:42 PM

You definitely have the knack for making vintage, I like both of these and also the potting bench outstanding work.

-- Bob "Every breath I take as a Free man was paid for with the blood of an American Soldier"

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devann

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#12 posted 03-29-2011 03:23 PM

Opened my email this morning, all right! Something I actually want to see. I like them both also. RG, you fit the term “cabinet grade rustic” perfectly. Thanks for the excuse to log on to LJ early.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#13 posted 03-29-2011 03:35 PM

Kelly, you have been busy lately and these cabinets really do look vintage. You definitely have a feeling for this type of project, and now custom orders :-). Way to go girl.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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saddletramp

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#14 posted 03-29-2011 04:47 PM

Boy oh boy Kelly, you do great work for a girl. :-D

Sorry, I couldn’t resist. That is a just plain fine job irregardless of gender. I really like the black one.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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rivergirl

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#15 posted 03-29-2011 04:51 PM

Thanks again everyone. I have to tell you that the finish part takes longer than the building part. But it’s fun enough- but will be better when I can take my mess outside of the kitchen/dining room and into the yard/garage. It’s still 20 degrees here.. where is spring?? Devann- a special thanks to you for your kind words. I also like rustic and click on those first when I see them on L/J. :) So much wood—so little time! LOL Saddle- well, I don’t look much like a girl these days LOL.. paint and stain and sweat pants and sweat shirts all the time. My friend came by the other day and I was taking her to see a store that has furniture that I intend to hijack- anyway- she insisted I change my old ratty stained sweatshirt before we left the house. So I put on a clean ratty old stained sweatshirt. HA! Ellen- I guess I should be more ecstatic about custom orders- but I am so independent that I like building when, what, where, how I want to and custom orders aren’t like that. :) And I always worry that the customer won’t like what I have built. Makes me cringe until the project is over and delivered.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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