Medicine Cabinet - from scrap / leftovers

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Project by choppertoo posted 04-19-2011 05:45 AM 1624 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been a while since I’ve been able to do anything in the shop so when one of my rentals needed a new medicine cabinet it gave me a good reason to fire up the ol’ dust collector.

I was in a bit of a hurry so I might not have even built this but when I went to the big box hardware store to purchase one my options were $99.00 or $143.00. The cost was not as much an issue as was the fact that what was available was vinyl covered press board. I just couldn’t do it.

I pulled every part of this cabinet out from one corner or another in my shop except for the Oak veneer tape to finish the edges of the plywood and the hinges. Even the mirror was recycled and cut to size. I didn’t have the glass shelves on hand either but a friend of my works at a glass shop, he cut the shelves from scrap that would have been trashed. Charge – $0.00. : ) Thanks, Johnny!

Finish is oil then a spray on poly. Mounted on a french cleat. It took me two weekends to complete, I’m pretty happy with it considering I had to purchase less that fifteen dollars worth of new material.

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#1 posted 04-19-2011 01:45 PM

Nice save, ain’t it great making something from nothing.

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 04-19-2011 02:20 PM

Looks great, nice job!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 04-19-2011 04:15 PM

Very nice looking cabinet at an exceptional price.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#4 posted 04-19-2011 04:25 PM

Well done, very nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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