Bathroom Built In

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Project by Dan posted 05-16-2011 03:09 AM 1367 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a built in that I made to fit into a hole in the bathroom. I made this out of some 3/4 cabinet plywood from a big box store that was on sale for $27 a sheet. I picked through it and found the best pieces that I could although most of it was garbage.

The case is assembled with dados using the Whiteside undersized router bit set. I will say that I wish I bought this set a long time ago.

The face frame is pine trim to match the same trim in the bathroom.

The drawers are half inch plywood that I assembled using pocket screws. I figured it was just easier to use pocket screws and its not going to get a lot of heavy use anyway.

The drawer fronts are 1/2 inch plywood with some oak picture frame molding I had sitting around. I needed a way to use it up and this looked like a good place to use it.

This wasn’t my best work but ended up coming out pretty well anyway. My first time mounting drawer slides and doing a cabinet that was this big. It was about 79 inches tall.

I plan on installing this after I finish the tile. I will post an installed picture later on.

Let me know if you have any tips or comments.

-- Will work for wood...

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#1 posted 05-16-2011 03:32 AM

Nice looking built-in.

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#2 posted 05-16-2011 04:38 AM

I think these turned out great! I really like them. What grade pine did you use for the trim? (standard, quality, select?) If there were knots in them did you have to hide them first? and if so, how?

I know there is not much to a cabinet like this, but I like the simplicity. Easy, nice, straight lines….my style :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#3 posted 05-16-2011 05:18 AM

Thank you for the comments.

Dak I used standard pre-primed trim pine. The same kind that you would use to do the trim work around your house. Since that is what I am matching the face frame with I figured I’d go with that. Because this is a quick project to finish my bathroom and isn’t anything fancy I just attached the face frame with some brads and then filled the holes.

-- Will work for wood...

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#4 posted 05-30-2011 08:27 PM

As promised added the pictures of the install

-- Will work for wood...

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