Bathroom Wall Cabinet Gets a New Hat

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Project by David Grimes posted 06-11-2011 09:19 PM 1722 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple project with a simple goal: Dress up the wall cabinet that has been installed above our Master Bathroom toilet. The ceilings are 9 feet and there was a lot of bland real estate above that 24” wall cabinet.

I used some 1×3 maple with ogee rout added, then blocking on top of that to give me something to shoot the crown into. The crown is some thick vinyl wrapped MDF I had laying around that is great for wet locations (This room contains a door-less walk-in shower and toilet only, so it gets a steam treatment a few times each day.

After assembly, I primed first with Zinsser spray primer (a great product), then puttied nail holes, fine caulked as needed (White Lightning and wet finger/rag method) only leaving caulk where required.

Finally, two coats of Sherwin Williams interior/exterior gloss acrylic enamel (tinted to match all the other trim in the house that is mostly oil-based (alkyd) paint).

Hey, no big deal to me (I’ve topped hundreds of feet of wall cabinets), but the wife likes it. That’s all that really matters, right ? Plus, I need something going on in between the Lumberjocks site and looking at hand planes on eBay. ;=)

Thanks for stopping in.

David Grimes

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#1 posted 06-12-2011 04:15 AM

Very nice.

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