Stickley Style Medicine cabinet

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Project by BillG posted 01-19-2012 06:50 PM 3148 views 16 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second piece in the Stickley remodel of our bathroom. The style is definitely influenced by the Green and Green brothers work done in California. The piece is solid wood, using quarter sawn white oak for the main body and ambrosia tiger maple for the door panels and the top. Each door has four individual lights of art glass held in place with muntin strips. The back is 3/8” thick with the panels ship lapped to allow for seasonal movement with out exposing the wall behind. The pegs are ebony and I made the handles from African blackwood. It hangs from the wall on a french cleat. The piece is stained with Varithane’s Early American stain, sealed with Bush Oil and sprayed with three coats of catylized lacquer, rubbed between coats.

-- Bill G - West Springfield, MA

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#1 posted 01-19-2012 07:29 PM

Beautiful work! Nice job mixing Stickley and G&G.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 01-19-2012 07:34 PM

Very nice craftsmanship. I really like the choice of woods and the art glass.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 01-19-2012 07:45 PM

Very well done. I like the oak/maple combo. Where did you get that glass?

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#4 posted 01-19-2012 09:00 PM

nice looking good work

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#5 posted 01-19-2012 09:05 PM

Nice medicine cabinet!

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#6 posted 01-19-2012 10:08 PM

Glass was purchased at a local art glass store. Fortunately there was one in my area.

-- Bill G - West Springfield, MA

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#7 posted 01-20-2012 12:30 AM

Great Job, I like it!

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#8 posted 01-20-2012 12:32 AM

That is great design and execution. Really nice project.

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#9 posted 01-20-2012 01:37 AM

That is awesome Bill!! I love that abinet. I would hang that anywhere. It’s beautiful. Te woods really work together. I have often thought which woods would compliment qswo and the maple does so in high style. The finish looks top notch and the details are all really nice. The shiplapped back is a very nice touch, and functional too given it’s intended environment. I’d like to see a close up of your handle design so I can copy them. ;)
I guess what I’m saying is that I like everything about this cabinet. Great work.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#10 posted 01-20-2012 04:25 AM

Nice medicine cabinet Bill. I agree with planeBill, it would look good anywhere. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#11 posted 01-20-2012 04:58 AM

Beautiful piece!

I should have never let my wife start looking at LJ projects. She wants them all but especially this cabinet. I guess I need to start copying your design.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#12 posted 01-20-2012 08:22 AM

Cool cabinet ,lots of cool details

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 01-20-2012 04:15 PM

That’s fantastic- I love the figure on the doors!

Thanks for posting!
-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#14 posted 01-20-2012 06:24 PM

Great job, an excellent combination of the styles. Almost too nice to hang in a bathroom. The wood combination works very well…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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