|Project by RSmike||posted 03-07-2012 01:25 PM||8421 views||11 times favorited||16 comments|
This cabinet is located in my 5’x5’ bathroom. The cabinet is pretty boring on the outside. It’s the surprise on the inside that most find cool. Inserting a shelf pin into the topmost rear hole runs a motor that raises a sliding panel. Insert the shelf pin into the next lowest pin position and the panel closes.
The whole lift mechanism is built into the wall. (Yeah yeah I know….I’ll be cutting into drywall from the opposite side when it breaks.) The power supply and control relays are in the basement.
I know, I’ve given the secret away. But it’s not what’s in the compartment….it’s the fact that it’s there. To date the compartment has remained empty.
The glass shelves are really nice. I’ve found that putting glass in the bottom of my bathroom cabinets, even under the sink, allows for easier clean up. Somehow it gives it also gives it some class. It also prevents cans and other items from ‘blocking’ into the topcoat.
The glass shelving also lets light through from above to the lower shelves which seems to keep the inside of the cabinet brighter.
The cabinet has two coats of latex primer, two coats of plain semi gloss white latex, and on top of all that are two coats of water based poly. This really seems to give the whole finish some depth.