|Project by Ted||posted 05-12-2012 02:51 PM||6600 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
While I’m cleaning and organizing my shop, I just thought I’d share the woodworking portion of a bathroom I remodeled about 5 years ago. This project started from the medicine cabinet, which I custom built because the customer wanted the largest that would fit in the existing framing. When the customer saw the bead board on the medicine cabinet is what led up to doing the wainscoting.
It’s built of Poplar throughout, the bead board is 3/4” and rock solid. It was the customer’s idea to make the cap thick and beefy, which I didn’t care for the idea. But I was wrong and have to admit I really like it. I cut the cap round at the medicine cabinet to avoid a hard square at that point, sorta gives it a vintage Deco or Empire look. I think it worked out pretty well.
The mirror is 1/4” thick, to give the door some weight and less chance of breaking, in case somebody really really super ugly looks into it. :]p The back panel is 1/4” plywood, painted separately and screwed to the door, then touch up the screws with paint to hide ‘em.
I’m not sure, but the latch might be one I rescued some time before that – ie, true vintage.
Note: I took this photo about a year ago, after a couple of different tenants have lived in the apartment, one of whom installed the accessory mirror. That was not my doing.
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