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Bathroom cabinet 2 (not another bloody sequel) - pine with ash trimmings construction

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Project by stanley_clifton posted 2243 days ago 1231 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project follows on from one that went disastrously wrong. It is intended to provide additional storage space for our apparently never ending accumulation of toiletries and bathroom acoutrements.

The construction is basic using simple haunched housing joints. Mortise and tenon joints were used for the doors. A homemade ash trim was used to add a little contrast and decoration and to cover the end grain in places.The back is plain old 4mm ply sunk into a 10mm rebate, much of which was planed away to get the piece to fit our dire plastering in the bathroom.

Here’s a link to my Flickr page for anyone wanting more details of the construction:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanley_clifton/sets/72157605414929120/detail/

As ever I am not entirely happy – there are issues with the design (my wife says it’s too wide at top and bottom and she’s right – she can make the next one), workmanship (too many gaps) and finishing (uneven and sticky). However, I am not a trained craftsman and don’t do this for a living so I can relish this as a satisfying project that has produced a useful piece of furniture using and practising a good range of techniques.

Apart from the trusty band saw, drill press and some power sanding at the end, this job has been completed largely with hand tools. This makes it more satisfying for me, saves on the electricity bill and means a little less carbon emitted.

I hope that you enjoy looking at these pics. Do look at the Flickr work in progress and I hope that these are of interest.

-- Stanley generally struggling





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Betsy

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#1 posted 2243 days ago

Looks pretty good to me. Once you’ve lived with it for a while you’ll find that it’s just right. Of course, if you gather many more bathroom acoutrements you’ll just have to make another one—only larger.

I’m glad you got to do mostly with hand tools – there is something to be said for the quite of those tools—- of course I still make quite a lot of noise when I use them——a lot of huffing and puffing mostly. Planing can be hard work no matter how sharp the tools.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 2243 days ago

Hi Stanley;

I wouldn’t worry too much about not being 100% satisfied. That’s a good thing.

Nobody and nothing is perfect so if you learn from the experience, it’s a success.

Looks good to me.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 2243 days ago

Nicely done, utile and good looking.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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DavidFisher

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#4 posted 2242 days ago

Regardless of what you think is wrong with it, it certianly seems to be doing what you wanted it to do. It looks pretty good from where I’m sitting too.

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stanley_clifton

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#5 posted 2189 days ago

It transpires that my wife has been banging her head on the corners of this project. Today she has decided to have a go at it and has inflicted some quite impressive wounds on the finish that I worked so hard to achieve, writing off a small swing top bin in the process (?). She has now taped on some cloth to provide some protection; the thought of just looking what she’s doing does not seem to have occurred, until I suggested it.Hi ho! So it goes.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 2072 days ago

Looks good to me.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 793 days ago

LOL!

Stopped here to see this piece. wondered if you had used dovetails? From your projects it appears you have a great eye, and some excellent skills.

We never learn from our successes, more from our mistakes?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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stanley_clifton

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#8 posted 793 days ago

Thanks for your kind comments, Doc!

-- Stanley generally struggling

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