Two Oak Bathroom Cabinets

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Project by gpeau posted 06-05-2013 06:19 PM 1031 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife’s parents asked me to replace two existing cabinets. The original cabinets (last picture) were made of a substrate covered in a plastic veneer which was peeling off and showing the manufactured substrate below. I kept the same dimensions and internal shelf layout the same and matched the coloring of their bathroom vanities, but used solid wood (excl. oak ply backing and panels) while keeping their mirrors and glass…unfortunately one broke during deconstruction.

Bridle joints for all four doors and doweled case construction for the cabinet. I don’t have a drill press, but borrowed a friends to build a jig for dowel alignment.

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#1 posted 06-05-2013 10:54 PM

I love the joinery on the doors- how did you cut the mortises on the long pieces? did you use the hand plane to clean up the tenons?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#2 posted 06-05-2013 11:39 PM

Beautiful cabinets….I love everything about them….colour, wood grain, handles hand made not shop bought just a great project….well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 06-06-2013 08:05 AM

Nice work, looks great.

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#4 posted 06-10-2013 01:48 PM

Fantastic bathrooms cabinets! Like the design, wood choice and the joinery. Love the handles. I’m sure your wife’s parents like them as well.

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#5 posted 06-10-2013 08:52 PM

Thanks for looking and for the comments.

Tooch – All of the door joints on the frame are bridle joints so I just used a tenoning jig made for my tablesaw for both mating parts. I didn’t have a flat toothed blade at the time so there was a little cleanup needed after but had a tight fit off the saw. I can’t remember, but assume I just cleaned up the joints with chisels.

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