Medicine Cabinet

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Project by D11RDozer posted 09-27-2013 03:02 AM 1701 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet is based on the design from Matthew Teague’s Fine Woodworking article, Wall Cabinet in Cherry. I adjusted the dimensions to fit my needs as a medicine cabinet for my master bathroom. It’s about 18” high x 12” wide by 4” deep.

The cabinet was built using scrap walnut. I chose the best grain for the most prominent parts. The door panel was re-sawed and bookmatched from the most interesting board I had. The top and bottom were glued-up panels since I didn’t have any pieces that were wide enough as-is. I used 1/4” red oak plywood veneered with peel-and-stick walnut veneer for the back panel. I also turned the knob which was probably the most fun part for me.

The finish is simply three coats of Minwax Tung Oil Finish followed by a coat of wax applied with #0000 steel wool.

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#1 posted 09-27-2013 12:18 PM

Great cabinet there, looks beautiful. Love the cherry, and the book matched door is super. Shaker design and cherry wood, can’t go wrong with that combination.

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#2 posted 09-27-2013 01:07 PM

Nice job. Beautiful wood and build.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#3 posted 09-27-2013 01:48 PM

Great job. Joinery looks really clean.

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#4 posted 09-27-2013 02:22 PM

Sharp looking piece! Very nice dovetails and finish.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#5 posted 09-27-2013 03:44 PM

Excellent cabinet, I love the WALNUT! You did a nice job choosing your grain to highlight the wood. The rails and stiles really allow the panel to shine. Thanks for sharing.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#6 posted 09-30-2013 03:24 PM

Fine looking cabinet! The walnut is gorgeous. It has clean lines, great joinery and beautiful finish. Great job!

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