Bathroom Wall Cabinet

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Project by Paul posted 01-04-2014 03:05 PM 14543 views 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My oldest son has moved down to the basement, and as such uses the small bathroom in the basement. However, there isn’t much space for everything in there, so my wife suggested I make a wall cabinet for his stuff. So, I grabbed my son, and we got to spend a day in the shop!

This cabinet is 24” wide, 36” tall, and 8” deep. It was made out of maple, and then naturally finished with 3 coats of wipe-on poly and then rubbed out with wool-lube. The face was all pocket hole jointed, while everything else was dado’ed and glued. I was able to use my rail and stile bit set again for the cabinet doors…. and used my parallel clamps that were on sale this past black Friday. (The Jet ones that were 50% off).

I made my own crown molding for the top with just a cove router bit, and then 45’ing the ends. I wanted to glue it on, but where it looked best was to match the gap from between the doors, and that left only 1/2” at the top. So, I ended up having to use a brad nailer and filling the holes with putty. No different than installing kitchen cabinets, I suppose.

It fits nicely next to the counter, and everything can be put away now. My wife (and son) are very happy that there is counter space available again!

-- Paul, Iowa

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#1 posted 01-04-2014 04:16 PM

Nice project.
I built a similar one for my bathroom out of WQSO. Yours looks custom made.

I wish I had more opportunities to work with my son when he was younger. They grow up so fast and they’re gone….. hope your son had fun and will continue woodworking with you.

thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 01-04-2014 07:07 PM

Fantastic, my wife just asked me to make one – love LJs for ideas. Your cabinet looks awesome, well done!

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#3 posted 01-08-2014 03:11 PM

Great looking wall cabinet! Well crafted and has very clean lines. Great job!

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#4 posted 01-11-2015 01:31 AM

real nice build, looks great

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

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