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Kinda Rustic, Kinda Shabby Chic, Kinda Antique Bath Side Liquor Cabinet

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Project by GCM posted 02-11-2014 12:05 AM 2206 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the winter time after a long day in the shed or garden I find nothing more relaxing than a long soak in the tub with a book, or magazine, or even a woodworking video – and a glass or 2 of Scotch whiskey.

So I built this batch side cabinet to hold those things in a tidy manner.

As I live in country house most of the furnishings etc have a rustic character about it so this fell in line with that concept. The final finish is an antique varnish and wax to match the rest of the bathroom décor. I probably should have distressed the edges etc. but I wasn’t game. My finishing skills are as yet very amateurish at best.

The basic design is from the Ana White site where it is described as a bedside table.

Cheers! (hic)...

-- Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.





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Michael Wilson

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#1 posted 02-11-2014 01:44 AM

Nice scotch :) I’m generally the only one around who’ll drink anything that peaty.

Nicer cabinet :)

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GCM

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#2 posted 02-11-2014 01:54 AM

@Michael Wilson

Thanks Michael, I have a slight preference for Lagavulin, which I find even peatier, but it has become scarce and expensive around here of late…

-- Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.

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Michael Wilson

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#3 posted 02-11-2014 03:00 AM

I’ve usually got a bottle of Lagavulin, Laphroiag or Ardbeg around. Talisker sometimes. As happy as I am to share it, I generally have to have “Johnny somethingnice” for company. Alas.

I really like Ana’s stuff. I just picked up her book a couple weeks ago, and as soon as it gets above freezing in the shop I’m due to make me some bedroom furniture. :-)

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GCM

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#4 posted 02-11-2014 03:33 AM

“I’ve usually got a bottle of Lagavulin, Laphroiag or Ardbeg around. Talisker sometimes. As happy as I am to share it,...”

Well if I’m ever in the neighbourhood ;-)

Yes, I have plenty on the list to do from that site as well. How do you find the book? I probably won’t get it as I would have to ship it over from the states and shipping these days is outrageous for some reason. But you never know.

I hope to see some photos of your builds in the not too distant future then :-).

-- Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.

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Rick

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#5 posted 02-11-2014 05:28 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

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Rick M

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#6 posted 02-11-2014 07:31 AM

Nice clean project. I prefer it without the whitewash but nicely done.

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GCM

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#7 posted 02-11-2014 09:15 AM

It’s certainly not a whitewash, it’s actually a very expensive “antique” varnish which actually cost more than the timber itself but I get what you mean…

-- Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.

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