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07-19-2014 05:39 PM

I am wanting to make a cabinet for the bathroom. I don’t have experience with designing for humidity. What type of wood would you use for a bathroom cabinet?


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#1 posted 07-19-2014 06:22 PM

I just made some from red oak (drawer fronts, doors and face frame) and red oak ply for the carcass.

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#2 posted 07-19-2014 09:04 PM

You can use pretty much anything you want.
Just seal it really good and use a waterproof finish, like general finishes arm-r-seal, enduro clear poly, etc.

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#3 posted 07-19-2014 10:26 PM

really? Just seal it? What about veneer? Will that work for veneer on plywood too?

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#4 posted 07-19-2014 10:33 PM

What do you mean by veneer? Like real wood veneer? Or the cheap particle board stuff?

Basically, if it’s unfinished wood you want to seal it.

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#5 posted 07-20-2014 03:14 PM

I just built a sink vanity with matching shelves and towel holders out of walnut. I wouldn’t worry so much about the wood but I would put a polyurethane finish on what ever you use.

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#6 posted 07-20-2014 03:53 PM

I did my bathroom in wood over 20 years ago. It’s held up beautifully over the years. The only damage/problem I’ve ever had is a knot recently fell out (under the blue tape) and small leak where the wood meets the tub causing some discoloration of the wood (see picture). I have plywood, pine, oak and cedar it the bathroom.

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#7 posted 07-21-2014 01:16 AM

Alaska Guy, I LOVE those countertops! And they look pristine after 20 years.

2 questions: What did you finish them with and have they been refinished since new?

Not trying to highjack this thread :)

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#8 posted 07-21-2014 01:32 AM

The finish has never been re-done in all these years. The finish was a product call Gym Floor and I don’t remember the brand name.

As I understand it, products for Gym Floors are essentially a Polly product formulated to be slip resistant. I know the finish on mine was an oil based product.

PS we put on 5 coats as I remember

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#9 posted 07-21-2014 02:13 AM

Thanks for the quick reply AG. I’ll Google Gym Floor.

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#10 posted 07-22-2014 12:17 AM

Gym floor is the old name for waterlox I believe. If not the exact same it’s very similar. Used it on some butcher block counters. It is awesome!

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