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525 Bathroom cabinet part 4 “Skinny legged base”

June 14, 20147 Comments

I’ve finally navigated my way through the quagmire that is “the loose ends” of the final steps to completing a project. It was a rough trail with a few pitfalls along the way. But regardless of the route I took to get here, the final video of the bathroom cabinet project is complete.

view from the inside

In today’s episode we’re covering the basics of the construction of the base upon which the cabinet will sit. And I have to admit, it looks good from the front, but from the side it appears I may have misread my own dimensions?

At just under 8 feet tall, the combination of the cabinet and the base are pretty amazing, but it leaves me wondering if I should construct a step stool to reach the top shelf!

Regardless of the height or any of the details that bogged me down, the dark chocolatey color of the finish and the beautiful grains of the cherry veneers in the cabinet doors and sides make this cabinet absolutely gorgeous!

glass for cabinet door

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  1. jHop says:

    Looks great, but I have one question concerning the lid support you used. Why did you opt for the brass one? Why not the Chrome one Rockler has available? (http://www.rockler.com/stopmatic-support-with-catch) to keep in theme with the rest of the hardware?

    (Or is this one of those solutions that come up after you already finished everything?)

    I do love how the painted interior shows almost as much grain detail as the exterior. Tempted to add one to my to do list… few things in the way first.

    • Matt says:

      I was really surprised about the paint and grain also, very pleasantly surprised! As for the hardware, it was very much a last minute change as the original piece of hardware didn’t even come close to working.

      Given it’s only seen when the door is open, I’m not very worried about it…but it’s definitely something that would’ve been nice to have something better.

  2. Dwight Lundeen says:

    Matt,
    Curious as to why the handles on the upper cabinet doors are so high? Seems like it will be a stretch to reach them. Or was it a request by the customer?

    • Matt says:

      The original drawing provided by the client did have them a little high, but I think I could have moved them down lower once I had the piece built and realized how TALL the piece really was.

      Of course now is a great time to suggest we build a matching step stool to go along with it LOL!

  3. Brian Biggs says:

    Is this going to stand over the toilet? or against a wall. I need to go back to look at the fininshing posts – I heard your comments on wood talk, and you have intrigued me. I’ve used dyes only for turnings – I’ve not tried it on a piece of furniture yet – but you may have given me the bump I need to try it.

    Thanks for sharing!

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