Introduction: Bathroom Cabinet Shelf
I wanted to make a storage / medicine cabinet for our bathroom.
Did a quick design and ended up sticking with it pretty closely. Project came out quite nicely.
Step 1: Materials
I bought (1) 1"x6"x8'-0" and (2) 1"x2"x8'-0" boards of select pine.
Step 2: Cabinet
Cut and predrilled the cabinet to recess the holes then assembled with wood screws.
I ended up using a scrap piece of wood for the top piece.
Ideally the top piece should be 1 solid piece but i used what i had, and had to space the back out so it would overhang in the front. I figured sanding and paint would hide this well.
After assembly i cut a rabbet with my router for the backing plate to sit flush.
Filled all the holes with wood filler.
Sanded a bit, not much since its being painted.
Step 3: Doors
Cut the 1x1.5 wood to build the doors.
I used my kreg jig to drill pocket holes to assemble the doors. Makes assembly very easy. Wood glue can be used but i chose not to.
I wanted to cut a small groove into the door for the hinges to sit more flush. Used a router to do this.
The width of the doors required pretty careful calculations to make sure the gaps were consistent.
After assembly i cut a rabbet on the inside with my router for the glass to sit in.
Routering left rounded corners so i carved right angles at the corners with an old pocket knife.
Did some sanding and that was it.
Step 4: Glass
I cut glass to fit inside the doors. Cutting glass is easy but it doesnt always work. There are a few videos on youtube that helped me improve my cuts.
If glass is not preferred you can cut a thin sheet of wood and insert into the doors.
Step 5: Paint
primer and paint as desired.
After painting i added the back panel and nailed it to the cabinet.
Drilled some holes for the knobs and attached the doors.
I am almost finished, all that is left to do is put in an adjustable shelf inside the cabinet, and add magnetic door catches.