Sunday, November 05, 2006
Medicine Cabinet & Bathroom
It's been a long time coming, but Steve finally has the medicine cabinet installed. As you can see from the photos, the mirror cracked while Steve was putting it in, so we have to go get another one today.
Just another example of how nothing ever goes perfectly- or very rarely anyway. But that's okay, we're in synch with that really!
I think it turned out beautifully. This piece is made with 5/4 (1 & 1/16") rift sawn oak, which has a straighter grain than plain sawn lumber. The design mimics the existing woodwork throughour the house. He even used a spare crown piece for the cap. The door is made with mortise and tenon construction. To save time, the frame was screwed together.
The hinges are Japanese butterfly hinges and are nickel plated. He could not get the hinges he really wanted (traditional nickel plated ball-type hinges) because they were out of stock. The Japanese butterfly hinges do not have a pin that is removed and they just lift right off.
Here is the inside. He used 3/8" beveled tempered glass. It is not cheap either, but it looks nice and is quite sturdy.
Here's a photo of the bathroom pre-renovation. The tile was in especially bad shape as you can see in the next photo.