Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Bathroom Cabinets Finished

Whew! I never thought I’d write that! Now I can seriously start thinking about tiling the bathroom. I’m very nervous about starting the tile so I won’t talk about it anymore today. Instead lets look at the cabinets.

On the 2 built-ins I made, I left the interior the natural redwood and painted the outsides in the Queen Anne’s Lace. It is a very pale green. The interiors are finished in boiled linseed oil and turpentine, and then one coat of shellac. These are still waiting for a pair of matching antique cabinet latches, which are racing towards in the mail as I write.

On the larger corner cabinet, that bottom door is still a bit wonky, and after everything I went through with it, I might need to make it again. I'm not going to worry about it now, though. I'll get the latch on and let it sit for a while, and then see how I feel about it.

Both cabinets will get a 6-inch base molding, and a tiled top. I hope there will be enough of the 2-inch hex tile for the tops. I also want to extend the tops out and put either a 3-inch or 2-inch crown molding that will span the gap between the top and the base. If not the crown, then a fluted 3-inch trim of some sort.

On the salvaged medicine cabinet, I painted it inside and out with the Queen Anne’s Lace. The cabinet pull came from Van Dykes, and I’m not overly thrilled with it, but it needs something, so what are you gunna do.

After the pictures of the cabinets there is another shot of natures optical illusion. I thought it was so cool that I wanted to show it again. Also, someone yesterday requested a side shot just to prove it was in fact a flat board.












3 comments:

Kathy said...

Have you ever visited the Curly Redwood Lodge? http://www.curlyredwoodlodge.com
Apparently they built an entire motel out of one curly redwood tree!

Poppy said...

You did a fab job on the cabinets Greg. Looks very nice.

I haven't been able to comment on blogs that require word verification for days now...today for some reason I can see the letters! YAY!

Love the purple glass in the window of the bathroom...glad you're going to keep it.

Also LOVE the curly redwood...it's gorgeous!!!

I think that covers all the comments I wanted to make and couldn't in the last few days :)

Greg said...

Thanks poppy, and Kathy, I've heard about the Curly Redwood Lodge, but never been there. I'd probably try and haul away some of the wood in my luggage if I ever went.