The (New) Medicine Cabinet

Made at 173

In our last post I talked about an old Made at 173  project - the old medicine cabinet.

As you can see, the cabinet was overflowing with those remedies to ameliorate the pains and dyspeptic disorders of the aging denizens of 173,  Clearly it was time for a larger cabinet, and what better time than after a relatively major project that left scraps lying about the ol' workshop.  If you've read this blog for any amount of time, you know I like finding uses for project scraps, most of which can be seen on the Made at 173  page at the top of the blog.  

Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say. - W. H. Auden

And so it began,  The plan was simple - make a bigger medicine cabinet, and use only materials leftover from the kitchen project, or stuff on hand at 173.  

The divider and shelves were an interesting mix...sawn-to-size, repurposed shelved from the kitchen nook, a piece of scrap wood, and a piece of scrap PVC board from some long-forgotten project.  The door were also made from some piece acquired long ago:

The hinges were leftover from the kitchen, but that isn't saying much.  When I ordered hinges off Amazon, I didn't read carefully, and didn't know hinges came in pairs (doh!).  So I ended up with twice the number of hinges that were needed...know anyone that needs hinges?  The handles (seen below) were the original cabinet handles, which is a nice way to integrate the original, which is something I always like to do if I can.  I also went retro, old-school, old fashion (or whatever else you wanna call it) and painted the cabinet white (leftover paint from the kitchen).

But - it was just a little too plain.  So, like I did with the buffet-side cart-typing table-thingy in the dining room, I made a stencil to add just a modicum of design to the cabinet:

And so, without further ado, here is the new medicine cabinet in its natural habitat:

There you go, a fun and useful little project - Made at 173!

PS:  That picture gives a hint at the kitchen reveal which is coming soon!
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