We want to build a cabinet for the dining room of our ranch house where the kids ( 9 and 12 ) can store there book bags and other school stuff.
As a joke we want to make it look like an outhouse. My sensitive 12 year old daughter doesn't think it's funny, but my wife does!
The basic design would be to build a 36" high, 34" wide and 17" deep cabinet in the form of 2 vertical lockers.
I have attached a primitive attempt at a sketchup drawing of what I want. I've used AutoCad, Turbo Cab and some other drawing programs. This Sketchup takes a little getting used to . . .
The case will be out of 3/4 BB plywood with a face frame on the front edges. There would be 2 doors opening on 270 degree hinges to swing out flat against the side of the case.
Option 1 on the doors would be to take some pine boards, put a bead detail on the edges, run them vertically with a z brace on the inside. There would of course be the requisite crescent moon cutout. I've heard that a sunburst was the "Men's Room" symbol and the moon was the "Ladies Room" symbol. I can't seem to find an example of an appropriate sunburst symbol. Can anyone point out some examples?
Option 2 would be a simple flat panel door. The panel would be plywood. I would make the crescent moon an applique as opposed to a cutout so you wouldn't see the ply edges.
The finish will be distressed paint and possibly a crackle finish. My involvement is supposed to end with delivery of the unfinished cabinet, but we'll see!!!
I'm not very fast in the shop, so this thread might take some time to get to the final pictures.