Well, finally the bath cabinets are starting to look a little interesting.
First pic is the painted one that inspired my rather odd observations about milk paint over in the finishing forum. Its been so long since I built cabinets, I forgot how high to make the toe kick. Guess this one gets to sit on a curb.
Second picture is of course Jean's bath cabinet. I'm still wondering why she gets the nice one. Probably best not to dig too deep into that. Fun to build anyway, even in spite of all the 45's. I even used some of my hoard of nicely air dried oak that seems to make flat doors. For years I've been trying to figure out why so many doors come out a little bent, and I'm becoming more convinced (without much scientific backing) that its due to rapid drying of comercial lumber. Whatever the reason, it sure is nice when they come out flush at all four corners. Panels are some mesquite scraps I had around.
Next we have the same cabinet with the doors open. One day that nice space will be full of my rather loose interpretation of plumbing. At least I'll have lots of room to fool around in this one.
Next is the mesquite veneer for the drawer fronts. I didn't have any quite the right size for these, so we decided to veneer them, in quarters no less.
Fifth shot is planing veneer. Kind of a pain, as mesquite likes to tear out where the grain changes direction, which is about 2" from any given point on the face. Lots of sideways planing and LOTS of blade honing. Good exercise I guess.
Last shot is clamping the veneer to the plywood drawer face. Really just an excuse to show off my favorite clamps.