LOML remodeled her bathroom. It looks great but, she's been waiting on 'someone' to run a separate switch for the fan and to come up with something to fill the hole where the medicine chest used to be. The hole-filler is to be a little display area for a couple of her decorative items. With my last few larger projects finally done, its her turn. I am to use a finish that will complement the existing vanity and mirror so, contrary to my usual, I will stain this quite dark. Some time spent in the mad-scientist-lab of color mixing (commonly known as my outfeed table with a tarp tossed over it) I came up with a color she likes. The base wood will be some mahogany:
The cabinet sides will be 1/2" with 3/8" shelf pieces. I find that with thinner stock, a sliding dovetail make a quick and strong joint without having to resort to a pinner. To make things easier on the small DT bit, I run a saw kerf along the line before routing. A backer-block makes for a clean exit.
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The face framing will be as shown in the incomplete SU drawing and echos the mirror frame in style. Feels good to be working on something that I might actually finish over a weekend . Only the DT joint at the "shelf/support" joint will be visible when complete.