Are there any woodworkers or craftsmen on these here parts? I want a wood medicine cabinet to put in my kitchen near my fire extinguisher and fire blanket, and I want it to be wood and white and pretty.
In other news, Lily has been upset with me all day because I DARED to launder her favorite dog beds in my office. The looks of anguished pain she gave me traumatized me and I will no longer launder her beds without replacements for the two hours they are being washed. Sheesh.
Lots of news today and I don’t have the energy to talk about any of it.
My wife is a doctor. I put in an Ikea Hemnes tall bathroom cabinet for her to serve as a 6 ft tall medicine cabinet and she loves it. But then she probably has more stuff to put in a medicine cabinet than the average bachelor: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/hemnes-high-cabinet-with-mirror-door-white-70217685/
There was news today?
Is the medicine cabinet on this page something like what you mean?
It is my (restored by me) bathroom which includes an old scavenged from the trash wooden medicine cabinet rehabbed by me and painted white. If so I have a similar old one in the attic that I think is complete and I could send you. (I’m a bit of a scavenger since I hate to see these old house parts that were well made get thrown away.) Someone would have to custom fit it to your application though. I’m a hobby woodworker but these are designed to fit between the studs let into the wall. It isn’t really a lot of work but it has to be done on site.
Also you could check out these folks for good replicas made in the old style:
I may be going to bed soon so I’ll check for replies later if I do.
@mvr: Yes, but MUCH MUCH smaller.
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@John Cole: Do you have dimensions? That one is 18 wide by 25 inches tall on the inside. Though the trim goes over the wall and makes it look bigger. The one in my attic may be smaller since standard stud spacing gives you 14 1/2 inches between the studs and you would lose another inch and half for an inside width of 13 inches or so. If you tell me the dimensions I could look in the attic tomorrow evening when I get home from work.
One thing I do not like about my house is that it does not have an attic.
Ordered this (ostensible) medicine cabinet to hang in the kitchen for use as a capacious spice cabinet. Snazzy yet understated look and the solidity and overall quality remains impressive some 6 or 7 years later. No issues or problems since installation, zero evidence of any wear and tear. Easily washable if needed, and no worry about absorbing odors or greasy residue as might crop up with traditional wood.
Doesn’t seem to be available in white, but maybe could be painted?
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Etsy’s got some nice ones. Don’t know if you want the mirror or not but the non mirror ones seem to be prettier and better priced.
As long as we’re letting the busy bees inside the computer do our research for us – I want a built-in magazine rack that fits between studs for my bathroom. I would also like it to be white and pretty, although black and pretty would be acceptable. (Bathroom has original 1940s black and yellow tile and is painted yellow with white trim.)
Cole, my neighbors have a salvaged vintage medicine cabinet in their kitchen and it is lovely. It has a glass-paneled door and they keep nice-looking glassware in it.
When you say fits between the studs do you mean inset within the wall or one that is attached to a wall?
@mvr: Love the floor tile and the retrofit mixer on the sink!
@John Revolta: Thanks. Did the tile job myself, and the sink arrangement came out of my next door neighbor Glenn’s garage. Glenn died in 2003 but I still miss him a lot. We were his back door neighbor and then his side door neighbor for several years and got to know each other over pulling weeds and talking across the fence. He was the old-style Republican that I could feel comfortable around in a way I can’t even with some of my current Republican friends around here. Korean War (Navy?) Vet, and gentle man. His wife died of Cancer about a year after my dad died and my mom had Alzheimers and 9-11 happened and we both felt kind of gobsmacked by the world.
So I like to look at that bit of plumbing and think of Glenn, who I did give a tour of the bathroom just after I laid the tile and installed the sink.
Thanks for the nice comment!
@mvr: What does that connecting pipe on the sink do?
RE officious intermedling with smelly dog bedding, I have to say I’m with Lily on this one.
Cole lives a charmed life, though he don’t realize it. Think the kind of new a** hole Tunch or Rosie would have ripped if Cole tried that nonsense with them.
A bit garish of a combination, red extinguisher, orange blanket and white cabinet. Perhaps you should get an interior decorator first.
In other news, electric car drivers score higher on psychopathy tests than beemers.
@mrmoshpotato: The mixer connects the two separate taps on the old sink so you can get a mix of hot and cold water, like a more modern sink has.
@mvr: There’s something written on the rim of your toilet! We had a house from about 1912 that had a toilet with writing inside the bowl: Gloria. You could flush a football down that thing.
@opiejeanne: Huh. All these years, Van Morrison was singing about his toilet?
@John Revolta: Ah.
@John Revolta: There was some speculation that a woman of that name had really pissed off the maker of that model.
If anyone remembers the name of the Malaysian restaurant where the jackals had dinner in Seattle a few years ago, please remind me.
@opiejeanne: vintage John Douglas toilet, Gloria model.
@opiejeanne: Maybe ‘Indo Cafe’ ?
Ooh, now you’ve hurt my feelings. Pout.
@sab: Hey sab, if you put an order in at my Etsy store I sent you an email. Been trying to catch you.
@ JGC, that cabinet NotMax linked to is really nice, now I want one too.
I am a woodworker, and more than competent, but not up on fashion. Given dimensions (both inside and outside) I could make something pretty and serviceable, but would need good guidance as to style.
@jl: Maybe the offense is the “smelly” part. Lily may have had that bedding smelling the way she wanted — that is, like her — and now it smells of fabric softener.
I was thinking that Lily was upset because she finally got the dog stink on her bed juuuuuust right and you ruined it by washing it. My dogs always give me a “wtf is this shit?” look when I wash their things. They get upset when they or their beds don’t smell like Fritos
@mrmoshpotato: It mixes hot and cold which can then go into a hose with a sprayer (like in an old barber shop). It doesn’t have the sprayer on it in the photo (or right now to be honest – but I have plans!).
@opiejeanne: Yeah I found it at a garage sale as I was preparing to restore/recreate the period appropriate bathroom. It says “Cooper and Cole Brothers, Lincoln Nebraska”. Since that was a local plumbing supplier back in the day I used it to replace the ugly newer toilet.
@mvr: It’s interesting and fun to look around your site. Always like finding out more about my fellow Juicers.
@Ohio Mom: Thanks! Now you know I’m a bit of a nut.
As long as we’re talking home improvement, maybe someone can help me out here – I’m looking for something I don’t even have a name for.
It’s something I saw a long time ago – a sort of deep, but narrow cabinet meant for a laundry room, to be set between washer and dryer, to hold detergent, bleach, fabric softener etc. Two drawers, total dimensions something like 24″ deep x 34″ tall x 8″ wide.
I actually want it for storage in my kitchen, between sink cabinet and fridge [and will have the front refinished to blend in] so I can add a countertop extended far enough to hold a coffeemaker and toaster-oven –
But that’s not important right now. What I need to know (at minimum) is what to call the goddamn thing so I can search for it online. If anyone knows where one or more types of the thingumbob can be found (online or IRL) I’d be most grateful. Thankykindly!
@Uncle Cosmo: Hate to tell you this, but I had no luck. I had one of those that came with my house and when I decided to get rid of it on craigslist, I searched all over for the name but had no luck. I just had to post it with a description. Apparently they have fallen out of fashion already, so their are none for sale for me to see what they are called.
Mine was made by whirlpool and was obviously made to match the style of specific models. It had rounded front drawers.
@AlaskaReader: That’s it! Thanks. I had to look at the front of the building because the name just didn’t sound familiar, and I would have sworn it was a Malaysian restaurant. The owner was very nice and the food was very good.
@AlaskaReader: That’s it! I’d forgotten the John Douglas part. You’d think they would have cleaned it before filming that.
Renovation in Portland OR has classy wood med cabs that either hang on the wall or can be recessed. Not cheap.
@Amir Khalid: … ? ? …
@gvg: Hey, thanx 4 going to the trouble. I googled “laundry room storage unit” and got a bunch of ideas at this site , one of which (#11) might work, but even if not there’s more than one way to skin that cat.
(Um, maybe I should rephrase that. Peel the zucchini, maybe…)
I could find a set of 2- or 3-level shelves with the right dimensions – heck, even I could probably build something out of wood or particleboard – put a masonite back on one long side & a couple of safety strips on the other to keep stuff from falling out, casters on the bottom and a black paint job to match the fridge. Then just roll it out whenever I need something (probably seldom-used small appliances or storage containers).
But y’know, the way my brain works, it seems I have to publicly admit being befuddled before it gets jogged into a productive course of action, so if I hadn’t asked the foolish question in da foist place, none of that would likely have occurred to me…so thanx again! ;^D