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Need more storage in the bathroom? Try this simple woodworking project to give you an extra place to stash toiletries and cosmetics.

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  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Need more than just a mirror in a small or half bath? This project will give you a mirror and a good bit of storage. It's perfect over a pedestal sink or vanity. The finished dimensions are 25 1/2" tall x 24" wide x 7 1/4" deep.

This project uses pocket-hole joinery in a couple of steps. If you're not familiar with it, take a look at the basics.

Cut List

(all sizes in inches)
main shelf (1) – 3/4 x 5-1/2 x 15-1/2
sides - (2) – 3/4 x 5-1/2 x 24
back (1) – 3/4 x 23 x 24
top (1) – 3/4 x 7-1/4 x 24
bottom (1) – 3/4 x 7-1/4 x 24
face frame rails (2) – 3/4 x 1-1/2 x 14
face frame stiles (2) – 3/4 x 1-1/2 x 24
side shelves (6) – 3/4 x 3 x 6-1/4
door rails (2) – 3/4 x 1-1/2 x 12-1/2
door stiles (2) – 3/4 x 2-1/4 x 23-1/2
door rail trim (2) – 1/4 x 2-1/2 x 12
door stile trim (2) – 1/4 x 1-3/4 x 23-1/2
mirror (1) – 1/8 x 12-3/8 x 20- 3/8
mirror backer (1) – 1/4 x 12-7/16 x 20-7/16
backer stiles (2) – 3/4 x 1/2 x 20-7/16
backer rails (2) – 3/4 x 1/2 x 11-7/16

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