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How to Build a Bathroom Medicine Cabinet (page 6 of 7)

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:

Install the Mirror

Cut the mirror to the size indicated using a glass cutter, or have it cut to the size at a home improvement center.

Cut the mirror backer to fit the opening in the door.

Drill three pilot holes for 1-inch screws on the 1/2-inch side of the backer stiles and backer rails as shown in Image 1.

Position the 3/4-inch side of the backer stiles (with the pilot holes facing inward) flush with the ends and edge of the mirror backer and attach using glue and 5/8-inch brads.

Position the 3/4-inch side of the backer rails (with the pilot holes facing inward) flush with the ends of the mirror backer and backer stiles and attach using glue and 5/8-inch brads.

Place the mirror inside the opening in the door. Place a sheet of newspaper or tissue paper on the mirror back.

Place the mirror backer assembly on top of the mirror and attach the backer stiles and backer rails to the inside of the door stiles and rails using 1-inch screws only, as shown in Image 2.

Stain and apply polyurethane to the mirror backer assembly.

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