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A Cabinetmaker's, Turn of the Century Bathroom

When we bought the house, the old bathroom had a Formica covered vanity and a linen closet which occupied a fifth of the interior space. When I finally got around to it, we gutted the entire room and could now start from scratch.

We wanted a turn-of-the-century look so I built wainscot from beadboard to surround the room.

I made a small door (to the left in the shot above) that gives us access to the shower fixture & plumbing inside that wall (as long as I was at it, I thought I'd do it right).

Bathrooms can be somewhat sterile so we hung pictures and small objects to warm it up.

As there's never enough room to hang towels, we shopped around for some cool looking hooks and used the back of the door.

We used radius edged tiles for the shower and the vanity's counter top. Here is a close-up of the wainscot meeting the tile.

I fabricated a towel rack and tissue holder for a strictly functional, turn-of-the-century look.


We purchased a medicine cabinet with mirrored doors. I sunk it into the wall and wrapped it with casing to make it appear like a framed mirror. I used the space inside an adjacent wall to give us more storage and made a special little door for it.


With the linen closet removed, I now had a long wall to build a serious vanity along. Drawers are so much more useful in a bathroom than door cabinets so I built it with fourteen drawers and a single door for the sink cab.

The larger drawers I built as pull out shelves so we could place cloth lined baskets within.

The cabinet that holds the sink invariably has a door with a single, false drawer front above it (to hide the side of the sink). A while back I had saved one of the hand carved panels from a folding room divider (which I disassembled to use in a kitchen). I finally found the perfect place for this little beauty.

After we did the floor tiles, we placed one of my wife's floor cloths (painted canvas) to make it easier on bare feet during winter mornings. A light mustard color for the walls and a dark green for the wainscot. It's a handsome little room now with lots of storage for all the things you'd ever need in the bathroom.

check out the website, if you'd like / Hudson Cabinetmaking, Inc.

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Nice work...that bathroom is awesome
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Nice work...that bathroom is awesome
thx, chsdiyer / we like it too

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Very nice work. Has a nice warm feel to it.
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Very nice. All the little things make the difference.

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Awesome bathroom! I love the cool pattern on the medicine cabinet door. Classy setup, man. You did a great job.
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Very nice. I especially like the access panel door. I am going to copy that to replace an ugly plastic access panel that I have in my daughters room.
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Very nice. I especially like the access panel door. I am going to copy that to replace an ugly plastic access panel that I have in my daughters room.
It was easy to make a little door and wrap some casing around it / even looks cooler than a blank wall & you'll notice I didn't try to hide it, let it be handled like any other door or window in the room / thx, avewads

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