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Hi guys. Am new to the forum but have some experience working with wood. Dad and granddad were both full range carpenters in PA but I went to college and am nearing the end of a 30 year career with the UN. Am now in Amman, Jordan for the next few years and renting a nice rooftop flat that needs improvements and more shelving and storage. I'm trying (so far unsuccessfully) to attach drawings of plans for a bathroom unit I'll be making and appreciate any advice so I don't omit anything or do something stupid. Will be gluing and screwing it together. Having a local chap cut the pieces to size and I'll take it from there. Don't need a museum piece, just something functional that looks ok for the few years I'll need it. It'll stay behind for the next tenant. My main concern is that the pieces are the right sizes for what I want. A toilet and a bidet are under the long side and a clothes hamper under the "L". Thanks for any advice. Cheers and best regards, Ric from Amman.
 

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Thanks Jack. I'll have to read up on pocket hole jigs. But most likely I'll go the drilled holes, glue and countersink screws route. Gonna attempt again to attach the plans. Cheers, Ric.
 

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Bathroom shelves

Yes I thought to put strips on the sides to support the shelves. What about quarter-round? I also got someone to reduce the size of my drawings and am now attaching them. Any other advice much appreciated. Cheers, Ric.
 

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Hi guys. Using 15mm mdf white mel. Decent solid wood not easily available here. Had all the pieces cut in a local cabinet shop and they did a great job, down to the mm. Will be extremely careful with the half lap type joint. Dry fit is perfect. Couldn't get 1/4 round so using a diagonally cut 1" x 1" piece of mystery wood the guy threw in along with a bag of 1.5" mdf screws. Will post pics of the finished product. Thanks for the advice. Am now encouraged to keep on with additional projects. Cheers, Ric from Amman.
 

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Well I'm ready to assemble this and will certainly cover any exposed mdf edges with something not water based to seal them. I kinda like the look of the brown edges, ever so slightly beveled, with the white melamine and wonder if I could use say polyurethane on the edges. This would seal them and perhaps even darken them a bit. Except for the top shelf, the other shelves will simply be loose and lay on the supports which are glued and screwed to the ends of the unit. Gonna screw the thing together with no glue so I can dis-assemble it if need be. Putting plastic feet with rubber grommets on the bottom so it'll be about a full centimeter off the floor. Over here in Jordan it's so darn dry that even if water spashes on the floor it's dry in a few minutes. Virtually no humidity in the air, not even in the bathroom during a shower. Will post pics of the finished unit. Thanks for all your advice. Cheers and best regards, Ric.
 
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