After working for several months on this, I am happy to say that it is completed. Judy and I hung it on the wall today and it looks great!
As mentioned previously, our new home has 3 bathrooms, but none have medicine cabinets. This one hangs in the main guest bathroom. Our new home contains a mix of walnut stained trim, oak cabinets in the bathroom and kitchen, and then all of our Arts & Crafts furnishings. That left little question in our minds about the style of this unit.
Since medicine cabinets kind of predate Arts & Crafts, this style borrowed some from a tiny picture I saw in a new home with new cabinets.
We bought the hardware at our local Menards store in Omaha. I can’t say that I am overly impressed with the quality of the hinges, but the pulls look great.
The ebonized shelf is finished with spray lacquer and waxed with furniture wax. The surface is nice and large for decorative items that Judy wishes to use in the bathroom.
The rest of the cabinet was dyed with 5 parts Medium Brown and 4 parts Orange water-based dye from General Finishes. All other pieces of the cabinet received several coats of Minwax satin Wipe-on Poly.
The cabinet is mounted to the wall utilizing a French Cleat with the bottom half screwed to the wall and the screws covered with oak plugs.
I used rare earth magnets from Lee Valley as door catches.