Published on May 18th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Nexus medicine cabinet

Anthony from Vancouver constructs a medicine cabinet that just screams elegance. Love love love it.

He says, “I did my bathroom a few months ago and created a medicine cabinet using a Nexus cabinet door from Ikea. I wanted more storage but didn’t want something that screamed ‘medicine cabinet’. The frame is constructed with 1×4 lumber and a backer board, and installed inside the studs before the walls were finished. The door itself is a 24×36″ black-brown Nexus door. I first glued and nailed a smaller piece of 1/4″ plywood as a spacer to give the mirror a floating effect. Then I glued on a 22×22″ custom-cut mirror using PL9000 construction adhesive. I added glass shelves and of course the blumotion door damper and it was done.”

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Jules Yap

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14 Responses to Nexus medicine cabinet

  1. Anonymous says:

    Stuck in MN – try J. Ring glass in St. Paul.

  2. Dianna says:

    Great work! A big upgrade from the old metal medicine cabinets.

  3. foobella says:

    This has to be one of my favorite hacks. Gorgeous.

  4. Stuck In MN says:

    does anyone know can you buy a custom-cut mirror at the (US) major home supply retailers? (home depot, kohls, etc)

  5. Hapi says:

    hello… hapi blogging… have a nice day! just visiting here….

  6. Clausewitz says:

    Oi. Parabéns por seu excelente blog. Gostaria de lhe convidar para visitar meu blog e conhecer alguma coisa sobre o Brasil. Abração

  7. Mrs C says:

    Thanks for explaining how to achieve that – great!

  8. Anonymous says:

    STUNNING! I want to make one!

  9. Dakoota says:

    Excellent Lighting Style!
    I Buy Lights

  10. Julien says:

    That’s an awesome idea, love the creativity!!! You would never guess there was something hidden behind.

  11. FrightenedByPenguins says:

    Beautifully done!

  12. Erik says:

    That looks pretty sweet altogether, nice job!

  13. Eddie from Ohio says:

    Love it but I’m guessing that opening even slightly beyond the hinges capabilities would result in broken drywall because of the leverage involved. Nice bath, anyway.

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