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Don't argue; if it took up my shop time then as far as I'm concerned it counts as a woodworking project :-)
These are just a pair of simple plywood boxes, fastened to the wall above our washer and dryer. I built them to fit flush to the ceiling, so they are quite tall. The carcass, and doors are 3/4" maple-veneer plywood.
In order to spiff up the project, I trimmed the doors in 2" wide cherry. I really like the way maple and cherry wood look together.
The project was finished with a coat of blond shellac, to bring up some colour, followed by 3-4 coats of water based flecto-varathane. (Marine quality, it's going to have to live in a humid environment)
You can't see it in the photo's, but both the top and the middle shelf have cut-outs in the back to accomodate the plumbing. The overall dimensions are approx 34 inches wide, by 24 inches tall, by 26 inches deep.
I was going to paint the cabinet white. However, since there is a shortage of cheap plywood right now (something going on in the BC forestry industry), a 3/4" sheet of Poplar was actually cheaper than a sheet of construction grade fir plywood. The front trim is some cherry, same as on the wall cabinets.
So, since the carcass was actually semi-decent cabinet plywood, I decided to finish it to match the wall units. I gave it a coat of blonde shellac, to warm up the tone of the wood (gives the poplar a bit of a yellow cast, instead of the pale white it comes as) and the applied three coats of exterior satin water based flecto varathane. A light sanding of 200 grit between coats helped smooth it out.
The end result is pretty nice. The three cabinets look like a set.
Thanks for reading!