How to Build a Bathroom Cupboard

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How to Build a Bathroom Cupboard

The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the average home. Most families need to store many personal items in the bathroom, including toiletries, towels and the likes. The easiest solution for organising all of these items is a bathroom cupboard. Many homes come with bathroom cupboards, but others may not or the cupboard may be in disrepair. Consumers may purchase cupboards, but new ones tend to be expensive. With the proper knowledge and materials, it is easy to build a bathroom cupboard as a DIY project.

 

Choose a Style

There are many different styles of cupboards for a typical bathroom. Some are capable of holding a sink, while others may be tall enough to reach to the ceiling. When choosing a style, it is important to consider the items that the cupboard will store. It is also important to decide on a standing cupboard or one with a counter space that can double as a vanity.

 

Type

Purpose

Size

Cabinet with sink area

Storage

Vanity and sink

Large

Corner cabinet

Storage

Medium to large

Wall-mounted cupboard

Storage

Decoration

Small to medium

Standing cupboard

Storage

Decoration

Medium to large

Storage bench

Storage

Decoration

Sitting space

Medium to large

 

There are many different variations of these types of cupboards. There may also be other styles available to purchase or build, as the solutions for bathroom storage are endless. Choose the design that best fits the needs of the space, and then make it happen.

 

Choose the Material

Builders can use several different materials to design a bathroom cupboard. The most popular and easiest to use, however, is wood. Any wood works just fine, but oak is a popular choice because of its durability and appealing grain. Wood is suitable for the sides, top and back of the cupboard, as well as a small strip to run the length of the front opening. Most cupboard styles also require one or more doors.
A sink cabinet also requires a benchtop in a material such as granite, laminate or wood. Laminate is a popular option because it is inexpensive and highly durable. Granite is also popular, though it is somewhat more expensive because it is visually appealing and lasts for a longer time.

 

Assemble the Cupboard

After purchasing the materials, cut the cupboard pieces. Measure the amount of wood needed for each side and back of the cupboard. Do not include the amount needed for the front. Use wood glue and screws to assemble the pieces. The front of the cabinet will consist of a thin strip of wood that runs directly down the middle. Glue and screw this into place as well. Next, attach the doors by screwing the hinges directly to the doors and wooden sides of the cupboard.
If making a sink cupboard, now is the time to cut a hole for the sink that is slightly smaller than the sink's circumference (otherwise the sink may fall through the hole). Use caulk to seal around the sink when finished. Install the plumbing inside the cabinet space.
When designing a cupboard without a sink, simply use wood to finish the top of the cabinet, or opt to place a benchtop made of stone or laminate instead.

 

Buying Bathroom Cupboards and Supplies on eBay

Sellers on eBay list the materials necessary to finish a bathroom cupboard. You may also purchase finished cupboards. The feedback system allows you to easily find the best seller from whom to purchase the materials. Start your search by simply typing what you seek into the search bar atop any page. Building a bathroom cupboard may seem like a task, but it is quite simple when broken down into basic steps. The most important things are to choose the best type of cupboard for your space and buy the materials from a reputable seller.

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