The cabinet, installed in one of the corners of the bathroom, does not take up much space and allows you to store a lot of items. The purchase of such an element of furniture will require noticeable expenses. But the cabinet can be made almost without cost with your own hands from improvised materials of various sizes and colors, which will naturally fit it into the interior of the bathroom.
It will take
- PVC pipe;
- furniture card hinges;
- fixing screws;
- solid wood;
- ordinary nails;
- spray paint;
- furniture handles, etc.
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Instruments: construction tape measure, marker, hacksaw, metal ruler, grinder, drill, manual milling cutter, hammer, grinding sponge, etc.
The process of making a cabinet-locker from a PVC pipe for a bathroom
From the edge of the pipe we measure a piece 50 cm long and cut it off with a hacksaw.
We draw a longitudinal line along the outer surface of the pipe, parallel to the axis of the pipe. From this line in both directions along the surface of the pipe, using a flexible measuring tape, set aside 13 cm and draw two lines parallel to the original line.
We set aside 18 mm from one end of the pipe, and 36 mm from the other end, and with the help of a measuring flexible tape we draw two annular closed circles. Using the grinder, we make a slot along one of the side lines within the annular circles.
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We install three furniture card hinges along the slot at an equal distance and fasten them with screws on both sides of the slot. We repeat the same with the second side line.
We make transverse cuts along the annular circles within the lateral longitudinal lines, as well as along the central longitudinal line. We eliminate the cuts with a hacksaw blade. The result is two swinging doors thanks to furniture card hinges.
On the surface of the solid wood, taking the end of the pipe as a template, we draw three circles along the inner surface and cut them out using a manual milling cutter. We install one circle transversely in the center of the pipe, drill holes in its wall opposite the circle and fix it in the pipe, hammering at least three nails into the holes from the outside.
We do the same with the two remaining circles, having previously installed them at the ends of the pipe. Possible gaps between the inner wall of the pipe and the end circles are filled with putty.
We remove the doors by unscrewing the screws from the card hinges, and process the surface of the cabinet body and the door with a sanding sponge. After that, the doors and body of the cabinet are painted in different colors with spray paint.
After the paint has dried, we install the doors in place, fasten the handles to them and fix the cabinet in the corner of the bath in any way. You can store various hair care products, body skin care products, etc. in lockers.