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Project "dehab"

  • September 6, 2016
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Everybody does rehab, but who does dehab? How do you take a newer "builders grade" house and make it feel warmer and more personal. Answer: Dehab it. Take something generic and make it better than new. This example, the stock medicine cabinet. Remove the plastic frame (which luckily was already broken) and fine a nice 2x4 frame that you can customize. I cut a piece of beadboard sheet for the back, framed the walls with mdf, cut shelf slats using a table saw, and cut shelves out of a 2x2 1/4 sheet of plywood. I then reattached the original mirror from and added a cabinet magnet. I actually gained valuable square inches of storage as well!

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  • This is a huge improvement, and what a great idea! It could be summed in the idea of adding character to a new space. Your Dehab project is a great example of taking a space from merely functional to functional and beautiful.
    By RYOBI Nation, on September 7, 2016

  • @Ryobi Thanks I appreciate it. Another thing I didn't mention, I used all scraps except the 2x2 plywood, but even if I bought everything it would have cost less then buying a replacement plastic drop in...
    By DI Y did I try that?, on September 7, 2016

  • That's even better! Great work!
    By RYOBI Nation, on September 8, 2016

  • I definitely like the beadboard look. Very nice!
    By fEzZ, on September 18, 2016


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Project "dehab"

by DI Y did I try that?
Sep 06, 2016

Everybody does rehab, but who does dehab? How do you take a newer "builders grade" house and make it feel warmer and more personal. Answer: Dehab it. Take something generic and make it better than new. This example, the stock medicine cabinet. Remove the plastic frame (which luckily was already broken) and fine a nice 2x4 frame that you can customize. I cut a piece of beadboard sheet for the back, framed the walls with mdf, cut shelf slats using a table saw, and cut shelves out of a 2x2 1/4 sheet of plywood. I then reattached the original mirror from and added a cabinet magnet. I actually gained valuable square inches of storage as well!