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��An Easily Made Bathroom Cabinet and Medicine Chest

THE simple construction of this cabi- net will recommend it to those who would take pride in making some useful piece of household furniture, but

���END VIEW Medicine cabinet with mirror and drawer for toilet articles for the bathroom

who because of lack of skill have not attempted the articles designed for the experienced craftsman. It is made of oak. The pieces may be ordered from a planing mill planed, sandpapered and cut into the desired lengths. The mir- ror door is a standard size framed mirror, which can be purchased at any department store.

The upper or main cabinet is parti- tioned for medicines by two full-widtli shelves and onv half-width shelf. Below the main cabinet there is a comi)artment ff)r toilet articles. The front of this compartment is hinged to the i)ottom and lets down to form a shelf on which to rest the shaving mug or other toilet accessories. This front or door is pro- vided with a small drawer-lock. The two knobs are added to relie\-e the plainness.

The following materials arc recjuired to make the cai)inet: t, pes. •^;^.\,sK"xi4," lop, bottom and bcjttom shelf; 2 pes.

��}4"x\}/i"xi4", upper shelves; i pc. M"x3"xi4", lower shelf; 2 pes. ^'xG' X30", sides; l pc. >^"xi4"x3o", back; i mirror, framed, I4"xi8"; i pc. %"x5" X14" front of lower compartment; i cupboard-catch for mirror door; i pr. lyi" butt-hinges for mirror door; 1 pr. i}^" butt-hinges for lower door; 2 small wooden knobs for lower door;

1 small drawer-lock for lower door;

2 pes. of dog chain for lower door. The cabinet is put together with ij^"

round head blued screws; 46 are re- (juired, 22 to attach sides to shelves, top, and bottom, 8 for sides to back and 18 for back to shelves, top and bottom. The easiest way to assemble the cabinet is to tack the back to the shelves, top and bottom, using small nails, two in each. This will hold them in place while boring the holes and setting the screws. Then screw sides to back, shelves, top and bottom, boring }^-in. hole for each screw. Then hang the two doors and finish with a stain. — T. H. Lixthicum.

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��Clothes-Rack for Use Indoors and Outdoors

OOD clothes-rack for use in the ouse can also be hung over the line out of doors. It is made out of a few large galvanized wires and some light strips of wood. A pair of ordinary hinges may be used to hold the two parts together or a joint may be made like the one in the drawing, with a long wire and a half dozen screw-e\'cs. Half-inch lumbiT an inch and a half wide is strong enough for the frame. The dimensions should be about 18 by 36 ins. for each side. This will give 24 ft. of drying space, nearly as much as the ordinary clothes-horse which sits on the floor and

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���A V-shaped back for hanging laundered articles where there is a limited space

takes up more room. .\ screw-hook secured in the middle top enables it to be himg up in the house when full of articles to dry. — Vav\. R. Strain.

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