Homeowner Hand-Builds The Most Incredible And Efficient Medicine Cabinet Ever

by Laura Caseley
Laura is a writer, illustrator, and artist living in New York City.

Finding a place to keep all your stuff can be a challenge, especially in a small room like a bathroom.

You need your stuff, especially necessities like toothbrushes and self-care items, but you don’t want them cluttering up the counter. Plus, let’s be honest: Toothpaste and deodorant packaging usually doesn’t match your decor.

So when there’s no more room to stash your stuff, and you don’t want to buy a big, unsightly plastic bin, what do you do?

Well, if you’re like Imgur user Unclewho, you make some room. Literally.

Unclewho designed and created a cabinet for his bathroom that holds everything he needs, but is completely invisible.

Walking in for the first time, you’d never even know this cabinet exists.

Lots of cabinets are beautiful pieces of furniture thanks to their craftsmanship and materials, like the one made from recycled pallet wood, but the beauty of Unclewho’s is how well its hidden, right behind the mirror over the sink.

And the best part is that he shared how he made it! And he shows some serious DIY bravery by cutting right into the bathroom wall.

Check it out below, and see if this is something that could transform your bathroom.

[H/T: Imgur]

Imgur user and home remodeler Unclewho started his quest for more storage by cutting a hole into his bathroom wall above the sink, where a mirror normally hangs.

Inside the wall, there was a stud that had to be removed, as he was also planning on running wiring through the cabinet.

With the stud removed, he ran the wires and started putting in the wooden crossbeams that would support the cabinet.

Then it was time to form the cabinet itself.

It’s basically a box with a backing board, and a frame that lies flush with the wall.

He also created ledges where shelves can sit.

When it was complete, he gave the whole thing several coats of shellac — although in hindsight, he says, he would have used something else. Shellac dissolves in alcohol, so any spills of rubbing alcohol or mouthwash could damage the finish.

But learning is what DIY projects are all about!

Then the cabinet was set into the wall. It creates extra space without coming out into the room.

There are also two holes cut into one side for two outlets. These, and the wiring behind them, allow electric toothbrushes and razors to charge while in the cabinet and out of the way.

He then installed some glass shelves on the ledges, and started stocking the cabinet.

Imagine all this stuff all over the counter. No thanks!

And note how the toothbrushes and razor can be plugged right in.

And instead of a hinged door, Unclewho opted to use drawer slides to save room.

Using soft-close drawer slides also means there isn’t a danger of the mirrored door slamming shut and breaking.

Would you be brave enough to cut a hole into your wall? Let us know, and SHARE this DIY with anyone who loves streamlining their space.