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The illustration represents a shaving cabinet mounted on an adjustable pedestal, whose style and size are such that it may easily be moved about or set away without requiring much room. The material required for its construction is as follows:
1 framed mirror, 8 by 10 in.
1 square-head bolt and wing nut, 1/2 by 4 in.
2 cabinet sides, 1/2by 7 by 15 in.
2 partitions and shelf, 1/2 by 6 by 6 in. 1 cabinet top, 1/2by 7 by 10 1/2 in.
1 cabinet bottom, 1/5by 6 by 10 1/2 in.
2 cabinet backs and doors, 1/2 by 6 1/2by 10 1/2in. 4 cabinet moldings, 1 by 4 by 4 in.
1 cabinet support, 2 by 2 by 26 in. 4 pedestal moldings, 1 by 1 by 6 in. 4 pedestal frames, 1 by 3 by 36 in. 1 base, 2 by 12 by 12 in. Screws, nails, and varnish.
The sidepieces of the cabinet are extended at one corner, thereby forming the supports for the mirror. The door fits in between the sides and may be attached either by hinges or two wood screws, one on each side, holes being bored in the sides forming a loose fit for the screw so they can freely turn with the door. The pedestal consists of a 4-in. square box resting on the base block, and secured in place by means of molding strips. The sliding support for the cabinet consists of a 2-in. square piece secured to the bottorn of the cabinet by means of molding, and provided with a slot so the support can freely slide over the clamp bolt, which fastens it in place by clamping it against the pedestal. If it is desired to conceal the head of the bolt, a recess should be made in the pedestal frame for it, as shown, so the support will freely slide over it. Before assembling the pedestal it will be necessary to drill a hole in the front side in line with the recess of the back side, and insert the bolt. If this precaution is not taken, it will not be possible to insert the bolt, unless a hole be made for the head either through the back side or front side. - Contributed by D. Toppan, Water-vliet, N. Y.
Ill: The Mirror and Cabinet are Mounted on a Pedestal That can be Moved as Desired