Good Questions: Very Picky Modern Cabinet?

Good Questions: Very Picky Modern Cabinet?

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 5, 2006

Hello AT,

I live in manhattan. I'm in the middle of an extensive gut renovation in a minimal/modern style. I'm looking for a good, solidly built, medicine cabinet to recess into my bathroom wall.

I'm being Very particular- I want two sliding mirror doors, absolutely NO bevels on the glass, and as plain/little detail as possible.

All I find everywhere are these hinge door versions with beveled edges. I've had them before- I don't like the doors swinging out into the space of the small bathroom, and I don't like the bevelled edges that invariably chip....

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The closest I have found is a model made by NuTone (Beauty Glide, Model SB330- see image) that has a stainless steel frame. However, I'm contining my seach in the hopes of finding and even simpler one without the think frame... I've seen some in apartments I've looked at, that look like they were maybe from the 50s/60s, that only have a tiny 1/4" aluminum edge at the bottom and top for the track for the mirror to slide in. Unfortunately I've not seen a brand on them and don't know what my chances are of finding an old one available to buy, in good shape. I'm going to take a trip up to The Demolition Depot later this week or next Saturday (they're closed today, on Sunday). Any more help or advice is appreciated. I can't believe what a task this medicine cabinet search has become.

Thank you, ChrisG

Dear Chris,

Jill says to check out Robern's M Series Cabinets, which are super, totally minimal, but DO hinge out. In all her searching she hasn't seen any that slide!

Anyone else???

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