Vintage Washboard Wall Cabinet

Posted by on March 3, 2015 in Decor | 11 comments

This Vintage Washboard redo and re-purposed project was made by my dad. He surprised me by making this for our cabin. We have now sold our cabin, but I couldn’t part with this piece. Now, we are enjoying this  Vintage Washboard Wall Cabinet hanging in our guest bathroom at home. I thought I’d share this special piece with you. My dad made a simple box and attached the washboard to it. If you’re handy with wood, this is an easy DIY project.

Vintage Washbord Wall Cabinet


A bit of light stain brought out a lot of the detail on the washboard.

Vintage Washboard Wall Cabinet

The box measures 12 1/2″ wide and 17 1/2″ long.

Small door hinges on one side attach the box to the washboard.

Vintage Washboard Wall Cabinet

Vintage Washboard Wall Cabinet

A simple latch keeps the box closed.

Vintage Washboard Wall Cabinet

A stained dowel added between the legs of the washboard makes a nice place for a hand towel.

Vintage Washboard Wall Cabinet

 Inside I place soap, lotion, cotton balls, extra toothbrushes, Q-tips and any other items that my guests may need. This Vintage Washboard Wall Cabinet is perfect in a bathroom or a laundry room! I love this piece and the memories that go with it.

Were you inspired to make one of your own?

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  1. I love this! I have an old washboard too and couldn’t quite figure out what to do with it, other than just hanging it on the wall. This will be one of my next projects. I think I will use it in my laundry room! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Glad the post gave you a new idea! I love it!

  2. First time here, visiting from Farmhouse News. I have one of these washboards hanging in my bathroom with 3 others. What a nice idea to use it as part of a cabinet!

    • Yes, it is especially special as a wonderful reminder of my dad!

  3. Thanks for sharing on Tips & Tricks- this is so neat! Hope you come back again this week! 🙂

  4. Hi Phyllis,
    This is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party.
    Have a great week.

  5. Oh goodness! This is SO neat! I love it!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  6. What a great idea! Love this. 😉

  7. Very nice!

  8. So creative! I just love when practical (the cabinet) meets cute (the washboard).

    • Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Appreciate it!

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