I didn't have a plan for this one; I was mostly winging it and measuring in finger to elbow lengths (hence the 1-2 swear words), but I think it ended up resembling a bathroom cabinet. And what's that, you ask? A herringbone pattern??? Why, yes. I've been obsessed with herringbone lately, so I thought I'd give it a try with some 30 cent lattice strips that I cut down to little 4" chunks (sorry for the endless miter sawing, neighbors).
And of course, the coolest part is that it cost $9.68 for everything. Just a 1x4, a 1x3, 4 lattice strips, scrap plywood, some pocket screws, that sexy door pull, a magnetic closure, and little baby hinges (that I painted black because they were that gross chromey brass color. Does anyone even not puke when they see that finish?).
I wanted to surprise him by having it fully installed in said bathroom when he got home from work. But you know, I quickly learned a profound and valuable life lesson: It's impossible to install a bathroom cabinet by yourself. And let that be a lesson to you, kids.
ps-As you can see, with some help from pop-in-law, it did finally find its home above the toilet.