I’m redoing the tiniest of tiny bathrooms. One entire wall is occupied by the tub. The other wall is taken up by the vanity and one of those gigantic mirrors. In between those small walls is the throne. If you are seated at the throne, there is just enough room to open the door.
I started on the countertop simply because I already knew exactly how I wanted it.
Here are a few work in progress shots.
I have already received some outstanding advice from my good friend Grandpa Len. Honestly it’s probably all the advice I need. His advice runs from surface preparation to the application of WaterLox. I feel pretty danged comfortable with my plans to water proof all of my surface areas.
But you know, we talk about things here. All the tidbits of advice and opinions are worthy of consideration. By all means, please chime in. I’d love to know what your think about waterproofing and durable finishes.
Do you have any advice on plumbing installation?
What kind of bead should I surround the drop in sink with?
How about finish maintenance?
This countertop features a bunch of short pieces I picked up from Rockler when they were selling. I had bought a warped scrap of zebra wood from them that shaved down nicely. I love the touch it added to the surface. Of course, I had my own scraps I just added to the mix.
The substrate is a piece of furniture grade plywood. I’m going to focus a lot of time on waterproofing that puppy as well.
Thus far, I have used Titebond III glue exclusively. I feel pretty confident that it will hold up very well.
I have a silly little story for you. A few years back I was gluing up something or other with Titebond III. I wiped some excess glue off my finger and on to my blue jeans. I totally forgot about it and kept working. I just took this picture a moment ago.
Yep – years of washing and lame attempts to scratch it off have been fruitless. The spot is still stiff and the demim is still the same color as the day I wiped the glue onto my jeans. I have faith in Titebond III. ;)
Have a great day. I look forward to your input!
-- Thanks for all the lessons!