Bathroom vanity refresh

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Project by hasbeen99 posted 10-27-2008 07:36 PM 1868 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the summer, I’ve been working on refreshing the vanity in our guest bathroom. It’s a custom built unit, about 33 years old, with severely outdated style, worn out hardware, and water damage.

I stripped the cabinet down to original wood and covered the carcass with pressure sensitive walnut veneer from Rockler. I then built brand new drawers and cabinet doors. The drawer fronts and cabinet doors are 1/2” oak ply, again with walnut veneer. The drawer boxes are poplar with lock-rabbet joinery. I custom-made the trim for the doors and drawer fronts on my router table from solid walnut stock.

I used full-extension drawer glides and blum hinges for the cabinet doors. My wife found the pulls on ebay.

I stained the whole thing with Minwax Dark Walnut stain/finish, then topped it with three coats of Minwax satin finish poly. It was my first “finished wood” project, and taking that into consideration I’m pretty happy with it. I learned a lot that I’ll be using for future projects, though.

-- "The only thing that counts is faith, expressing itself in love." --Galatians 5:6

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#1 posted 10-27-2008 08:51 PM

Great finish.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 10-28-2008 01:57 AM

Thanks! :)

-- "The only thing that counts is faith, expressing itself in love." --Galatians 5:6

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#3 posted 10-28-2008 06:07 AM

Great end result 99. Beaut veneer, looks new.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 09-03-2009 03:06 AM

Hasbeen99 that’s a fine looking update to the vanity. I haven’t tried any veneering yet and it sorta intimidates me. Nice work and I hope you’ll post up your jewelry box work!

-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....

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#5 posted 09-03-2009 03:11 AM

looks good

-- Custom furniture

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