Bathroom Vanity

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Project by Tom Landon posted 01-26-2009 08:59 PM 3001 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The top is 5/8 plywood edged with poplar and is just set in place for the photo. The splashes are loose and the sink cutout is yet to be done. After installation the top is to get ceramic tile.

The box is constructed of 3/4 birch veneer plywood; the raised panel frames, base and fluting are poplar; and all the raised panels are MDF. Since it was to be painted, I didn’t want the panels moving and breaking the seams. Acrylic caulk was used on all the joints to make it seamless after spraying the vinyl sealer, the surfacer, and water white acrylic lacquer.

Hinges are european style and the knobs are solid brass.

I enjoy making “furniture quality” cabinerty much more than just boxes with doors.

-- Tom Landon, Lakeland, Fl. When you're through learning, you're through.

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#1 posted 01-26-2009 09:09 PM

Nice design, built and finish. I like frame and panel construction.
Great work Tom Landon!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Grant Davis

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#2 posted 01-26-2009 09:33 PM

Tom, thanks for the inspiration. This is on my list of things to do and yours looks awesome. Thanks for posting.

Are the corners actually posts? Could you post a picture of the top of the unit without the plywood top on it?

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#3 posted 01-27-2009 12:40 AM

Great finish, nice clean design and it definitely looks “furniture quality”. Excellent project.

-- Jason

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#4 posted 01-27-2009 02:21 AM

great job…looks great…..

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#5 posted 01-27-2009 02:39 AM

Very nico Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 01-27-2009 08:33 PM

This is the type of meticulous work that I aspire to. I’m at the “plywood boxes with doors” stage. What kind of plans did you work from, if any? Did you start in SketchUp or client desires or pencil on a napkin? I haven’t built anything from plans, always do my own design and as much or more time is spent in the thinking about as the building.

Very nice piece. Here is my next project, still in the SketchUp stage, and seeing your wonderful work is making m rethink the whole thing and I may just aim higher! You’re an inspiration!

From Furniture

-- Bob Costello

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#7 posted 01-27-2009 08:41 PM

Oh yeah! Very nice work. With my remodeling background I can appreciate furniture quality cabinets.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 01-29-2009 05:49 AM

Nice Vanity!

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#9 posted 02-04-2009 10:13 PM

Well designed and proportioned…looks like you made someone happy.

-- JC Davis ~ Kansas City ~ "Bring me that board stretcher"

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