|Project by nakinaw||posted 01-02-2016 08:16 PM||593 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Hey guys! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything but I’ve been keeping tabs on the site. I wanted to share my latest project double vanity that I built for our basement bathroom.
A little back story. My wife and I have 4 kids and she runs a daycare. We bought a house a year ago with a mother in law suite in the basement. It was in rough shape so we gutted the entire thing and started over. We set it up and planned it so that it would completely accomodate the daycare. During the process we spent a lot of money, so to help save some I decided to build the vanity with materials I already had in the shop.
The face frame and doors are pine, the carcass is 3/4” maple ply and the inserts in the doors are 1/4” mahogany. The frame styles are 2 1/4” thick, the absolute smallest I could go because I used # 0 biscuits to put it together.
One design element that was important for us to incorporate was the void in the bottom to tuck step stools into. I’ve seen the ones that are in the toe kick and attached with drawer slides and wanted to do something like that but they wouldn’t have been tall enough for the little people that use it. This way we can just use the stools we already have and tuck them out of the way when not in use.