Walnut Vanity & Concrete Countertop

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Project by Kwit posted 01-16-2016 07:39 PM 2063 views 12 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been a long time since I’ve posted…. I gutted my main bathroom to renovate, and this is the vanity I built for myself. It is Black Walnut fronts with a homemade concrete countertop. The vanity construction was pretty straightforward, the only trick was the layout of the planks so it appears that the front was cut from one continuous slab. The countertop was made using Cheng ad-mix and research done on the internet. The finish is Minwax Satin poly.

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#1 posted 01-16-2016 07:57 PM

I like how this whole project came out, you did a great job!!
Nice wood selection, concrete looks like a pro did it, the top and bottom really compliment each other..
G Vavra

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#2 posted 01-16-2016 09:35 PM

I love contemporary and this really shines a great all around project two thumbs up on this one

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 01-16-2016 10:01 PM


-- scott

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#4 posted 01-16-2016 10:50 PM

Great looking vanity, smooth flowing front, and homemade top, super.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 01-16-2016 10:57 PM

Very nice, I will be doing my guest bathroom in the next year or so, an I really like the top. Can you direct me to any site you used to make the counter top.

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho

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#6 posted 01-16-2016 11:52 PM

Thanks for the feedback

tkroupa – here’s the link to the Cheng site – lots of info all over the internet

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#7 posted 01-17-2016 03:19 AM

I absolutely love it. Fantastic job.

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#8 posted 01-17-2016 01:43 PM

It’s very creative and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 01-17-2016 03:25 PM

This is awesome. Exactly what I want to build for my master bath when I get around to redoing it

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#10 posted 01-17-2016 03:52 PM

looks great

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#11 posted 01-17-2016 05:47 PM

Super job it looks great


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#12 posted 01-17-2016 09:18 PM

Definitely favoriting this one. Love the wood choice.

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#13 posted 01-18-2016 03:06 PM

Wow this is beautiful – great work!!

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#14 posted 02-09-2016 07:51 PM

Now I know what I want to do in my bathroom. Thanks for sharing.

Could you write more about this? I have lots of questions.

How much of this is walnut?
What finish did you use?
How did you achieve that color in the concrete?

I like this so much that I really want to do nearly the exact same thing in my bathroom. What skill level should a person have before attempting to attempt this?

-- John, Rochester NY

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#15 posted 02-09-2016 08:44 PM

jhurrell – you can PM me if you want

The face was made of 4 planks of solid black walnut, seamed together to create a large “slab” which was what everything was cut from. The cabinet boxes are “european” style (aka Frameless) and they are just cabinet grade pine plywood stained to match the walnut with black on the edges that show in the joints. I finished it with Minwax satin poly (oil-based).

The concrete was poured using Cheng additives (see previous replies) – they include pigments for the color – this one is charcoal

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