Bath Vanity

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Project by emetric posted 09-22-2009 05:37 AM 2287 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bath cabinet that I designed and built for a paying customer. They had a water incident in their home and the old vanity was destroyed. This design solved a few problems, first it had to be built to utilize the previously purchased counter top assembly. Second the space was only five feet wide and the customer wanted more drawers instead of doors only as was the case with the previous vanity. This way the customer got four large drawers in the small footprint that was required. The bottom drawers are installed on full extension drawers to eliminate the need to bend over and reach into the back of them and the middle drawers are on bottom mounted slides to maximize interior volume. This vanity was also my very first attempt at raised panel doors (not too shabby if I do say so myself). The carcass is constructed of birch ply and the face frames, trim/moldings, and doors are constructed of solid poplar. The finish is water-based Minwax stain and three coats sprayed high solids gloss lacquer. Needless to say the customers were very happy with the finished product. Please feel free to leave any and all comments.

-- "One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it." Master Oogway

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#1 posted 09-22-2009 05:53 AM

Good looking, and the pulls you used puts the icing on this one…....

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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#2 posted 09-22-2009 12:43 PM

Great job on the vanity!

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#3 posted 09-22-2009 03:44 PM

No wasted space in that vanity. Very nice.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 09-22-2009 05:05 PM

Awesome design. Great job.


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#5 posted 09-22-2009 05:16 PM

Whoa! Totally Pro! Nice work!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 09-22-2009 08:12 PM

Stock vanities waste a ton of space. That’s a much more efficient design.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#7 posted 09-23-2009 05:59 AM

Great Lookin Vanity

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 09-23-2009 05:24 PM

Great design and it is finished very beautiful. AAAAA+++++ Atta Boy ! ! ! !

-- Mark, Katy, Texas, Did they give Noah a hardtime about the wood boat in his driveway

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#9 posted 09-24-2009 12:33 PM

Very nice, loved the other pics of the construction as well. The drawers on the bottom are a great idea!
Nice color as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 10-13-2009 05:05 PM

super design well done

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 02-02-2010 04:18 PM

That’s an awesome looking piece of furniture.

Just hope my wife doesn’t see it :o)

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#12 posted 01-17-2011 01:27 AM

GREAT DESIGN. The finish really came out good on the poplar. You did a great job and I am sure that the client was really happy with the end product.

-- Ed E. " Taking one board at a time "

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