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Project by Russell Eck posted 01-22-2017 09:11 PM 1935 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finally finished putting on the drawer pulls so I could get some finished pictures of this uploaded. I built this vanity out of sapele wood. Carcass and panel were joined together with dominoes. I wanted to make sure this thing was rock solid and could take the weight of what I required.

Drawers and doors have Blum soft close hinges. Finished with 2 coats of sealcoat dewaxed shellac and 5 layers of General Finishes HP polycrylic. The drawers and door faces were done with one solid piece of 3/4 in sapele. This was actually one of the harder parts for me. I glued up 2 wide boards and spent a lot of time figuring out the measurements so the grain would line up when I was done. There is also under cabinet LED strip lighting. It is super high polish tile so it acts like a mirror and you can see it reflecting at certain angles, not ideal but it still works.

I reinforced the wall behind it with 1/4 steel plates and supports that I welded up to support the vanity, granite top, and black granite vessel sink. I included a before picture of the bathroom to show the transformation. I did 100% of the bathroom remodel myself and am really happy with the final product.

Thanks for looking! Let me know if you have any questions.





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 01-22-2017 10:28 PM

Nice work and it looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#2 posted 01-22-2017 10:41 PM

Fantastic!

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#3 posted 01-22-2017 10:43 PM

looks awesome

-- Greg Simon

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#4 posted 01-22-2017 11:01 PM

Very nice! Well done.

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium - http://www.delaeywood.be

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#5 posted 01-22-2017 11:44 PM

I like the whole project, is there some kind of strip lights under the cabinet?

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#6 posted 01-23-2017 12:17 AM

That blinged up the bathroom some!

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#7 posted 01-23-2017 02:49 AM

Looks great, I like the lights underneath.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 01-23-2017 11:19 AM

That’s quite the transformation! Did you use a single wide board for the doors and drawer fronts or plywood?

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#9 posted 01-23-2017 03:23 PM

nice work

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#10 posted 01-23-2017 03:37 PM

Great job! I really like the floating vanities but couldn’t get the wife to go for it in our bathroom!

-- David, Center of Alabama, Clemson Tiger in Hostile Territory!

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Russell Eck

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#11 posted 01-23-2017 04:04 PM

Thanks everyone!

Yes there is under cabinet LED strip lighting underneath the cabinet. The tile is high polish so acts like a mirror and you can see it at certain angles, I noticed it looks like it is laying on the ground in the pictures but it’s not.

The drawers and door faces were done with one solid piece of 3/4 in sapele. That was actually one of the harder parts for me. I glued up 2 wide boards and spent a lot of time figuring out the measurements so the grain would line up when I was done.

Let me know if you have any more questions!

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#12 posted 01-23-2017 05:23 PM

Beautiful job on this Russell! Very cool looking bathroom also…HUGE improvement from what you started with.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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Russell Eck

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#13 posted 01-23-2017 05:59 PM



Beautiful job on this Russell! Very cool looking bathroom also…HUGE improvement from what you started with.

- Triumph1

Thanks Jeff! I still can’t believe it’s my bathroom every time I look at it. It took me a year of hard work and patience to make it happen.

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#14 posted 01-23-2017 10:59 PM

That front is really gorgeous—beautiful work, and the time you spent was well worth it.

You might look into some small diffusers that I think are availble to put over the LED strip—that will make it more of a uniform glow rather than the distinct pin-points of light….

Still—really some gorgeous choices you made there—I love it!

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Russell Eck

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#15 posted 01-23-2017 11:14 PM



That front is really gorgeous—beautiful work, and the time you spent was well worth it.

You might look into some small diffusers that I think are availble to put over the LED strip—that will make it more of a uniform glow rather than the distinct pin-points of light….

Still—really some gorgeous choices you made there—I love it!

- jayseedub

Thanks for the compliments! Are there any specific diffusors that you have seen or can recommend? I may be interested in doing that

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