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Project by soundfx240 posted 03-16-2011 09:27 PM 2142 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wife wanted a new vanity top I saw something similar on a diy show personalized it and finally finished it for her. She’s happy so I am happy.





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ScottnKY

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#1 posted 03-16-2011 09:43 PM

Sweet. Very nice!! is that led lights around the perimeter?

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#2 posted 03-16-2011 11:45 PM

That is really cool! did you use a resin over the top?

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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Vasko

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#3 posted 03-17-2011 06:09 AM

That is a great idea, and well done. I see I’m going to make one full of seashells! What thickness glass do you recommend for the top?

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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soundfx240

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#4 posted 03-17-2011 06:25 AM

Thanks for all the compliments. Here are some answers to your questions.

ScottnKY: It is actually incandescent rope lighting wish I would have went with LED rope light for longer life lower cost of operation and I could have added a cool LED light controller for pretty cheap off of EBAY.

zindel: No I thought about using resin but decided on lexan for ease of cutting and install time. Wife wanted it done for a party she is having on next Friday and I started last Saturday so only had 6 days to complete. Little nervous about dust etc getting in there but its pretty well sealed but still accessible if I need to get in there to change anything around.

Vasko: I used 1/4” thick lexan. It is a 34” span then in the middle under the sink vessel I used a piece of 3” PVC pipe painted black to support the sink and under the faucet there is a piece of 2” PVC pipe painted black so there is absolutely no flex in the top.

In the long run a piece of glass is probably a better choice for scratch resistance or if you want permanent the resin idea zindel referred to would be great to. But I like being able to open it up and change things around.

Thanks again for the compliments. I love this forum and cant wait to post some more projects. Next one will be more wood related we are working on a cherry buffet/sideboard looks pretty good so far not as good as some of the amazing work I see on here but practice makes perfect and I need a lot of practice.

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489tad

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#5 posted 03-17-2011 02:15 PM

Being able to change things when you (she) whats to. Great job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Vasko

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#6 posted 03-18-2011 02:06 AM

Thanks for following up with tips & answers – many people don’t! Being able to change the contents is a great idea…
BTW, I like the sink and faucet you chose, clean and crisp.

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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