Bathroom Remodel

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Project by gpeau posted 12-30-2011 11:59 PM 2530 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first remodel had to be our bathroom…take a look at the last picture uploaded and you’ll understand why! The vanity, mirror frame and towel rack are all African Mahogany, with the case for the vanity ply, but with African Mahogany veneer. I wanted the bridle joints on the doors and drawer to be visible, so I designed them to overlay the cabinet. I also left the shelves open to make our very small bathroom seem a little larger.

I used a two part epoxy to penetrate and seal the wood then added several coats of Epifanes marine varnish. When I installed the drain I had to run to a baseball game and didn’t check the cabinet until the next morning. A large puddle of water sat below the drain overnight and wiped up with out a mark. So far the finish seems to be rock solid and hopefully will prove to be so after several years!

I found the porcelain knobs at a local antique fair and the inspiration online, but for a quite different rack with metal supports on the sides and a longer shelf on top. This wouldn’t have worked for our small bathroom, so I improvised a bit with leftover pieces of wood and am really happy with how the entire project turned out.

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#1 posted 12-31-2011 12:11 AM

very nice work, congratulations!


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#2 posted 12-31-2011 01:11 AM

Very, very classy!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#3 posted 12-31-2011 02:05 AM

Love the before and after…Great Job!

-- Mike, Portage, WI

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#4 posted 12-31-2011 02:10 AM

The cabinet turned out beautiful. Nice job. your bathroom sure needed it.

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#5 posted 12-31-2011 02:19 AM

Very cool work

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#6 posted 12-31-2011 03:56 AM

Superb. Just superb

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#7 posted 12-31-2011 04:53 AM

Oh yeah, you needed a remodel. I like the colors, the joinery on the doors looks great and the handles are a good fit to the design.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 12-31-2011 04:55 AM

Very nice remodel

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#9 posted 12-31-2011 05:35 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 12-31-2011 05:40 AM

Stunning transformation! Workmanship looks exceptional and the design is lovely!

Thanks for sharing.


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#11 posted 12-31-2011 08:16 AM

Really…. really… well done!

-- Matt in Dripping Springs

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#12 posted 12-31-2011 06:32 PM

Very nice! The open look with the baskets really turned out well. Looks like a whole new bathroom.
Thanks for sharing.

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#13 posted 12-31-2011 11:50 PM

Handsome looking vanity and mirror. A definate improvement for sure. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#14 posted 01-05-2012 09:55 PM

Awesome job

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#15 posted 01-05-2012 10:18 PM

Very nice work. You really stretched the storage capacity to the limits without sacrificing appearance. I also love the exposed bridles. This is an impressive build.

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