Open bathroom vanity

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Project by DickB posted 12-23-2012 08:29 PM 1473 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife didn’t like the pedestal sink in our small bathroom because she couldn’t put stuff like a soap disk on it. We found this sink at the local home center. It was displayed on a vanity similar to this one, but the vanity was only available in a dark cherry finish. Other cabinetry in our house is hickory, so that is what I used to make this vanity.

We both prefer the open style as opposed to a more traditional enclosed vanity because the bathroom is small. I used full-extension slides on the drawer for better access. A neighbor asked me where I got the 4” stock for the legs. I explained how I built them up using a locking miter router bit from Rockler. By ripping the leg parts from a wide board, I was able to match the grain on three corners, so it’s not easy to tell the legs are not solid.

-- Dick,

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#1 posted 12-23-2012 09:06 PM

Simple, Nice build.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-23-2012 11:54 PM

Very well done it’s always good to keep the wife happy.

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#3 posted 12-24-2012 12:23 AM

Nicley done, and read again Jim’s comment, you will live longer.

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#4 posted 02-21-2013 02:35 PM

Nice! When we move back to Georgia the house we’ll be going to has a very small bathroom with a vanity-sink that takes up almost a quarter of the floor space. I told the wife maybe we could put in a pedestal sink, but I like this idea MUCH better.

Thanks for sharing.

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