Bathroom vanity for the river.

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This is going in the cabin. Our last room we are doing out there!!!!!
My husband tore off the old bathroom and rebuilt it this fall. I wanted something alittle rustic but kind of pretty. I think I like it. I’m not finished yet and I hope I can add pictures later. I made square dowel plugs to go over the screws. What a pain in the butt! But I like the way they look. I still have to make a toe kick for this. It’s not done yet.
I did make my towel bar and toliet paper holder out of galvanized pipe. I soaked the pieces in muratic acid and aged them with paint. That’s what I did with the hinges on this too. I have a couple ideas for the door handles and I might even add a door latch. Like I said, it’s not done yet.

-- Janice

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#1 posted 01-14-2013 04:58 AM

now dad burn, here is my river girl, thought maybe you got into a sail boat and went to see the worls, but she is back, and you have made a fantastic cabinet…i really like janice, good to see ya back, i miss our chats…your about the only one who listens when someone talks, well miss bebbie does to…but…hi

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 01-14-2013 05:07 AM

That is so cool! Love the hardware and I really hope you find time to post the update.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#3 posted 01-14-2013 05:14 AM

I haven’t gone anywhere. This site has just got to big for me. I don’t get on as much as I use to. Life gets in the way sometimes. And I try to spend alittle more time with my dad. And I’m getting two new puppies in four weeks! Yay! That’s what motivated me to get this cabinet done! We also ripped our bathroom in the basement out, at home this weekend. I really wanted to keep the vaintiy and I seen the date on it. It’s 30 years old. My husband said it’s time for a new one. I might be able to save the front and just rebuild the cabinet. He’s gonnna shoot me. I have to think about this.

-- Janice

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#4 posted 01-14-2013 05:18 AM

Looks good from here! I like it. Perfect for a cabin.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 01-14-2013 01:30 PM

I love this, Janice. Having seen photos of your cabin, I know this fits in perfectly!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 01-14-2013 06:39 PM

Beautiful job, good luck with the puppies

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 01-14-2013 07:41 PM

Very nice Janice!
Hope life is treating you all well !

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#8 posted 01-14-2013 11:32 PM

Just drill a hole in the door and use a piece of cord with a knot on both ends.

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#9 posted 01-15-2013 03:26 AM

great finish and effect

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#10 posted 01-15-2013 05:28 AM

Thank you every one. But like I said it’s not finished yet. And thinking of that. I really would love to know more about the hand rub finish. I know nothing about it. Lately I’ve been using Polycrylic. Water based. I really like it. Especially on my rugs that I paint. It doesnt turn anything yellow and on furniture it seems to give a much smoother finish. But I am curious about hand rubbed finishes. I guess I need to do some research.

-- Janice

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#11 posted 01-16-2013 05:41 AM


We know what you mean about the site being too big to keep up! Your vanity looks perfect for the river. It’s good to hear you’re spending more time with your dad. We’ve been doing the same, especially since my dad turned 95 and mom 94 at the end of last year. We won’t have our parents forever and we still have so much to learn from them!

We’ll keep our eyes open for your finishing touches.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#12 posted 05-05-2013 01:49 AM

Nice job on that vanity. Maybe you can just notch out that bottom horizontal board and move it back about 3” for a toe space!
Isn’t is fun to furnish a cabin where you can make rustic things. We bought a trailer in the desert and we’ll be doing that next winter.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 05-06-2013 12:19 PM

Yes it is fun Jim. Not only that but things don’t have to be perfect. There is a toe space on here, just can’t see it very well in this picture. In fact, I didn’t have the toe kick on the front yet, but it’s on there now. Still waiting for plumbing to go in.

-- Janice

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#14 posted 05-06-2013 12:46 PM

It looks really nice, Janice. I love the rustic look.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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