Hickory vanity

  • Advertise with us
Project by mart posted 06-24-2008 03:29 AM 3724 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Did a complete bathroom remodel to include a new hickory vanity and medicine cabinet. The vanity is done the medicine cabinet nearly there. This my first time working with hickory. It finishes nicely but splinters easily. I don’t think I ever had more slivers in my hands and fingers. My wife is sure happy with it even though I assured her there are plenty of flaws. This vanity has the same footprint as the previous one but much more user friendly storage. The bottom drawer is tall enough for a roll of TP on end. The hideous blue bathroom is the before.

16 comments so far

View Todd A. Clippinger's profile

Todd A. Clippinger

8901 posts in 4126 days

#1 posted 06-24-2008 03:50 AM

As a remodeler I would say this – GREAT LOOKING JOB! I’d hire ya:)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

View Sawdustonmyshoulder's profile


475 posts in 3655 days

#2 posted 06-24-2008 03:51 AM

Nice hickory! I really like the drawer at the bottom of the vanity. Yep, love the splinters. I did some work with Santos mahogany and had to do most of my routing operation as climb cuts. Very scary!

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

View trifern's profile


8135 posts in 3794 days

#3 posted 06-24-2008 03:55 AM

Beautiful hickory vanity. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

View Dusty56's profile


11819 posts in 3715 days

#4 posted 06-24-2008 04:12 AM

that is a really nice vanity….is it your own design ? Really makes good use of the entire cabinet the way you have it set up …thanks for posting this as it has given me inspiration to remodel my tiny B room sooner than later !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View mart's profile


190 posts in 3651 days

#5 posted 06-24-2008 04:57 AM

Thanks for the kind words. While I drew up the plans for it myself, the idea came from a commercially available vanity. I just adapted my plans to meet the needs of our remodel. Since the drain for the sink went through the wall, I was able to make use of the lower area for a large drawer. It makes a huge difference in how much you can store in a vanity. My wife loves it. The small drawers are big enough to store a few things but small enough that they don’t become cluttered.

View ND2ELK's profile


13495 posts in 3801 days

#6 posted 06-24-2008 05:29 AM

Nice looking cabinet. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View mthomp0725's profile


48 posts in 3665 days

#7 posted 06-24-2008 05:59 AM

Nice looking vanity. What is the top made of?

-- He who hesitates is lost...

View Woodhacker's profile


1139 posts in 3750 days

#8 posted 06-24-2008 06:19 AM

You did a great job! The before/after pictures are quite a contrast. I’ve used hickory on a few small projects and really like it.

-- Martin, Kansas

View mart's profile


190 posts in 3651 days

#9 posted 06-24-2008 08:07 AM


The top is just a preformed formica top. It has some flecks of brown that pick up the color in the hickory. I had to cut out for the sink but otherwise the top was was just ready made from the local home supply store.


View CharlieM1958's profile


16275 posts in 4245 days

#10 posted 06-24-2008 02:45 PM

Hickory is a very pretty wood for cabinetry. IMO, it doesn’t get as much use as it should. Excellent work!

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

View Napaman's profile


5526 posts in 4104 days

#11 posted 06-24-2008 03:44 PM

the wood looks nice…bummer it was so hard to work with…nice result…the refinish on the whole bathroom looks good!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 4273 days

#12 posted 06-25-2008 09:37 AM

Excellent job. I agree with Todd, I’d hire ya in a second. Great job. Love that hickory.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View jeanmarc's profile


1899 posts in 3743 days

#13 posted 07-26-2008 06:33 PM

Beautiful hickory vanity.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

View sandhill's profile


2128 posts in 3951 days

#14 posted 02-08-2010 10:24 PM

I understand Hickory is hard to work with nice job.

View a1Jim's profile


117120 posts in 3604 days

#15 posted 02-08-2010 11:11 PM

Cool job Mart

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics