Hickory vanity

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Project by mart posted 2249 days ago 2259 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.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 2249 days ago

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

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 2249 days ago

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!

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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#3 posted 2249 days ago

Beautiful hickory vanity. Thank you for sharing.

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

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#4 posted 2249 days ago

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!

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#5 posted 2249 days ago

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.

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#6 posted 2249 days ago

Nice looking cabinet. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 2249 days ago

Nice looking vanity. What is the top made of?

-- He who hesitates is lost...

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#8 posted 2249 days ago

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

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#9 posted 2248 days ago


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.


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#10 posted 2248 days ago

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"

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#11 posted 2248 days ago

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

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#12 posted 2247 days ago

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 -

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#13 posted 2216 days ago

Beautiful hickory vanity.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#14 posted 1654 days ago

I understand Hickory is hard to work with nice job.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill

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#15 posted 1654 days ago

Cool job Mart

-- Custom furniture

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