Bathroom Vanity

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Project by CBeats posted 07-06-2013 06:31 PM 1230 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my parents decided they wanted to gut the bathroom and redo it. I’m currently at College for woodworking, so I offered to design and build it for them.

Even with all the new computer programs i use at my school, I designed it old school with pencil, paper and a lot of erasing.

There are 3 separate cases (for easy transporting from school to home). They are made from some 3/4” maple plywood from Home Depot. The doors, drawers, drawer fronts and face frame are made from maple. The doors and drawer fronts were assembled using cope and stick with just a recessed flat 1/4” veneered panel instead of a raised panel. The drawers were kept simple, using dado joints.

I used Blum soft close drawer slides, and also Blum soft close door hinges.
Also, above the doors, it is a tipout (in the process of making the tray for it)

It is pre-finished with a Minwax Conditioner, then with Teak stain (not sure of manufacturer since found at school)
Then coat of sealer and 2 coats of lacquer using HVLP system at my school.

Overall Size, 59.5” wide (With fillers installed) X 31” High (with countertop) X 21.25” Deep

Picture 1: Finished and installed
Picture 2: Same as above but higher angle
Picture 3: Layout of doors and drawer fronts on face frame
Picture 4: Closeup of drawer front, cope and stick
Picture 5: Cases together to make sure measurements match up with drawings.
Picture 6: Old Vanity

And if anyone has any suggestions of what else i should say here for my next project, greatly appreciated.

Thanks for looking,

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#1 posted 07-06-2013 07:03 PM

beautiful work and design,i’m sure your parents are very happy.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 07-06-2013 07:28 PM

That looks great, I like to do it old school myself.

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#3 posted 07-07-2013 12:47 AM

Nice upgrade! Nice work! Old school is all I do. Works for me and I see it worked for you too!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 07-07-2013 04:28 AM


You covered the details well. Your work is exceptional and we’re certain your parents are delighted with the results. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 07-07-2013 10:48 AM

Very nice Vanity Chris, excellent job looks great.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#6 posted 07-09-2013 04:11 PM

That’s great work, looks really professional. Great design and finish. I’m sure parents love it.

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