|Forum topic by WOODIE1||posted 04-23-2012 10:59 PM||853 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-23-2012 10:59 PM
Ok, I made a bath vanity and am happy with the results until I priced a top for a 60” vanity. WOW! I have no idea how they sell them so cheap as complete units at the box stores. It is almost cheaper to buy a complete vanity just for the top. I only spent about $150 for the cabinet itself thinking I saved a bundle. $600-800 for granite or solid surface top.
I am painting vanity a neutral charcoal gray/black milk paint. I decided a wood top will save me some cash. Would plywood with a veneer top be more stable then top?grain wood glued together to make a panel? I was looking at walnut or mahogany? I know all edges need sealing top to bottom and was looking at waterlox?
I also saw some nice veneered 3/4 ply which would obviously be easier but will it hold up? would it actually be more stable? Maybe veneer myself with a teak stripe?