Guest Bath

Vanity

Having walls not “perfectly” square resulted in the need to build a custom vanity, or repurpose an old piece of furniture into a vanity.  Not a fan of the latter, the internet search was on to find the best (easiest) way to build a bathroom vanity.  I found a short 7-minute video at bobvila.com.  It was exactly what I was looking for!

I made the base from a 2’x4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood atop a frame of 2″x6″s.  Partitions between undersink area and drawers were 2’x2′ sheets of plywood.  No cutting needed on the plywood; that’s my kind of project!  1″x2″s were used to mount drawer glides; however, I decided that before proceeding to the master bath vanity, I would be making a change there (double-up the plywood at partitions and adding plywood against the right and left walls in lieu of the 1″x2″s.  See the difference on the Master Bathroom Vanity Page.

The lower four drawers were made from 1×8 Aspen that I purchased from Lowes – no longer available in my area which is unfortunate as the Aspen wood was fairly inexpensive, super easy to cut, and very easy to find nice straight boards.  I simply glued & screwed the together.  The turned out “mostly” square ;-).  For the bottoms of the drawers, I glued & nailed think plywood (also sold in 2’x4′ sheets).

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My daughter here helping secure drawer bottoms.
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I used a reclaimed sink; here’s my attempt at making a template since I was unable to locate one online. Not pretty, but got the job done.
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