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Blog entry by DragonLady posted 12-02-2010 04:33 AM 5551 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have you ever been in a not-quite-appropriate place and done strange things, all because you have the brain of a woodworker?

I was on the toilet today (sorry, too much info, I know, but it’s what started this whole thing) and I was looking at the vanity. Now, I’ve got a project on the brain that I want to try. So from there, it was just a logical step to take the drawers out of the vanity and see how they were put together.

Because these things can’t wait, ya know!

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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#1 posted 12-02-2010 04:39 AM

Building a vanity is a neat project. You get to build a piece of furniture, a cabinet, a chest of drawers, a table, a built-in (maybe), install a marble-like or tile top all in one project! I’ve built a few and enjoyed all the aspects including the instillation. Have fun with this and show pictures when you are done.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 12-02-2010 11:04 AM

your guardian angel was saying, “psst… look at this cabinet… aren’t you curious about those drawers? Come on.. look over hear… start to wonder…. ”
and you did :D

looking forward to seeing the results of this revelation!! :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 12-02-2010 03:50 PM

You can get some of your best ideas by using the time on the can wisely! I usually have a pad and pencil in the bathroom , too.
If you are building a cabinet with drawers, study the different corner joints ( like lock miter,dovetail and locking tenon) and also decide on the suspension before designing the case. Full extension ball bearing suspension is the best way to go, but they require about 1/2” on each side for their clearance.
Good luck on the project!.........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-02-2010 03:57 PM

Now if your exisiting vanity is a run of the mill production cabinet, how many staples did you count on the drawer
I’ve rebuilt many drawers for clients to replace “factory” ones. They can gain some more life out of their cabinetry that way. Usually involves changing out door hardware also.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#5 posted 12-02-2010 04:04 PM

i have people ask me all the time if i am alright because i am always looking at things and then staring off and building it in my head—i cant help myself lol—help me—good luck on your vanity—greg

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#6 posted 12-03-2010 07:04 AM

lmao great minds must think alike. i’ve had the same thought every time i use my mothers first floor bathroom. she has a corner sink that just irritates the bejeebers out of me. it’s just hanging the with nothing under it but pipes good luck with yours

-- dannymac

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#7 posted 03-02-2011 10:37 PM

i agree good luck with the project. everyone should love a band saw

-- eat crap

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