Furnishing a Sauna Suite #18: Vanity Doors

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Blog entry by DustyMark posted 05-22-2021 09:10 PM 588 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Similar Construction to Frame

The door construction is quite similar to the frame. I routed mortise and tenon joints and added a groove for the plywood panel.

This is a view of the front of the door. The panel is flat.

The back of the panel is rabbeted.

Close-up of the rabbet. Yes, you can see a crossgrain plywood layer when you look closely in the 1/8” gap…it’s a bathroom vanity.


I used flush hinges and set them in shallow mortises.

Close-up of installed hinge.

Mary insisted on magnetic closures.

Ugly, but effective.


I installed the top and finished the plumbing this weekend.

It’s hard to take good pictures once a vanity is installed in a small room. You get the idea though. I’m happy with how it turned out.


Building our own furniture for the sauna suite was a good decision. I like the look of the ash in the areas outside the hot room. The furnishings are custom and reflect our style preferences. The basement finishing project is done!

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#1 posted 05-22-2021 09:26 PM

Looks good Mark,
Nice job!

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#2 posted 05-22-2021 09:43 PM

Thanks! It’s a big day since this was the last step of my DIY finishing of 500 sq. ft. of our basement.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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