Bathroom Vanity

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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 08-20-2017 05:28 AM 1457 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom Bathroom Vanity I just finished building and installing in a customers house. It has been a little while since I have built custom cabinetry so the project took a little longer than expected but the customer was happy with the end result. I should have taken a few more pictures to show the drawers and interior but I didn’t think of it at the time. The face frame, drawers, doors, and drawer fronts are all made from walnut. I used standard 3/4” white melamine for the interior. The finish is a custom stain I had mixed at Dunn Edwards to match a color sample the customer provided with a satin lacquer top coat. I can not take credit for the granite counter top and sink install as that is outside my skill set. My work stopped at the sub top.

I used soft close hinges and drawer slides which add a nice touch. As an FYI for anyone building cabinets and planning to use the soft close drawer slides it is important to note that you need to build your drawers an inch and one eighth smaller than the opening rather than the normal one inch smaller like you do with standard drawer slides. Soft close drawer slides require a gap of 9/16” on each side between the face frame and side of the drawer. Other than that they install the same way as the regular drawer slides. Failure to add the extra clearance will cause the drawers to bind. Fortunately I found this out prior to building the drawers so everything worked out nicely. Had I built the drawers prior learning this important piece of information it would have cost me a lot of extra work. The soft close hinges and slides cost a little more but are a very nice feature.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#1 posted 08-20-2017 06:11 AM

This was made by the true professional. Beautifuly choosen fronts and desktop colours. Excellent work, looks realy nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 08-20-2017 05:32 PM

Good looking vanity. Well done!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Pat Cavanaugh

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#3 posted 08-20-2017 10:05 PM

It looks great Tim. It’s always a nice change of pace to make something different from our usual projects. Challenges our skills and gives a unique sense of accomplishment.

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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#4 posted 08-20-2017 10:34 PM

What slides do you use ?

The side mount soft close i use are 1/2 clr ea side

.....( fulterer)

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#5 posted 08-20-2017 11:35 PM

cabmaker…I used 18” Accuride 3832EC soft close drawer slides. Documentation provided with the slides specifically calls for the drawer to be 1 1/16” smaller than the opening. I guess different manufacturers use different specs. I mentioned it in my write up as I have used the standard Accuride drawer slides many times over the years and 1/2” clearance on each side has always been the rule of thumb. This was the first time I have used drawer slides that required additional clearance and I thought it might be helpful information for someone else. I guess the best recommendation I can offer is to check the manufacturer specifications and requirements for your hardware of choice as apparently they are not always the same.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#6 posted 08-21-2017 02:55 AM

Nice one Tim

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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