Bathroom Vanity

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Project by mpm3 posted 07-12-2011 02:17 PM 2598 views 33 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As part of an addition to the house, we added a master bathroom. Being the cheap guy that I am, I decided to save some cash on it and make the vanity myself. Made of walnut with poplar secondary wood. Used a frosted glass for the door panels. Also first try with the Blum undermount slides – very nice and not hard to use at all. Also made some matching mirrors.


-- Matt

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 02:28 PM

Beautiful. I really like those frosted glass doors and the mirrors.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#2 posted 07-12-2011 02:29 PM

Outstanding work Matt! Really like the design and feel of this. I just recently finished a vanity for our home and developed a greater respect for folks who do this regularly…. Not to mention the ones who nail it (unlike I did…lol)

Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 07-12-2011 02:33 PM

Great design work, great workmanship. The walnut is beautiful.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 07-12-2011 03:53 PM

Very nice work Matt.

I hope my wife doesn’t see this or I’ll be posting some very similar pictures in the near future….

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#5 posted 07-12-2011 04:12 PM

Nice job! Great design and craftsmanship.

-- Cal Noguchi

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#6 posted 07-12-2011 05:02 PM

I really like the tone you achieved on the walnut. Definitly some red in there. Mine is often very dark brown or too orange. Would you mind sharing your finishing method?

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#7 posted 07-12-2011 05:31 PM

Really nice! I love the style.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#8 posted 07-12-2011 05:47 PM

roundel – the tone is more from the wood than my poor finishing skills. I used one coat of boiled linseed oil then 5 or 6 coats of an oil/varnish wipe-on product (Formsby’s I think). Then rubbed it out with some steel wool. I had gotten some really nice air0dried walnut from the local hardwood supplier so I think most of the tone came from the wood.

-- Matt

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#9 posted 07-12-2011 05:48 PM

Very nice cabinet and mirrors. I really like the design and the frosted panels.

The Blum under-mount slides are great and easy to install. I used them on my vanity cabinet too. The Blumotion soft-close mechanisms for the drawers and doors are an extra nice feature.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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#10 posted 07-12-2011 09:07 PM

Beautiful vanity. I like everything about it.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 07-13-2011 01:59 AM

Nice! Liking those mirror frames.

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#12 posted 07-13-2011 02:11 AM


Beautiful cabinetry! It adds that custom touch to an already nice room. Thanks for sharing.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#13 posted 07-13-2011 02:12 AM

Beautiful cabinetry! My mom like that.

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#14 posted 07-13-2011 07:31 AM

Assuming you didn’t cop an existing design, you have a great sense of design. Favorited. I peeped your other projects and you’ve got skills.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#15 posted 07-13-2011 05:05 PM


Great job, Great design

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