Bathroom vanity

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Project by Douger posted 07-13-2012 03:25 PM 2291 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a bathroom vanity I made for our master bathroom. The carcase is birch ply, and the face frame, door frames and drawer fronts are river birch. This is the only photo I have at the moment, but I’ll post more soon. It will be installed between two walls, so the sides won’t show, which is why there are exposed screw heads there :-)

This is my first real cabinet project. I’d never used pocket-hole joinery before, but I wanted to give it a try before I invested in the equipment myself, so I borrowed my dad’s Kreg jig to make the face frame. I was very impressed with how well it worked. In fact, I used pocket-hole joinery to attach the carcase to the base and to attach the face frame to the carcase, as well.

I modeled the vanity in SketchUp, which was really helpful. Once I figured out the overall dimensions, I was able to try different combinations of doors and drawers in SketchUp and let my lovely wife choose the configuration that she liked best.

Thanks for looking!

Update (last photo): The vanity was finally installed today, so I decided to add one more photo that shows what it looks like with the finish on, and with the top and hardware installed.

—Doug in Kansas

-- Doug, Kansas,

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#1 posted 07-13-2012 04:13 PM

Very nice. Waiting to see more pictures and of course, one where it is all done and installed. I’m sure the wife felt special being allowed to pick the final configuration of the drawers and doors.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#2 posted 07-13-2012 05:02 PM

Looks like you have mastered carcusses (sp?) and sketchup. :-) I’m envious!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 07-13-2012 05:52 PM

Nice looking vanity – I am working on a smaller one myself with one deep drawer, one shelf and a full height pullout – like a spice rack – for stand-up and makeup items. We are using a bowl on top and not a standard recessed sink.

-- - It's not worth doing if your not willing to do your best.

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#4 posted 07-14-2012 02:12 PM

Great job!! Would like to see more pictures when it is finished and installed.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 07-14-2012 06:47 PM

It will be some pritty bathroom!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 07-16-2012 02:30 AM

Nice bathroom vanity.

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#7 posted 08-18-2013 05:29 AM

I like it. Is the Sketchup file available?

-- "Those are my principals, if you don't like them....I have others." - Groucho Marx

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#8 posted 08-19-2013 02:25 PM


I’d be happy to share the SketchUp file with you; it’s rough, and now that I look at it again, not entirely accurate, but it was a quick-and-dirty design to help me get dimensions and proportions down. The model doesn’t include the doors, either :-\

Here’s a link to the file:

—Doug in Kansas

-- Doug, Kansas,

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