Bathroom Vanity, Mirror and Custom trim

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Project by SteveC posted 10-25-2012 03:04 PM 5406 views 12 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished this a month ago but just got the granite and plumbing done this week.
Did the tile many months ago… am I slow or what ;)
Travertine floor and wall tile, heated floor with mosaic inlaid medallion.
Wall tile is set between pencil rail with a listello and chair rail cap.

Vanity and mirror is cherry. Finished in BLO with ML Campbell Krystal sealer followed by Duravar conversion varnish top coats.
Vanity is constructed with haunched & beaded face frames using my shop built jig & a router bit modified.
FF is pocket screwed and glued to carcase.
Gables and FF are doweled and glued to the legs.
Interior carcase is 3/4” VC pre-finished maple ply.
Slides are Blum tandem with blummotion, doors have blummotion as well.
Drawer boxes are maple with half lap joints and walnut miller dowel for decoration.
Legs are 8/4 cherry with a fair bit of curl and finished to 1-3/4 thick and sculpted to profile. Mirror has a matching profile.

Window and door trim looks like it matches the vanity but it’s no cherry it’s pine!
All the casing and frieze is 1-1/4” thick, the cornice is 2” thick all milled on my shaper.
Finish is a spray on MLC microtone dye so it doesnt splotch at all. Same topcoat as vanity.
I cut all trim to size and pre-finish in the shop so it goes up as you see it here.

It’s REAL nice to have a second bathroom finally, especially with 5 kids!!

-- Steve in Kemptville On. Canada

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#1 posted 10-25-2012 03:22 PM

Just fabulous Steve, incredible workmanship, wow!
(Five kids??)

-- ~Julie~

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#2 posted 10-25-2012 03:32 PM

Hi Julie, thanks.
And yes, 5. Rsng from 11 to 17. Mornings are busy as you can imagine;)
Just saw a message from you here… From a YEAR ago… Doh!
Apparently I don’t check mail here that frequently, lol

-- Steve in Kemptville On. Canada

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#3 posted 10-25-2012 04:34 PM

Really nice. I love cherry. I’d have you come over and do my bathrooms next but that would be a helluva commute to MD, USA!

-- Bob

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#4 posted 10-25-2012 11:21 PM

Hard to believe that is pine. I’m actually not that big of a fan of cherry because people tend to darken it up too much when they finish it. This looks perfect.


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#5 posted 10-25-2012 11:38 PM

Thanks for sharing.

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#6 posted 10-26-2012 03:12 AM

Beautiful work!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#7 posted 10-26-2012 03:20 AM


Gorgeous! You might not be fast, but the bathroom was well worth the wait. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 10-26-2012 03:29 AM

I love a trim motif that is carried around the room. Nice details on the trim, and that vanity is fantastic! You are sure to get many compliments on your beautiful work.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#9 posted 10-26-2012 07:18 AM

Very Nice work! Thanks For Posting!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#10 posted 10-26-2012 01:32 PM

Nice work Steve


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#11 posted 10-26-2012 04:01 PM

It’s a very clean work and sleek ! Score!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#12 posted 10-27-2012 02:01 AM

5 kids… Next time your up, let’s plan ahead, and we’ll meet up away from the shop. Apparently I’m not in the loop.

Otherwise I’m going to drop in on you, and you know how bad I want to try out your shower.

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#13 posted 10-27-2012 02:09 AM

Hey Gump. Was just down your way at the Tape but had to be back in ottawa so didn’t have a chance to stop.
Next time I’ll give you a heads up.

-- Steve in Kemptville On. Canada

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#14 posted 10-27-2012 03:38 AM

Now that,,, is what I call gorgeous work! Well done.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#15 posted 11-11-2012 12:56 PM

I’m just going to say wow, this is incredible work!

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