Bathroom Renovation

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Project by stanley2 posted 05-10-2008 04:45 PM 2211 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our main 4 piece bathroom is about as small as possible (1950’s bungalow) but we wanted to make a statement in renovating it anyway. It is all new except the tub, which was reglazed. The vanity and medicine cabinet are solid walnut. The vanity features 1-1/2” top (because I had the material and like heavy), frame and panel end, fluted legs, and crotch walnut door. I squeezed a drawer under the cupboard because I find a typical vanity cupboard to be a waste of space. The medicine cabinet also features a crotch walnut door panel. I made a walnut t/p holder (cove cut on the table saw) and cut it into the end panel.

The med cabinet hangs on the wall and I worried about lining up the wall anchor screws to the cabinet hangers until I realized that making a paper template of the back of the cabinet with the hangers in place, turning it over (easy to forget this step) and marking the wall for each location should be accurate. To my relief that worked.

For the first time, I used no-mortis hinges and am quite satisfied with the result as well as saving the hassle of cutting the mortises in the right location.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#1 posted 05-10-2008 04:53 PM

That is a beautiful vanity. Nice remodel.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 05-10-2008 05:31 PM

Very nice job! I love the crotch doors.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 05-10-2008 09:17 PM

SWEET! real nice job. Interesting sink; does the whole thing have to have a cut out or just the plumbing? Does it have more space underneath than a standard sink?

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#4 posted 05-10-2008 10:39 PM

Love it. Looks great. Nice job.

-- JJohn

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 05-10-2008 11:03 PM

Great design and craftsmanship.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 05-11-2008 12:03 AM

David there are two holes for the drain and water supply. The cupboard space is still cut up by the drain and trap and the shut-off taps. The sinnk sits on the top so I caulked around it to help hold it in place.

Thanks for all the nice comments.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#7 posted 05-11-2008 02:05 AM

Great clean design in keeping with the overall design of the abode and beautifully executed. Good job, Stanley2.



-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 05-11-2008 12:22 PM

The vanity and medicine chest are just gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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matt garcia

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#9 posted 05-30-2008 05:44 AM

This is gorgeous!!! I love it!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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