Bathroom vanity rebuild #1: R & L Bathroom Re build Pt 1.

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 08-17-2017 09:17 AM 1135 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After making a Sink Cutting Board for our neighbours Caravan they asked for a rebuild on their Bathroom Vanity.

So I took a look.

The construction was plastic cladded particle board of which was showing a lot of wear and tear.

The drawer section on the left had long failed an had two of the drawers removed the other was stuck fast.

Also added with the fact that the door on the RH side was really too big for the area next to the bath.

The owners wanted to do away with the drawers and have a hinged door in its place.

So I suggested a pair of split doors on the left and a central shelf, on the right the same setup a mid way shelf and a pair of split doors to match the left.
The construction was to be made from plywood and solid timber.

They were happy with the suggestion so I designed a replacement vanity for them.

One condition placed on me was that the existing plumbing and basin was not disturbed.
I had no problem with this condition and started work.

I made a LH end section for them to have a look at , and decide if it was suitable

They were most impressed with the sample and agreed to go ahead.

So I removed the cupboard piece by piece, They offered to dump it all but I said I wanted it for a template.
So it was reconstructed like the space shuttle in my yard for determining a build stategy.

It all came out pretty easy and all I did was to cut around the plumbing to get the pipe template.
Looking at it all in the yard it looked very chatty to say the least.

Not being too confident with the ability to replicate it all, I started wondering what I had gotten myself into, and started scratching my head as to where to begin!

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 08-17-2017 03:05 PM

you can do it ….I can tell just by lookin at your projects …...GOOD LUCK :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#2 posted 08-17-2017 04:36 PM

Robert, I hate working on plumbing! There is always one more part to buy and one part that needs to be replaced. It seems to always mean three or so trips to the hardware store or plumbing shop. Good luck on the rest of this ambitious project. I hope there is some compensation involved. You are off to a great start. As always, thanks for taking us along on your adventures.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 08-17-2017 05:22 PM

looks like fun rob,im with boxguy cant stand doing plumbing hopefully you dont have to do a lot with the say build the vanity and leave the pipe work to someone sure youll come up with something beautiful as always.good luck and thanks for sharing buddy.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 08-17-2017 08:15 PM

Never a doubt!

We ALL know you can do it… and are looking forward to seeing how you DO IT!

Thank you for sharing!

Getting the New top aligned for all that plumbing is the most important thing to do… You WILL do it!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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