Bathroom vanity rebuild #3: Bathroom Vanity rebuild continues

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 09-05-2017 09:49 AM 1854 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had a chance to return to the Vanity rebuild this week, so I made some fairly serious progress

The carcass is almost complete, but sadly I have used all my insert type euro type hinges so one door is still not attached.

All the timber apart from the plywood was bits and pieces I had stashed away so I just milled them to one single dimension. There was a mixture of pine maple and a timber which had a greenish tinge and smelled like spices or similar, absolutely no Idea what specis of timber it is. ( is it sandalwood?)

To make the doors I used plywood panels in the flat panel concept

I made all the door bits, glued assembled aligned them and then used my Backline clamps to hold them all flat during the glue up.

All the doors and external surfaces are to be painted so odd mismatched timber, wood filler and the likes was not a problem.

The Hinges:
The hinges I used were all euro style and a mixture of Insert and Full Overlap.
If you are familiar with Euro hinge terminology The original layout had a frameless construction with the left drawer sets with insert characterstics on the L/H side and full overlap on the R/H side, then the original Door on the right side had Full overlap on the L/H side and insert on the R/H side, again as to why was beyond my understanding so I just replicated it.

I made a removable box type shelf but after fitting the hinges I realised it woud not be able to be removed, so it got religated to the under basin area.

On the right hand side there was a Vee shaped area which I copied however later I had to change it looked really bad when the door was fitted.

Here is the original gap.

It was going to look a bit off.

Not the sort of problem you need when on a home run so I had to “fix” it

I used the table saw to make a wedged shape piece of timber and glued it in.

Here it is fitted

Well that effectively stopped work until the glue sets and I get some more hinges.

Some things I learned.

1. Changing from drawers to doors presents its own design challanges.
2. Changing from conventional butt hinges to euro style makes you think about access restrictions.
3. Having to work around existing plumbing made for many trips to ensure partly assembled modules fitup would occur without a hitch, good thing it was only just to next door.
4. It seems that diving into a tub of euro hinges without fitting information required a protype bench test of each type before drilling a real McCoy door. Even checking on the net gave varying answers to edge setting distances.
5. And possibly most importantly ensure the door rails are wide enough to accomodate the width of euro hinges. Dont even think about anything less than 50mm, I had to cut the points off screws on the left hand panel areas as they were into the plywood panel at fitup.

So wher is the back? (just in case you noticed it missing)
Due to the existing plumbing the two back panels the rear and R/H side are already in position and the carcass will be pocket hole screwed to it at instalation.

So this is where I am up to today.

-- Regards Rob

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2897 posts in 3347 days

#1 posted 09-05-2017 08:09 PM

Rob, nice progress. It is a good thing it is next door. This is a real challenge to your ample ingenuity. Keep building and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Mark Wilson

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#2 posted 09-06-2017 12:41 AM

Rob. Man of talents I can’t even dream of. Could it be Poplar? Your “green” mystery wood.

-- Mark

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 09-06-2017 07:48 PM

Little by little… you’re getting there…

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

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