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The first bathroom I renovated I used a home depot vanity and top. I decided to build my own vanity for the master en-suite. This is my first glimpse into the fine woodworking world, except I cheated by using pocket hole screws for everything including doors.

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Pocket screws are not cheating for this project, they are used in the cabinet industry quite a bit.

The design is great as well as the craftsmanship. I think you did a great job.
 

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I reckon pocket screws are cheating, but they sure are simple to use. ( I sneak them in where people can,t see them!) Very nice vanity, suits the room real well.
 

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Great cabinet with an interesting panel design. I agree that screws are not cheating on cabinet work. It will last a long long time but I don't classify them as "heirlooms".
I would like to suggest one subtle design improvement you might consider next time. The right stile on the end panel could have been made thinner by the thickness of the face frame. That way both sides of the end panel would appear to be the same width. A harder way to achieve the same thing is to miter the face frame and the end panel together so the joint doesn't show.
 

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Cheating or not but looks very well made.

Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.
 

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10 buks says this will not be your last foray into woodworking, it is very addictive
 

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I love this cabinet. If this is your first project I look forward to your next one. Great job on all the drawer and door reveals. Did you use drawer slides? Plywood or solid wood panels? Whats the finish?

Thanks for sharing
 

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Welcome to Lumberjocks!
Very good looking! I like the detail on the doors and the end.
The detail is not over done like some pieces I see.
Great work.
 

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Nice job. I recently did my first cabinet. It was a very rewarding experience. It was raised panel but not all the drawer/doors you've got. I'll bet you're pretty impressed with how it came out too! You should be.
 

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Great looking vanity Eddy! Well done!
 

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great looking vanity….love the design kinda mission/a&c style….I need to make 2 of these for my own home….but have never done cabinets/vanity's…...doors and drawers oh my….very well done you should be proud of yourself good job
 

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Edward,
cheating? i don't think so. i agree with with Todd. there are so many ways to achieve a result, the choice is yours. i don't think the rule book states you must use dovetails here or mortise and tenon there , etc. - i think? the vanity is flat out nice….......
mike
 

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Great job.

Don't fall into the trap of being a joinery snob. It's all about being sturdy and looking good. In the old days, craftsmen used dovetails because they didn't have the tools and glues we have today. They made them quick and dirty, then covered them up with molding.
 

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Well done! Fine workmanship. Very good looking piece. You didn't cheat, you made it to last.
 

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nice design , good job
 

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Yup, listen to charlie. If it's important to YOU to make it differently, I'm sure your future projects will reflect that. It's a fantastic first project. Most of our firsts look pretty bad, so you're off to a great start.
 

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I'm impressed…I WISH any of my firsts looked this good.
 

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Outstanding! I like this vanity. I don't think that you cheated with pocket screws as long as you don't use them on every project. We need to push ourselves to try different techniques. That gets the creative juices flowing.
 

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Thank you for all the compliments. I'm new to any forum so forgive any ignorance I have.
LesB I did reduce the stile to equal the same width as the stile it butts into. I should have increased the left stile on the end panel maybe. Mitering the face frame is a very interesting idea.
Pocket screws seems to be a whole other topic all together. I agree with you all that is ok and I agree with cylis007 and others when they say to try other techniques.
I am thinking of making the stool in the fine woodworking magazine ( for my next project. It involves lots of dovetails and hand tools. Problem is its expensive to by a 10 foot board of curly maple
 
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