Build Your Own Bathroom Vanity

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Building your own bathroom vanity is one way to ensure getting exactly what you need. A little woodworking experience will go a long way in a project like this, but with the proper tools and a set of plans, it is a project worth tackling. You can build a standard 30-inch-wide vanity, or adjust the measurements to fit your custom space.

Things You'll Need

  • Cabinet
  • Two pieces 20" x 29½" x ¾" plywood
  • Jig saw
  • Wood glue
  • Two pieces 20" x 4" x ¾" plywood
  • 2d box nails
  • One piece 20" x 28½" x ¾" plywood
  • 4d finish nails
  • One piece 4" x 28½" x ¾" plywood
  • One piece 4" x 30" x ¾" plywood
  • One piece 30" x 26" x ¼" plywood
  • Face Frames
  • Two pieces 2" x 26¼" x ¾" plywood
  • Two pieces 2" x 26" x ¾" plywood
  • One piece 1½" x 26" x ¾" plywood
  • Corrugated fasteners
  • Two 18¾" x 13½" x ¾" plywood
  • One piece 5½" x 27" x ¾" plywood
  • 20 feet veneer edge band
  • Iron
  • Small box 1¾" drywall screws
  • Place the two pieces of 20" x 29 ½" x ¾" plywood (the end panels) on a worktable. Draw a 4" square in one of the corners of each and cut it out with the jigsaw.

  • Apply glue to the area behind the cutout and secure the two pieces of 20" x 4" x ¾" plywood with the 2d box nails. Apply glue to the tops of the 4" pieces and secure the 20" x 28½" x ¾" plywood to them through the end panels with the 4d finish nails.

  • Apply glue to the ends of the 4" x 28½" x ¾" plywood and secure it between the end panels at the and back of the vanity. Turn the cabinet over on its front.

  • Apply glue to the 4" piece just installed as well as the ¾" edges of the end panels and the bottom shelf. Secure the 30" x 26" x ¼" plywood to the cabinet with the box nails. Turn the cabinet on its back and secure the 4" x 30" x ¾" plywood on the cutouts made in Step 1 with the finish nails.

  • Place the two pieces 2" x 26" x ¾" plywood as well as the 1½" piece the same length between the two 26¼-inch pieces. Secure one of the 2" pieces to one end of the 26¼" pieces and the 1½" piece to the other with the corrugated fasteners.

  • Measure down the 26¼" piece from the 2" piece and make a mark at 4½" and secure the remaining 2" piece on this mark with the corrugated fasteners. Apply glue to the front edges of the end panels and the bottom shelf and secure the frame to it with the finish nails.

  • Cut the veneer edge band and secure to the edges of the two 18¾" x 13½" x ¾" pieces as well as the 5½" x 27" x ¾" plywood with the iron. Install hinges according to manufacturer's instructions and secure them to the cabinet accordingly.

  • Install the two 3" x 7" x ½" plywood to the back of the frame with the ¾" tacks. Next, secure the 5½" x 27" x ¾" plywood to the frame through the ½" pieces with 1¾" drywall screws.

Tips & Warnings

  • Sand the edges of the doors and false front to smooth the transition from the veneer to the plywood.
  • Apply finish to the doors and false front before installing them to the vanity.
  • Do not leave power tools unattended in the presence of children.
  • Do not paint or stain the bathroom vanity without proper ventilation.

References

  • Photo Credit jjandames: Flickr.com
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