Anybody build their own bathroom vanity?

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Here are some pictures of a vanity I built for our master bath a few years ago. Designed by me with *much* guidance from SWMBO. I.e., she said what she wanted, and I complied. :-) By the way, she loves them, and all her girlfriends are jealous. There are numerous important details that I'd be happy to provide if anyone has an interest.
http://www.paragoncode.com/woodworking/vanity/finished_b.jpg
The following image was taken without the flash, to show off the grain. In person, the whole surface appears more like the vertically-oriented parts of this picture than the picture above. It's pretty...
http://www.paragoncode.com/woodworking/vanity/curly_b.jpg
Here are some progress pics:
http://www.paragoncode.com/woodworking/vanity/start_b.jpg
http://www.paragoncode.com/woodworking/vanity/boxes_b.jpg
http://www.paragoncode.com/woodworking/vanity/faces_b.jpg
Here are the same pictures as above, in a larger format (each is about 135kB).
Cheers,
Jim
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Jim Wilson wrote...

Oops. Forgot the links.
http://www.paragoncode.com/woodworking/vanity/finished.jpg
http://www.paragoncode.com/woodworking/vanity/curly.jpg
http://www.paragoncode.com/woodworking/vanity/start.jpg
http://www.paragoncode.com/woodworking/vanity/boxes.jpg
http://www.paragoncode.com/woodworking/vanity/faces.jpg
Jim
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Very nicely done ... AAMOF, you should be able to have any kind of woodworking tool your heart desires for quite some time with no grief from the distaff side.
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Swingman wrote...

Chuckle! I'll pass that along. Actually, I (gulp) haven't needed a new woodworking tool in a long time. She "lets" me have anything I want, just about -- as long as I stay home and keep doing useful things. Like the 14,000+ lb CNC vertical machining center I snagged a couple weeks ago. But that's for the metalworking side. <vroom, vroom>.
Cheers,
Jim
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snipped-for-privacy@paragoncode.com says...

That vanity looks great Jim, and was along the lines of what I was thinking. I'd be interested in any of those "numerous important details" you can think of.
One question I have is how you handled those sliding pantry-style double drawers on the sides. Does the fact that the slides are only on one side cause any problems with racking? Other thoughts?
Thanks, Mark
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Mark Blum wrote...

Hi Mark,
The side double drawers were one of Mary's ideas. The height between the drawers is sized so the bottom one can accommodate tall narrow containers like hair spray, alcohol, and whatever else she keeps in there. I used heavy duty full extension ball bearing slides on those. The slides, in conjunction with two screws through each drawer into the false front, and the fact that the small drawers naturally limit the load prevents any racking.
There is an outlet mounted in the back of the middle drawer of the center bay (in the drawer back itself, not behind the drawer). Her curling iron and hair dryer plug in there and are stored in the drawer.
The fronts below the sinks are tilt-outs with plastic trays for the toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other things that tend to be put away wet.
The linen cabinet is a little unconventional. Space was tight at the bathroom entrance and the linen cabinet is right by the door. The bottom door of the cabinet admits a laundry basket, and it swings open to the right so the basket can be taken out of the room without a door juggling act.
It looks like a drawer, but the front immediately above the basket is a door that opens down (it has a scissors hinge stop) so laundry can be dropped conveniently into the basket. Infrequently used items are stored in a drawer above the tilt-down door. Towels and other large items are stored on shelves in the top cabinet, whose door swings open to the left, for easy access from within the bathroom. All in all, it's a very convenient arrangement.
That's all that comes to mind presently. Of course, there are plenty of technical details and design choices that can be mulled over, too. The door and drawer edge treatments selected to avoid the need for pulls, the height of the vanity set to the lady's preference, the use of leveling legs, hand-cut dovetails, baltic birch carcasses, material and finish selected to wear well and complement the chosen travertine and granite, undermount sinks, waterfall faucets, and so on.
Let me know if you have any questions. I'm sure there's something glaringly important that I've neglected completely! (G)
Cheers,
Jim
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