Mission (From 400 miles away): Build a replacement, mirror image, bath
vanity ... and build it around pre-existing doors (3) and drawers (4).
(the original (built-in) vanity was damaged, irreparably, by a leak and
had to be removed).
Sketchup to the Rescue, once again:
My helper and I used a Bosch Digital Laser Distance Measurer to
dimension the _precise_ details of both bathrooms "as built", from floor
to ceiling and in between, using SketchUp to do a 3D model, during our
initial visit to meet with the client and firm up a deal.
... in short, bringing both bathrooms, exactly as they exist, back to
the shop, 400 miles away, where cabinets can be built, and everything
necessary to buy/bid floors, vanity tops, sinks, back splashes, tub
surrounds, plumbing and electrical fixtures, and collaborate and keep
the client informed, via our various digitally connected devices, from
Ain't technology wonderful, eh?
I'm willing to take any and all bets that this vanity will slide right
in as designed ... show me the color of your money. ;)
Having built at least ten full blown kitchens _before_ the space where
they would be installed was even in existence, I've got a bit of
practice in building to fit, without regard to both time and distance. :)
AAMOF, I can guarantee that this vanity will fit, with a gap of 1/8" on
either side, by design. :)
3D modeling, using laser measurement precision, allows you to do little
things like this (build to an existing window), months before the new
That said, I will admit to having been outfoxed by my house framers on
I had to rebuild an 'end cabinet run' base cabinet, in a 25'cabinet run,
because the framers over sized the kitchen window sink frame and
installed the window 2" off center ... making the center of the kitchen
sink cabinet (and thus the proposed faucet assmebly) to not line up
precisely with the center of the kitchen sink window, something that
most would let slide, or not even notice, but I refuse to live with.
But even that 2" too large cabinet got made into lemonade:
I give you a lot of credit for long distance replication. I had to build a
replacement bath vanity due to a leaky toilet and ensuing mold. Pulled th
e old one out to use as a model in the shop and I swear I was dead on. Had
to do a bit of tweaking with the chisel to accommodate a bit of tile that
abutted the mold-eroded edge of the old cabinet. Used a few words that are
considered impolite in mixed company, but got it in and it passed the brid
On Saturday, March 30, 2013 11:24:20 AM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
Hey if you like technology to capture reality, you should buy one of out laser
scanners. That's what we do.
In my real life I manage the software for 3D laser scanners that capture the
world for reverse engineering and lots o' other stuff.
Cool technology ... watched a documentary on a European cathedral where
they used that the other day.
As far as technology that can help me with what I do on a daily basis,
and I can afford to own it (IOW, it will pay for itself) I will not
hesitate to own it.
When I do my next skyscraper remodel, I will certainly consider
investing in that technology. ;)
Until then, my Bosch will have to do.
That said, I envy you your involvement in the industry ... I love
cutting edge computer technology, was involved in it myself many years
ago, and thoroughly enjoyed the processes.
Thanks for the link ...
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