Simple Gray Bath Vanity

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Hello DIY Friends!

And hello gray bath vanity!

I'm so excited to share with you today brand new plans for this bath vanity the hubs and I recently built for Momplex Unit A.

Of course, building this vanity was super easy (check out the full plans below).

It was the drawers that kicked my butt.

Drawers are usually pretty straight forward.  Well, hopefully they slide straight forward. 

But this time, I thought I'd experiment with bottom undermount slides. 

Why, well, you got me.  Don't do it. 

The bottom corner mount slides (the cheapo white Euro slides) are the way to go.  They are much easier to install and slide smoother.

For the doors, we used this simple plan.  I attached the hinges with Non-Mortise Hinges -

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The hinge is designed for inset doors and are super easy to install.  One thing though - with these hinges you must use a clasp or hasp to keep the door closed.

We love how this vanity turned out!  It will store towels nicely in the center open shelving (I'm envisioning a large basket for wash cloths and hand towels or guest towels), and less attractive bathroom necessities can be hidden behind the doors.

Of course, always happy to serve you free plans!  Check them out following!

XO Ana + Family

Shopping List: 

1 - sheet 3/4" plywood ripped into 20-1/4" wide strips
1 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
3 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x6 @ 4 feet long
1 - 1x3 @ 12 feet long (for doors)
1/4 sheet of 1/2" thick plywood (for centers of doors)
9 feet of 1/2" thick x 3-1/2" tall boards (for drawer boxes)
1/4 sheet of 1/4" plywood for drawer bottoms
4 - Non Mortise Hinges
1-1/4" and 1" pocket hole screws
1-1/4" finish nails
knobs and pulls
2 - 16" euro drawer slides

measuring tape
safety glasses
hearing protection
General Instructions: 

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Vanity suitable for 49" x 22" vanity top
Cut List: 

2 - 3/4" plywood @ 20-1/4" x 35"
1 - 3/4" plywood @ 20-1/4" x 46-1/2"
2 - 3/4" plywood @ 20-1/4" x 31-1/2"
2 - 3/4" plywood @ 20-1/4" x 12-1/2"
1 - 3/4" plywood @ 20-1/4" x 20"
2 - 1x4 @ 12-1/2"
1 - 1x4 @ 20"
2 - 1x2 @ 20-1/4"

2 - 1x2 @ 35"
2 - 1x2 @ 45"
2 - 1x2 @ 5-3/4"
2 - 1x2 @ 22-3/4"
1 - 1x4 @ 45"

2 - 1x6 @ 5-1/2"
1 - 1x6 @ 18-1/4"
DOORS - 22-1/2" x 11-1/2"

4 @ 16"
4 @ 9-3/4"
2 - 1/4" plywood @ 10-3/4" x 16"

Step 1: 

Start by building the basic box for the vanity. We used 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.

Step 2 Instructions: 

We attached the shelves fixed but you could also make them adjustable with shelf pin holes.

TIP: If you are applying edge banding to front, cut this shelf smaller by 1/8" at front.

Step 3 Instructions: 

We made the middle shelf adjustable, cutting it down in size. We will have to cut out the center to allow for plumbing.

Step 4 Instructions: 

We built the face frame separately with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. Then we attached the face frame with 1-1/4" finish nails and glue.

Step 5 Instructions: 

We attached back supports with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.

Step 6 Instructions: 

These are for the drawer slides. Attach with nails and glue.

Step 7 Instructions: 


We built drawers out of 1/2" thick stock using 1/2" pocket holes and 1" pocket hole screws. We attached 1/4' plywood to bottom with finish nails glue.

Step 8 Instructions: 

The drawer boxes are installed inset 3/4" to allow for the drawer face.

Step 9 Instructions: 

Cut and build our doors/drawer faces to fit your openings. We used this plan for the doors.

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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She is actually talking about width here...the board she is referring to can come in various lengths, at home depot they are sold by the linear foot. The board spoken of here is 1/2" thick by 3 1/2" wide (at home depot this is sold as a 1/2 x 4). Then get 9 feet worth, or more if you think you might mess one up :)


...Behr "Intellectual" Gray available at the Home Depot. I recently painted all of our builder grade cabinets this color, then got a sample size of pure black for $2 (I used all latex), mixing 4 parts water to 1 part black to create a very cheap glaze and used a rag to wipe it on --- and then right off. This helped fill the little crannies in the grain and gave a subtle but rich definition. Not necessary to do the black glaze, it turned out great!