Bathroom Vanity

Submitted by jazberg on Fri, 07/15/2011 - 13:04

We remodeled our basement and added a master bathroom. The vanity space we had needed a custom vanity. We saw the Balin Console Table here and thought it would work nicely. It does! The four 12x12 drawers hold everything we need to use and keep discrete and the storage space underneath works nicely for extras that need to be away but quickly accessed.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine, Laminate Ply for the drawer insides
Finish Used
Black Stain, several coats of poly.
Recommended Skill Level


In reply to by dananryan


Fri, 07/15/2011 - 23:16

We had to make some changes, especially in its depth as it needed to hold a sink. It came out at 31 3/4" tall, 57" wide and 20" deep. We also added a shelf at the bottom. Thanks for the compliment!


Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:41

It looks like you have a glass top on this vanity? Or maybe its just the finish? I am very interested in doing this build for our bathroom remodel. I too would like the shelf for extra storage, and advice on how you added that?

I'm going to have to shorten it some as we only have like 53 inches for the vanity. Might just make it 48 inches which is still a plenty big vanity and just make 3 drawers instead of 4.

It looks awesome!!! Great work!

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Sat, 08/13/2011 - 14:04

Yes, it has a glass top. We had the glass guy cut it to size and sand the edges and put a sealing sticky tape around the edges to make it safe and water proof. We also had to have a hole drilled in the middle for the drain and I put a bead of clear caulk to water seal that spot.

The shelf was easy. Just a couple of ledger pieces nailed with a nail gun (or screwed if you pre-drill) to the legs on each side (from back to front). Then glued the ply wood for the shelf on to the ledgers. I then measured and cut facing to cover the plywood edge and add stiffness to the plywood. I just glued and clamped those on. You may have to cut out a slot in the shelf if your drain pipes are low on the wall (I had to).

Careful is you're going to do three drawers. You'll have a drain pipe going down the middle of the vanity! I had to offset the inside drawers so that they would not hit the drain pipe. I offset them about an inch on both sides (one offset to the left, the other to the right). You can't tell from the front as I sized all four drawer faces the same. If you do three drawers, that middle drawer might need to be less deep (6" verses 12 or more) or you might just make it a false that doesn't open at all. Either way, the four drawers (12x12x10) are plenty large enough for our needs. if I had just two drawers i would make them deeper. Good luck! Share a picture with us when you're done!

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