Build Your Own Bathroom Vanity Plans

Build Your Own Bathroom Vanity Plans – He’s going to tear out his old ugly bathroom and start nailing and screwing pieces of wood together.

This girl right here thought she would just tear down her old vanity and build a new one.

Build Your Own Bathroom Vanity Plans

My bathroom needed a master bathroom makeover! I had done it before, but didn’t know anything about DIY or alterations back then.

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Here’s the bathroom after the old top was removed, before the whole thing was ripped out.

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To build your own space, you don’t have to use the exact resources and materials I used, but here’s a list (including affiliate links).

You know what it’s like when you’re in a thrift store or thrift store and you see something old and discarded and you gasp, your eyes wide as saucers:

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I knew it would be a lot of work to strip, but they were exactly what I was looking for in my DIY bathroom!

Using my circular saw, I cut the base out of 1/2″ birch plywood. Then, using my jigsaw, I cut out notches to fit around the leg.

After building the base of the base, I had to figure out how to build the sides and attach them securely.

Using Red Oak 1″x3″, I made the frames and glued 1/2″ thick Red Oak hobby boards to the center of the frames.

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My biggest concern was how I would attach the sides so they would be strong and not collapse.

I had a problem getting the screws out, even with the pilot holes! lol At some point, I gave up and left the stripped screw stuck. It didn’t compromise the structure, luckily!

I also made sure to glue and crimp the sides before securing them with pocket holes and brackets.

WATCH THE FULL TUTORIAL: Check out the in-depth tutorial on how I build the sides, back, rail and sills: PART 2 – Attaching the sides.

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I’m sure that’s not always the case, but that’s the only way I knew how to build it. 🙂

I had some trouble getting it to fit properly, as you can see the gaps and incorrect measurements. lol

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Never be afraid to make adjustments if the measurements are slightly off. That’s what fakes are for. 🙂

WATCH THE FULL TUTORIAL: Watch my full tutorial on how to build and properly fit partitions: STEP 3 – Creating Partitions.

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Home Depot doesn’t have a selection of slide brands, so I went with whatever they had (next time, I’ll probably use Blum drawer slides, which are an upgrade).

And don’t be afraid to use a shim, washer, or anything else you need for support while attaching the slides, helping them stay in place so they’re the perfect height.

I added the slider to the side of the drawer, using scrap wood to help keep it level and even.

But I had some problems with the drawers I made. You can read all about it in the full tutorial:

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Home Depot does not sell Red Oak in that width. So I had to get creative and glue a couple of boards together to create doors that were wide enough for the opening.

The only problem was that I routed most of the board around the edges, the router actually

Instead of spending $50 on more wood to create new doors I ended up filling the holes as best I could.

WATCH THE FULL TUTORIAL: Be sure to check out the full tutorial for how I made the cabinet doors and how I worked around the issues that arose: PART 5 – Making the Cabinet Doors STEP 6: Fitting the Granite Top.

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Since Edmundo specializes in granite, he had connections. I had to go and choose a piece of granite, and I chose that nice white one.

A lot of small adjustments needed to be made to make the room fit properly, including cutting the partitions to accommodate the sinks!

I knew we would need to make these adjustments, but I didn’t realize we would need to cut an extra 5″ off!

Measuring first before building would help, wouldn’t it? That’s what naivety will get you. lol

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I also had to cut the top drawers to fit the new sinks because the top drawers would fit snugly! lol

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WATCH THE FULL TUTORIAL: Want to learn more about fitting a granite counter top and the issues we had to deal with to fit the top? Check out: PART 6: Fitting a Granite Vanity Top.

As long as it takes you to build something, you should spend an equal amount of time finishing it.

After building everything and putting the top on it took me weeks to figure out how to finish it!

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I made a bunch of test boards, but couldn’t get the look right until I made these sample boards, which is where I fell.

Together! (See my post: How to stain wood and use lime wax for an oak finish tutorial).

So I mixed up some wood stain and applied it all over the box, starting with the backs of the cabinet doors and drawer fronts, so I wouldn’t ruin anything if I made a mistake.

To create the look, I used Briwax wax, which reminds me a lot of the old school Noxema I used to use when I was a teenager!🙂

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SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL: If you want to see step by step how to create a grain highlight with wood stain and lime wax, be sure to check out my post: PART 7 – Finishing the Oak Vanity

I used a lot of products and tools to create this DIY bathroom! Click on each to learn more about each product. Affiliate links may include:

Have you ever tried to build a DIY bathroom? Leave a comment below and tell us!

Thrift Diving inspires women to decorate, improve and maintain their home…using paint, power tools and thrift stores! Use these 5 printables, checklists, and eBooks to get you started! This post is Part 3 – While creating parts I came up with this crazy idea to build my 60″ DIY bathroom from scratch. Be sure to check out the other parts of this tutorial series:

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In this next part things started to get even more difficult. This is not necessarily a “how to” for a professional woodworker.

The problem with building this vanity was that I wasn’t working from the floor. Unless you know how to create woodworking plans, most beginners go online and find existing plans and follow them.

How would you use a McCalls or Buttericks pattern to sew a dress if you’ve never made one, right?

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This post is about how I created the partitions to separate the combo drawers from the other space inside the box.

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I’m not very good at SketchUp, which is the free 3D drafting software that many woodworkers use to plan and visualize their projects.

I knew my vanity would be 60″ long by over 22″ deep and about 32″ high.

A rough drawing allowed me to see all of this on paper and imagine how wide an opening I would create for the doors and drawers. I was also able to see where I needed to create partitions.

Since I’m not a master builder, I wasn’t sure if I could do inset doors (ie doors that would sit flush with the gap opening) or if they would be inset (ie hang over the gap opening).

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To create drawers for both ends of the DIY bathroom, I would need to create partitions to keep the drawers separate from the other area where the plumbing was.

Although I measured the base depth, I didn’t measure the top depth to make sure they were the same size!

The vanity was not the same size as the lower part! That means I had a big gap!

I don’t know if you can see it below (see the black arrows), but this previous board was slightly bent.

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Anyway, imagine thinking you’re working with a nice rectangle, but you actually have curved pieces of wood! lol

It’s hard to explain, but I had to push these styles back a bit to help close the gap.

There were other quirks that I won’t go into in detail (unless you really want to know, we can talk about that in the comments section).

But I will share with you the solution: I had a small piece of 1/2″ thick Red Oak.

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Before gluing the partition in place first, I positioned it where I wanted it, then traced its location.

I made sure it was at a right angle and not crooked. And I made sure it was on the trivial side as well.

With that

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