Build a Vanity Cabinet
Add a handcrafted touch to any bathroom
Synopsis: This vanity has great proportions and simple lines, with a mirrored door that is simple to make. All the joinery is cut at the tablesaw using a dado set. The door is assembled with slip tenons, and the frame is rabbeted before assembly to ensure a perfectly square recess for the mirror. The cove molding for the cornice is cut at the tablesaw and assembled before it is attached to the cabinet. Non-mortise hinges add to the look and the simplicity of assembly.
Size: 6 in. deep by 20-1/4 in. wide by 29 in. tall
Browsing at a country flea market one weekend, I came across a vendor selling interesting architectural pieces. There were fireplace mantels, stained-glass panels, doors, and some odd lengths of ornate moldings. What really caught my eye, though, was a bathroom wall cabinet of Victorian vintage. It was simple and graceful, with a soaring cornice and nearly…
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CAD-drawn plans and a cutlist for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.