very basic question: best material for vanity?
Hello all: delurking after a long hiatus to ask what is probably a very basic question: what do I want my new bathroom vanities to be made of?
I was thinking I could save some money, and get all the drawer storage I was hoping for, by buying a solid-wood chest of drawers off Craigslist. I know I'd lose some of the usable drawer space, but I figured a solid-wood piece would withstand leaks etc better than pressboard or plywood.
I've had a few contractors come in to give me bids. All of them have been dubious about this, and want me to buy bathroom vanities from local big-box stores or cabinet makers. But most of what I've seen there is MDF and pressboard. Even plywood is an upgrade, let alone solid wood.
(one of them also said that most bureaus wouldn't be deep enough for useful storage, either, and I'd welcome commentary on that as well.)
Are my instincts correct here, or are the contractors? What has your experience been? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.