Return to the Woodworking Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Oak Vanity in Bathroom Sink - Help - PICS

Posted by cdo_and_doug (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 23, 08 at 16:42

HI I have a very small full bathroom.
The room is only 6'2" x 5'11"

I have an Oak Vanity with sink in it and would like to change the wood on the bottom of the vanity.

Does anyone have any ideas for this?
Am I in the best forum for help on this?

More storage would be very useful in this small space.




This is to show wood style in the bathroom

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Oak Vanity in Bathroom Sink - Help - PICS

Can you be more specific about what you want to accomplish here? '...change the wood on the bottom of the vanity' is a little vague.

RE: Oak Vanity in Bathroom Sink - Help - PICS

I'm not sure how to fix it exactly
but I don't like the way the dresser rests on the wood
Possibly adding a draw at the bottom
but also keeping the nice old style of the dresser.

I think normally there should only be about 4" underneath a vanity or it would touch the ground and have a toe kick?

I took more photos to show the angle better.



RE: Oak Vanity in Bathroom Sink - Help - PICS

If it was mine, this is what I would do:
- Remove the front piece with the curves in it. Maybe even the feet stile fronts next to it.
- Remove the base board on the wall starting where it goes under the existing unit.
- Extend the face frame down and include a 3-4" toe-kick.
- Fill in the intermediate area with one or two side-to-side drawers. This will not only look best but give you a bit more storage.
- Stain to match, or if you are not able to match stains, strip and refinish the entire front.

You're going to have to play it by ear; it may be easiest to remove the unit to make the changes, or not.

It appears a real Rube Goldberg at the moment and that would make it appear more usual.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Woodworking Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here