I am a self-taught DIYer just giving it ago, and I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did
We are finally renovating our bathroom, and when designing this space, a floating timber vanity was on the wish list, but the price was not!
So I decided to take on the challenge to build one myself, so I headed to bunnings to pick up my supplies.
Using the Tassie Oak panel 1200 x 600 x 19 mm, I mitred the edges and glued them together using corner clamps.
For support: I added timber on the back (helped with mounting to the wall), brackets underneath the bench top and used timber screws to secure the bottom.
Now time to tackle the drawer. I picked up some soft closing drawer runners to get the measurements right before starting this step.
I measured twice, cut once, and using my table saw, I cut grooves 7mm thick to slide the drawer base in (7mm plywood). Using pocket holes, I assembled the drawer.
I cut the timber drawer front to size and added a bevel edge for the handle.
I sanded everything, patched imperfections with homemade wood filler (sawdust and wood glue), and sealed with Monocel exterior clear varnish.
What do you think?
Love the vanity you made. We just purchased the same timber from Bunnings. What colour stain did you use on this? Or was it just the clear Monocel varnish that bought out all the grain this colour?
Welcome to the Bunnings workshop community. It's fabulous to have you join us.
Let me tag @Banyoabode to make sure they are aware of your kind words and questions. If I recall correctly, they did mention that they used Monocel Clear Timber Varnish only. But there was no mention on what kind of finish they used. Looking at the photo of the vanity it seems like they used a satin finish instead of a high gloss.
If you are planning on making a similar vanity, please make sure to post an update. I'm sure our members would be keen to see your design.
If you have any other questions we can help with, please let us know.
Thank you 😊 yeah I just used the clear monocel varnish. It has been a year and the vanity has held up nicely 🙌🏽
@‘Many thanks for the reply. I went into Bunnings today and bought the clear monocel. Fingers crossed our project comes out half as well as yours. I think you managed to find panels with more colours and grain than we did though which is what makes yours very eye catching.
Please make sure to post a photo update. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's keen to see what you've created.
I look forward to seeing your next update.
I can't wait to see your project! Yeah, all the panels can be so different. I bought all my wood, and then I went in again and found one that had a nicer grain, so I had to buy more, hahaha