Creating a Bathroom Vanity

I was determined to create a bathroom vanity in the newly-built conservatory using some of the vintage wood that Charlie had salvaged from the house demolition.

The space in which the sink must fit.
The space in which the sink must fit in the conservatory bathroom.

Yesterday’s post were my notes on what that might look like.

I tried to make all the building material convenience to the job.
I tried to make all the building material convenient to the job.

I left a pile of wood,

The Odensvik sink is a rectangular bowl one-piece sink and counter.
The Odensvik sink is a rectangular bowl one-piece sink and counter.

a porcelain sink,

Ikea LUNDSKÄR faucet -- $100.
Ikea LUNDSKÄR faucet — $100.

and a faucet.

You know when I saw the sink sitting about 39 inches off the ground I had to tell them no, no, no.
You know when I saw the sink sitting about 39 inches off the ground I had to tell them no, no, no.

The carpenters got started even before I left the house and the sink was about three inches too far off the ground.  I would have needed a ladder to use it.

The vanity should look something like this.
The vanity should look something like this including the measurements.

After re-explaining my position I left for work.

A conventional trap was used with the Ikea fixture.
A conventional trap was used with the Ikea fixture.

During the day I received a call about how they wanted to hide the trap under the bottom shelf and not use all the Ikea plumbing parts. That sounded OK to me because I had heard that the Ikea plumbing was a little wonky and I know zero about plumbing.  I basically had bought the faucet at Ikea so it would fit the Ikea sink.

On their next visit the crew will finish the trim on this sink.
On their next visit the crew will finish the trim on this sink.

Fast forward to the end of the day when I arrived home.

We discovered the water for this part of the building has not yet been hooked up. Another snafu.
We discovered the water for this part of the house has not yet been hooked up. Another snafu.

The carpenters/plumbers have made a good start.

Do you have trouble making your wishes clear?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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