Completing the DIY Vanity

A week ago we bravely started to trim the conservatory bathroom with salvaged lumber.

We finished the top section first then planned the shelf underneath.
We finished the top section first then planned the shelf underneath.

This past weekend we put the finishing touches on the bottom shelf of the vanity.

The lumber for the shelf under the sink will was made narrower to better cover the area.
The lumber for the shelf under the sink will was made narrower to better cover the area.

Charlie ripped a 43-inch long piece of our vintage lumber to face the 2 by 4 framing.

Before we ripped the boards Charlie sanded the dirt off leaving the rustic nature of the boards.
Before we ripped the boards Charlie sanded the dirt off leaving the rustic nature of the boards.

Additionally he ripped in half additional 1 by 8s to form the shelf.

The boards on the shelves are easily removed to access the plumbing.
The boards on the shelves are easily removed to access the plumbing.

After making a two notches for the supply lines we simply laid the boards on the framing.

This shelf provides some nice storage.
This shelf provides some nice storage.

The vanity is finished.

Next we'll turn our attention across the room.
Next we’ll turn our attention across the room.

With little time to spare.

The area to the left of the toilet will be covered with shallow shelves made from vintage wood.
The area to the left of the toilet will be covered with shallow shelves made from vintage wood.

Next project: shelves for the access space behind the shower.

What project are you trying to finish before the end of the year?

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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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