View Full Version : Console Bath Vanity with Mirror...finally done!

Jeffrey Makiel
06-01-2008, 7:07 PM
I'm finally done with my console bath vanity and mirror surround. Actually, the majority of the woodworking was done, but it took quite a while to tile the bathroom prior to installing the vanity and mirror. Although not evident in the photos below, my brothers really went to town on a nice tiling design.

I previously posted in-progress pics at:



The carcass was made from African Mahogany and the top is travertine stone which matches the sill on the tub and the sill on the shower door. I was going to use Corian, or similar solid surface material, but obtaining the material was difficult and the natural stone looks better to me. I also found out that the fabricated stone parts were actually cheaper than the price of just the Corian sheet stock. Go figure.

The glass in the side doors was special ordered from Rockler. And the vessel sink and faucet were purchased from Lowes. The nickel chrome German hardware was ordered from an internet source and the other basic hardware (hinges and glides) were either Woodworkers Supply or Rockler.

The mahogany received a cherry/brown stain followed by several coats of polyurethane. The mirror was an existing stock medicine cabinet that had mahogany appliques attached.

Here are the photos...

-Jeff :)







Steve Clardy
06-01-2008, 7:59 PM
Very nice job Jeff ;)

Jeff Hallam
06-01-2008, 8:02 PM
A really unique piece, I like it!

Jack Camillo
06-01-2008, 8:05 PM
Super work, Jeff. Thanks for posting. It's great to see such fine woodworking here.

Jim Becker
06-01-2008, 9:29 PM
That is ABSOLUTELY wonderful, Jeff!!!!! Outstanding design and workmanship.

And thank you again for taking us from the original renderings through the final product. Truly educational!

gary Zimmel
06-01-2008, 11:47 PM

Excellent workmanship.... I love the design of the cabinet.

Thanks for the post on the finished project.

John Thompson
06-02-2008, 2:31 AM
Extremely nice Jeff.. extremely nice and well designed. I really liked it and so did my lovely.

BTW.. you pop-corn bowl on top of the counter needs re-filling. :D


Rick Gifford
06-02-2008, 5:46 AM
By golly that looks real nice! Great work Jeff,


Richard M. Wolfe
06-02-2008, 9:21 AM
Well, Jeff, I had made up the three things I posted yesterday and decided to put them all on together. Then you post yours and I feel like I ought to move mine. :o Beautiful work.

And as per your post on the turning forum about making legs for it: I know I would be happier with some support under it and since you just about have to look for them it takes nothing away from the "floating" look you were going for. Again, congrats on a well done project.

Rob Mathis
06-02-2008, 7:58 PM

I like the look.

I also like the upper cabinet too.

Brian Weick
06-02-2008, 8:04 PM
Great Job! that looks fantastic , wonderfull craftsmanship - all I can say is ~WOW:eek:~Sweet!

Eric Nickerson
06-02-2008, 8:22 PM
stunning work!

Michael Weber
06-03-2008, 12:53 AM
Let me add my kudos to your growing list. Really nice and I appreciate the creativity and craftsmanship.

John Michaels
06-03-2008, 1:15 AM
Absolutely beautiful!! If I were to choose a custom bathroom it would look very much like yours. Nice work, you must be proud.

Chris Padilla
06-10-2008, 7:45 PM
Wow Wow Wow !!!

Keith Starosta
06-11-2008, 8:04 AM
Really, really nice. I love the bevels at the mitered joints of the cabinet doors. Very classy!

- Keith

David Schnegg
06-17-2008, 9:22 AM
Truly Inspirational...

Brent Ring
06-17-2008, 11:10 AM
Very Impressive. I really like this.