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post #1 of 2 Old 06-22-2020, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Repurposed dresser for bath vanity

This is a trend I noticed that I liked. I happen to remodeling a home currently, so the timing was right.

I bought the piece in pretty rough shape from someone on letgo. I cant find a picture of before I began reworking it, but the top was destroyed from a careless owner leaving a leaking plant container on the top of it. So the this is the start of the process.

I wanted a trough sink as wide as possible to accommodate 2 faucets. But nothing was commercially available, that was remotely reasonable in price. So I decided to make my own. This is the flat stock after rough dimensioning.

This is tacked together.

I added square tube for the rim and tig welded all the seams.

I decided I wanted a bevel on the front of the trough, so I cut out the corner

Then welded on the new piece

And water tested all the welds

Once complete, I added the drain port, and sent it out for powdercoat

Meanwhile I stained the original top

Then cut out for the sink.

Youd think it was almost over, but oh wait theres more. Silly me, I wanted an epoxy coated top. Big mistake...I think it was too cold in the house, and the epoxy turned cloudy white and never cured fully. Whether it was me or a faulty product, Ill never know, but its the last time I dont test an unfamiliar product on a waste piece.

So then I could not get all the stuff off, and ended up making a new top. I matched the original curvature and profile as best I could without making a custom router bit.

Once the new top was done, I stained and polyurethaned that.

Then I modified the drawers to accommodate the sink, actually this was done prior to having to remake the top.

To make the top drawers usable, I added some hinges.

Then once everything was done, I refinished the drawers on the inside, and lined the bottoms with sheetmetal

The finished vanity is yet to be installed, I dont want to destroy it while Im still working on the house.

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wow, Dave !!
thank you for taking the time to document your project
and share your journey with us. it turned out awesome !!

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