Tutorial: How to Make a Powder Room Vanity

What do you do when bathroom vanities at big box stores just don’t fit your space, style or budget? Build your own, of course!
As you recall, we wanted to replace our pedestal sink with something a little more stylish and functional. Pedestal sinks don’t provide any storage so it was important to create a simple storage solution for basic toiletries. I envisioned something that was sleek, a tad rustic but open and airy.
This is our first time creating a DIY vanity and our simple structure turned out better than we thought!
What do you think?
For this project you will need:
◾IKEA LILLÅNGEN single bowl
◾2 pieces – 4″x4″x8′ for the legs
◾2 pieces- 2″x4″x8′ for the connecting pieces
◾1 piece -1″x3″x8′ for shelf (or 3″ MDF strips)
◾12 corner braces + pack of 2-1/2″ wood screws
◾MINWAX Stain Cloths + polyurethane
Tools: drill, measuring tape, pencil
The design all began with the sink. We were looking for something with clean lines and a thick base. IKEA has some really sleek sink options at affordable prices so we ended up purchasing the LILLÅNGEN single bowl for $90. The dimensions of the sink are 24″W x 16″D x 5″H which is key to know when figuring out the measurements for the wood frame.
We took a stroll through Home Depot’s lumber department and decided 4×4’s and 2×4’s were the size we wanted to work with. I was pretty insistent that I wanted thick legs for this vanity.
To make this project even easier, you can get all your pieces pre-cut from Home Depot. The lumber associates will cut your wood pieces on these huge saws, which saves you the time, energy and a big mess at home.
You want to start by building the front and back of the base using the measurements in the above image.
Since these 4×4’s have rounded edges (and you can’t line up the 2×4’s for a flush look), you must offset the apron piece by a 1/4″ on all the 2×4’s, just as we’ve done here. . .
See the full tutorial on Pink Little Notebook's post!

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