This bathroom is ready to go. We’ve already had the trade’s man in and they’ve done the electrics and the plumbing. I want to put something of my own in here, so I’m going to build a beautiful hardwood floating vanity.
It’s going to be a real centerpiece for the bathroom. Here all the tools materials I’m going to need to make my floating vanity. The first thing we’re going to do is join our two pieces of timber together.
I want to make sure I get the nicest faces up right. Now stands your timber boards up, glue the edges, lay them back down and clamp them together. As we don’t want to damage our timber, we’re just going to use some chalks in between the clamp and the timber.
To ensure that the boards don’t bark in the middle when clamping, we’re going to put two additional clamps on top. We’re now going to remove all the glue from this side of the board using a chisel and a rag.
We use a chisel as this avoids spreading the glue around. To get these two boards level and remove the step, we’re going to put one block off cut timber underneath, the other on top. And we’re going to hammer them level.
Now, the timbers all level, we just need to clean off the excess glue and then leave it to dry. Make sure you follow the drying times in the back of the glue you’ve used. Now it’s fully dried. I’ve taken off the clamps and we need to remove any excess glue that has oozed down, and then flip it and do the other side as well.
We’re going to sand back our timber. We’re going to be using a belt sander here as it will give us a nice smooth finish, and we want to make sure we have a nice level finish as well. It’s looking great, so we’ll send it back.
We need to make two of these, so we can repeat exactly the same process for a second board. You should now have two of these pieces of timber. They’ve all been sanded back. You’re not going to pick out the best piece for your top, and you need to mark that and the frontage.
The next thing we’re going to do is cut the 45 degree miter at one end and then we’re going to measure back to give us the length of our vanity top. Now we’ve got our top done and miter it out the way, we’re going to follow a similar process on this second board.
The three pieces were going to get are the side panels, the basin and then the miter. Now we need to join the pieces together and miter them. Before doing this is a really good idea to mark those pieces are going to join together, so you don’t get confused later on.
I’ve now rebated all my mitered corners for my brackets to fit into. We now need to glue and nail them together. When you apply the glue to your corners, you just want to make sure you get a really good coating.
We’re going to continue on mailing and gluing our mitered corners making sure that they’re flushed. This is already starting to take shape. Let’s glue and pin this final piece in. Now we just need to put some brackets in to provide some additional strength.
We’re going to drill and screw them in, really simple. We now need to measure the top of our vanity unit and cut it to length. To preserve the natural look of the wood, I’m going to give it a clear stain.
This will go and looking kind of milky but it will dry clear. You can do what you want, but I think that the clear stain here will really make the wood look good. To fit our vanity, we’re going to bring it up and make sure the holes are in line with our rear bar.
It is quite heavy so you will need an extra set of hands. Once the vanity is back up and in place, you can just put some glue along the back of the rear bar. There you have it, completed floating vanity unit.
[Inaudible 0:03:48] vanity which would cost a fortune in the shops, we’ve done it in a fraction of the price, plus it’s something we’ve made ourselves. The timber brings a beautiful natural elegance to the room, and a simple design is understated but really stylish.
I absolutely love it.