Build a small bath vanity with storage. These simple, step by step woodworking plans are designed for the beginner and can be built from a single sheet of plywood.
1 Sheet of 3/4" Plywood
1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x6 @ 4 feet long (optional)
1 - 1x2 - 1/4" thick stock @ 8 feet long (optional decorative door trim)
1 - 25 foot long roll edge banding for stained finishes
3/4" finish nails or brad nails if you are applying decorative trim
Either pocket hole screws or countersunk screws/finish nails
1 - 3/4" Plywood @ 22 1/2" x 18"
2 - 3/4" Plywood @ 32" x 18"
2 - 3/4" Plywood @ 30 3/4" x 12"
2 - 1x6 OR 3/4" Plywood @ 24"
4 - 1x3 @ 24"
Cut trim pieces to fit door faces
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Cut plywood as shown above, with the grain, cutting long cuts first. So you would cut an 18" wide strip off of your plywood, and then from that 18" strip, cut the sides and shelf. You can ask the lumber store to make the cuts for you, and your plywood will be easier to transport and store.
Place the bottom shelf as shown above between the sides, either using the Kreg Jig or countersunk screws or 2" finish nails and wood glue.
Attach the 1x3s as shown above. The front 1x3 needs to be placed with a 4" space above it. The back 1x3s need to be placed at the top, bottom of the bottom shelf, and centered.
Now the toekick. Cut out and attach with 2" finish nails and wood glue.
For the front apron, you can glue and attach the 1/4" trim pieces as shown above.
And the doors. You can attach trim pieces as well. The best hinges I've found for doors like these (full overlay) are these ones from the Home Depot:
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.