Simple Open Farmhouse Style Vanity

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 02/13/2019 - 23:05
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With raised sinks so popular these days, why not save some money and create a open vanity? You can add a shelf under the sink or even rolling laundry bins. This simple plan can be easily scaled to any space. Special thanks to our readers for sharing their photos.

simple modern open style bathroom vanity with two white sinks
diagram of the farmhouse style bathroom vanity with white sinks
60" Wide x 30" tall x 18" Deep


Shopping List

2 – above mount sinks, approximately 18″ wide x 15″ deep

1 – 4x4 - 10 feet long

1 – 1×6 - 12 feet long

1 – 1×3 Boards, you will only need less than 12″

Plywood or project panel 60″ x 18″ or make a tabletop out of two 1x10 boards, 60" long

2 1/2″ screws

Wood Glue

Wood Filler

Paint and Sealant

Cut List

A) 4 – 4×4 @ 29 1/4″ (Legs)

B) 4 – 1×3 @ 5 1/2″ (Spacers)

C) 2 – 1×6 @ 10″ (Side Aprons)

D) 2 – 1×6 @ 15 1/4″ (Top Side Supports)

E) 2 – 1×6 @ 49″ (Front and Back Aprons)

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
General Instructions

Work on a clean level surface with good straight boards. Predrill and countersink your screws. Measure and mark out your joints before fastening. Use glue and 2 1/2″ screws unless otherwise directed. Check for square after each step.


Step 1

Spacer. Fasten the spacer to the legs, as shown above. Use the 2 1/2″ screws and glue.

Step 2

Side Apron. Fasten the side apron to the spacers, as shown above.

Step 3

Top Support. Fasten the top support, as shown above. Notice the front and back of the support will have a different position on the legs. This is important, because you want your back apron to sit flush with the backs of the legs, and then the back of the wall behind the vanity. You can also choose to secure the vanity to the wall through this back apron.

Step 4

Front and Back Aprons. Fasten the front and back aprons in place.

Step 5


Catherine Hans… (not verified)

Sun, 02/14/2010 - 02:22

Isn't this fabulous??? I love it!!! I love all your colour selections too. If only I were building/renovating.... BTW, what drawing software do you use? I always wondered how to do that.

Tiffany (not verified)

Sun, 02/14/2010 - 03:29

FABULOUS!!! My dad and husband want me to stop following your blog because each day I tell them of a new project we I mean they need to start!!!

Kathy V, Pittsburgh (not verified)

Sun, 02/14/2010 - 03:33

This makes me want to start on the second bathroom, pronto! :P Unfortunately, that's a few years down the line, but would it be wrong to build the vanity now? To be prepared?

Jennie (not verified)

Sun, 02/14/2010 - 03:47

love this! hubby and i were just talking about getting a new vanity for our full bath - although i don't know if we have enough room for a double like this. i guess we could just narrow it up a bit and go with 1 sink??

Elizabeth @ Th… (not verified)

Sun, 02/14/2010 - 04:03

This has become one of my fav Blog's I can't wait to see what you come up with. I love this vanity!! so mant possibilities!!!

Frugal Home Design (not verified)

Sun, 02/14/2010 - 05:01

That is so cute. I love it. Thanks you so much for making building stuff seem possible. You are amazing.

Nielson Family (not verified)

Sun, 02/14/2010 - 05:24

I recently found your blog through another blog I love and I can't wait to start building! Your plans are absolutely amazing!!! I love the vanity and it just might be my first project...Look out for some pictures to come :)

Ana White (not verified)

Sun, 02/14/2010 - 08:13

I use Google Sketchup, its free, its fun, its easy! There is even a Google Sketchup for Dummies book.

To add a shelf, look at the plans for the Kitchen Island here…

Oh, and there is no reason you could not make this vanity size (1 sink) you choose. Just make sure the sink will fit on the vanity top. Poplular vanity sizes are 24", 20", 36", 48" and 60".

mel (not verified)

Sun, 02/14/2010 - 08:39

Every time I look at your blog, I am amazed at your work! I have held a special place in my heart for Alaska since a mission trip there 10 years ago because that's when I learned that it's okay for girls to use tools. And today, discovering that you're in Delta Junction, well, I like you even more! My trip to AK was spent at Tanana Valley Baptist Association's Camp Baldwin in Delta Junction.

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