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


Andrea (not verified)

Sun, 02/14/2010 - 08:57

Are you really in Delta Junction? Or is that just a cover? :-) Sooooo cloooooose.

snowphish27 (not verified)

Sun, 02/14/2010 - 09:29

Hmmm...Thinking I might build this as a desk for a special niche in my son's room. Not nearly as exciting as a vanity, but fun nonetheless!

lacysummer (not verified)

Sun, 02/14/2010 - 15:12

LOVE IT, we are starting on the kitchen and bath this spring

I am hoping you may someday venture out and work on kitchen cabinets.
Have any ideas on building your own?

brown paper packages (not verified)

Sun, 02/14/2010 - 15:29

I love your blog, and so does my husband! He is an awesome woodworker, and we love building knock-off furniture--mostly from Pottery Barn. We were so excited to find your site, because he usually builds with no plans, and it's wonderful to have all this info. I adore your farmhouse bed, and we will be making them in king-size for us, and twin-size for our girls.

Our question is:

What's the process you use to finish your projects? i.e. paint, spray paint, poly, etc. We are always looking for better ways to get a more professional and finished-looking project. Also, where do you paint in the wintertime? I noticed you live in Alaska, and I know how hold it gets there. We also live in a cold climate, so I'm interested in what you do.

Anyway, great blog! I would love to feature you in the future!

Carolyn (not verified)

Sun, 02/14/2010 - 17:37

I think it would look great and be slightly more functional if you mounted a shower rod or part of a shower rod as a towel bar below the front apron- instead of mounting a smaller bar on the apron- if that makes sense? Then you could have more towel storage, probably cover the exposed pipes slightly more, etc.

Karen P (not verified)

Sun, 02/14/2010 - 18:34

Very cute and sometimes I wish I could start over with raising my kids, just to be able to make your furniture for their rooms (instead of buying it for ridiculous prices in AK) Are you really in Delta Junction? Very cool!

Heather (not verified)

Mon, 02/15/2010 - 03:39

Oh my goodness! Where are my power tools??? I just asked my hubby that after seeing this. I showed him your blog and we are both super excited about me starting to build our own furniture. But I just may have to start with this! Thank you soooo much!

Philip (not verified)

Mon, 02/15/2010 - 17:38

Thanks for putting this out there!!! :) I was wondering how to modify for a single sink??Any ideas would be appreciated.... Thanks again :)

Kirsten (not verified)

Mon, 02/15/2010 - 18:01

I think my husband is going to kill me. :) I tell pepole if it was not for my husband we wouldn't have any furinture. Thanks for the wonderful post as I was looking at these so that my husband could make them.

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