Farmhouse Bathroom Vanity Cabinets | Building The Bathroom Vanity Cabinet – Part 1

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Building The Bathroom Vanity Cabinet - Part 1


I’m building the vanity for my bathroom and what I’ve got. Here are the two side panels that I’ve already cut out to do that. The first thing I did was I took a larger sheet of plywood and I cut the ends off close to the right length that I need for these on the miter saw using my extension things there to do that if you haven’t seen the video where I added, the supports my miter saw station, there’s a link in the description that will take you to that video. Watch it then after I had him cut the rough size. I took them to the table saw, and I trimmed them down to final size [Music]. And then I have one other thing that I needed to cut on these. And that was the toe kick area here and whenever possible. I’d like to do these things on this table saw. So I set it up to do that. These are stop cuts. I cut into the line. They’re marked on the plywood And then I stopped the saw and waited until the blade stopped before I pull the wood out and then to make the other cut because that block would be loose between the blade and the fence, which is a bad thing. I added an auxilary fence to my fence, so I’d have enough clearance between my fence and the blade to make that cut safely. So I’ve got these blocks here. I kept them and what I’m going to deal with those and I’m going to add them to the inside of the panel and what that will do is it’ll. Allow me to attach the toe kick that goes along the front. This is the other side panel. I’ll pull it over here. The way and this is the inside panel right here. One that goes against law. You can see when I made the cuts on the table saw that there’s a slight over cut in normal circumstances. You want to avoid that kind of thing, but if you’re building this thing with open cabinets that you know, you would have doors on and shells inside the bottom shelf would cover and that over cut on the bottom here and the one that goes this way, you’d never see it anyway, because it’s underneath that shelf as well, but since I’m putting drawers only in this cabinet, it’s not an issue at all. I’m using the same type and thickness plywood for the toe kick. That’s for the rest of the cabinet here, so I’m using that as a spacer to space these blocks, and, of course, being the strata Because I’m filming this, I put it on the wrong side, so I got to pull it off and move it to the other side. Mistakes happen. What can you do, fix them and move on, that’s? We gotta do all right next thing. I need to do is cut the stretchers that make up the toe kick and the stretcher above that and then one for the two for the back, Actually, that will attach it to the wall and keep the side panels the correct distance apart and for simplicity. I made all of those three and a half inches and I’ll just cut them from this piece of plywood. [MUSIC] Next I need to cut them to the final length, which is thirty three and a quarter. But I need to trim off the end first. And I’ll do that here on the miter saw and Ill. Flip the pieces around and cut the other end now once again. I’ve kept those blocks that I cut off to add to the side panels here so that I’ll be able to fasten those stretchers like this, nailing through the back and gluing it on rather than coming through the side so that the nails won’t show so once again. I’m just gonna use glue and a couple of one two quarter inch Brads to hold those on okay with those blocks at it. It’s time to start some actual assembly by adding these stretchers. I talked about. I’m gonna glue these in along with some longer. Brad’s I switched out the nails to one and three-quarter’s so that I’ll have a better hold. Let’s just add the other two in the same way, and then I’ve got one more to add along the top there at the front, Okay, so the next thing is to get the other side panel on. I’ve already added glue to the locations where the stretchers are okay now! I can flip it over right side up here, and I’ve got one more stretcher to add, and it’s the one that goes across the bottom here, and that goes in there, but first I got to get some glue in there. Mainly on this token, it goes across on the side. Here certainly can’t hurt. We’ll hit this sample. I like to do, so I get some glue on each end and I’ll start that and in shoot into the glue and then I’ll start this end and I’ll actually put it all the way in this time. Just right, then apart a little bit. Now make sure it’s flush in the front because that’s what’s important, and then I can draw a line here and now because this side is against the law. I’ll fire a couple of nails in here because they’ll never be seen and I’ll leave the other end alone, cuz. I’ve got a face frame that goes on here afterwards, and that will really add some support over there as much as I need anyway. All right, speaking of face frame. That’s the next thing that I need the bill, so I’ll set this down on the floor. Here now, the way. Let the glue dry while I make the face frame from this piece of maple. I need four pieces. In total, three of them are inch and a half wide and one of them is 2 inches wide, so I’ll make this first cut at one of those three quarters and then I’ll make the next cut at two and a quarter and then I can cut those roughly the length at the miter saw. I want to leave enough on the answer and trim it off to get rid of any snipe that might happen when I’m planing the parts alright now. I’ll have to cut the length. I’m gonna take that edge that I already ripped, which is nice and flat, actually holding it down here on the table, so I can see that’s pretty good. I’m gonna reset my son my fence. I mean, – just a little bit more like a sixteenth of an inch more than one and a half for these ones, and I’m gonna make a rip cut on these, but I gotta hold it in tight against the fence as I push it through and that way, the side that I’m ripping here will be parallel to the side. That’s our and rip, and then I’ll do exactly the same thing that the other ones to get those to the right width next. I want to make a squaring cut on one side. I’ve reset my fence to fifteen sixteenths and a bracelet laid, so I can make that cut in one pass on the pieces that are an inch and a half wide on the two-inch one. I’m going to cut that in two passes. [MUSIC] Okay, that’s one side, cotton. I’m going to reset the fence to thirteen sixteenths that gives me enough to plane off when I go to plant it. What I want to wind up with here is stock. That’s exactly three quarters of an inch [Music] [Music] now that I’ve got all the parts plates, the right thickness for the face frame. I’m going to cut them to length. I’m going to start by trimming two inches off the end Like I said, I want to get rid of any possibility of a snipe on the end here, and then I can flip it around and cut the other end chi whining, which is twenty six and three days. These two pieces make up the. I guess you could say styles of the face frame. They’re the vertical parts and before I cut the rails. I want to actually attach this one. This is on the outside or the side panel of the Cabinet, The part that shows and I want it to be absolutely flush with this face of the plywood here and to fasten that I’m going to use biscuits and glue and that’s it. I’m not going to use any nails. [MUSIC] The main thing that I’m looking for here, though, is to get the glue so that it doesn’t squeeze out to the front here because I want to stain this cabinet. So I’m going to put it on the insert. Ors The inside here, just a single bead now. I’m also gonna add a clamp right here in the middle. Hold it together until the glue sets a bit about a half an hour to dry. I went and had lunch while the piece on the front here was dry. I also unplugged the tip and filled up my glue bottle, so that’s ready to go. The plug tip was getting on my nerves right now. I’m adding edge banding to the top of the panel here, and that’s to cover that mainly because of the way this cabinet is the top is actually the sink and it comes right out. Flush with the edge. Here, you know, you might be able to see in there and I don’t want to be able to see particle board. Also, the edge banding here will help to waterproof that edge. So I’m just gonna iron that on on both sides and then trim it off. Flush all right now! I’ve got the bottom rail you could say, and I’ve already trimmed the end off clean over against this style, and now I can get a very accurate measurement ear to the inside face this part of the cabinet right here, and then what I’ll do is I’ll cut the top piece that had same length as well. I flipped the cabinet upside down so that I can attach the bottom rail. First that made marks where the biscuits will go. And I’ll just cut those now now. I need to get some clamps on this until this dries as well, but I’m not going to stop them. Wait for it! I’m going to get the other parts done. Alright, once again. I’ve got the cabinet foot up on the table saw. I’ve got the biscuit slots cut to the last piece here before I attach this when I cut the slot in the end for the one that goes here, a little bit of glue on each thing and put it together. Okay, one last thing to do, and let’s add a clap across the top here to pull it in tight, and I’m gonna wrap this one up here and next time. I’m going to be finishing this cabinet like I said earlier. I’m going to be staining it, so I’ll be going through how I do that.